Forest Service and Arizona Nature Conservancy Partner for Future Forests – A New Approach to Reducing Risk

The Four Forest plan — or 4FRI — was intended to thin 1 million acres over 20 years within a 2.4 million-acre expanse stretching roughly from the Grand Canyon to New Mexico along the Mogollon Rim. In Arizona, the Four Forests Restoration Initiative (4FRI) was, and still is, a shining example of the Cohesive Strategy..

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New Study the First to Map Escape Routes for Firefighters from the Air

Mapped potential escape routes.  Photo: Michael Campbell Before battling the flames, firefighters identify areas where they can retreat, and designate the best escape routes to get from the fire line to those safety zones. Currently firefighters make these decisions on the ground, using expert knowledge of fire behavior and assessing their ability to traverse a..

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Karuk Tribe Picks Up $100k PG&E Climate Change Grant to Fund Traditional, Prescribed-Burn Forest Management

PG&E representatives present the Karuk Tribe with a $100,000 grant.  Photo: Karuk Tribe. The Karuk Tribe is one of two recipients of PG&E’s Better Together Resilient Communities grants – a program created to support local initiatives to build greater climate resilience throughout Northern and Central California.  “We have used fire as a management tool since the beginning..

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