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Category: Sociopolitical Research

Title: Workforce Needs of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative Project: An Analysis

Author: Combrink, T., Fox, W., Petersen, J.

Subject: 4FRI

Abstract: Northern Arizona is home to the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in North America – spanning the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Kaibab, and Tonto national forests. This vast forest is part of a dry ecosystem that has always been subject to the powerful transformative forces of wildfire, in particular the thinning effects of low-intensity surface fires on pine seedlings and saplings. Suppression of natural fire began on a large scale at the turn of the last century, altering this natural process. As a result, stand density has increased exponentially since the settlement of the state. Recent wildfires, such as the Wallow and the Rodeo-Chediski, are fostered by these overgrown forest conditions.

Date: 2012

Type: ERI White papers

Source: ERI - Issues in Forest Restoration

Identifier: 19p.

Publisher: Ecological Restoration Institute/NAU

Format: PDF

Language: English