10 Jun '11, 9pm

Collaborative forest restoration project saved Arizona towns from Wallow Fire:

For Immediate Release, June 10, 2011 Contact: Todd Schulke, (575) 574-5962 Taylor McKinnon, (928) 310-6713 Collaborative Forest Restoration Project Has Lessened Damage, Severity of Arizona's Massive Wallow Fire SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. — U.S. Forest Service officials say forest restoration work implemented under the White Mountains Stewardship Contract — part of a cooperative project among conservationists, local communities and government agencies — has lessened the severity of the Wallow fire and helped firefighters save towns threatened by the flames. Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Supervisor Chris Knopp told the Associated Press on Thursday that he credited treatments with helping to save Alpine, Nutrioso and Springerville. A district ranger from the same forest told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday that restoration treatments aided firefighters’ ability to save homes ...

Full article: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/20...

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