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Fort Valley corridor slated for major thinning

The Coconino National Forest is proposing another large thinning project in the Fort Valley Road corridor.
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How to Stimulate the Economy While Curbing Wildfires

In recent months, the nation has been riveted by the spectacle of catastrophic wildfires across the western United States, most recently in Texas. Last year, we witnessed the same harrowing phenomenon in Russia, where a catastrophic outbreak of forest fires racked up an appalling ecological and
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Managing forests to manage wildfires

Record breaking fires in the Southwest have burned thousands of acres, disrupting people and animals, and leaving muddy, flood-prone landscapes in their wake. Ira Flatow and guests discuss fire ecology, and how new forest management strategies may help stifle the blazes.
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Human dimensions of ecological restoration

Six people with ties to Northern Arizona University figure prominently in a new book that links social and ecological perspectives of ecological restoration. Human Dimensions of Ecological Restoration: Integrating Science, Nature and Culture emphasizes the value-laden, context-driven,
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A legacy of healthy forests

In the forests of the West, wildfire season has become as notable and reliable as the first buds of spring. Dr. Wally Covington, Executive Director of the Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) at Northern Arizona University, says today's uncharacteristically intense wildfires reveal a landscape in
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