Coconino Voices: Local watershed thinning a national example



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Title: Coconino Voices: Local watershed thinning a national example.

Author: * Vosick, D.J. , Summerfelt, P., Stewart, E.

Subject: Watershed, Thinning

Abstract: The early start to the 2014 fire season has us working overtime to avoid a major fire in our community. But are we, as a community, doing our best? On April 9, the three of us were proud to present the story of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project (FWPP) to the members of the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) in Washington, D.C. The WFLC is comprised of the leadership of the federal and state fire-fighting agencies, as well as representatives of county and state government, the Western Governors' Association and Native American tribes. For the last four years WFLC has worked with stakeholders across the United States to develop a "National Cohesive Strategy" to address the spiraling cost of fire suppression by developing strategies that will help reduce the threat of unnatural, catastrophic fire to forests and communities. Although FWPP preceded the completion of the Cohesive Strategy, FWPP was included as an example of what success of the National Cohesive Strategy should look like.

Date: 2014

Type: News Paper

Source: Arizona Daily Sun

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Publisher: Arizona Daily Sun, http://azdailysun.com/

Format: PDF

Language: English