Mogollon Rim

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The U.S. Forest Service has finalized a plan to thin trees on 64 thousand acres above the Mogollon Rim to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. One environmental group has criticized the plan for not protecting large old growth pines. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


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Officials in the communities of Pine and Strawberry this week put mandatory water restrictions in place. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s one of the only areas in the state to have implemented heightened water conservation measures this year. 


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Forest managers on the Coconino and Tonto national forests have closed several large sections to the public because of wildfire danger. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it comes ahead of expected heavy visitation during the Memorial Day Weekend.


AZ Game and Fish

Arizona wildlife officials say they're looking for poachers who killed a female elk on the Mogollon Rim.

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Forest Service fire managers report significant progress fighting the 6,634-acre Highline Fire north of Payson. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s now 76 percent contained and all evacuation orders have been lifted.