forest maintenance

Environment

4FRI revived: Wildfire-prevention program back on track after months of delay

The popular 4FRI forest maintenance program is back on track with a more focused, “more realistic approach” that appears to have government, industry and environmental officials in rare agreement. The U.S. Department of Agriculture had abruptly halted negotiations on an extension of the Four Forests Restoration Initiative in September, a move that caught stakeholders by

Wildfires

Wildfire prevention gets boost from behind bars with expanded program

It’s important to have boots on the ground when battling wildfires. And come July 1, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will be able to start putting 1,400 more boots on the ground. That’s when an expansion of a long-running program that lets the department use inmate crews to do forest maintenance will

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