Forest Service

Melissa Sevigny

A report from a nonprofit institute says forest restoration initiatives generated $150 million dollars for northern Arizona’s economy in 2017. The study was conducted to meet a Congressional requirement for monitoring the results of large-scale restoration projects. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

Seven Heber Wild Horses Found Killed This Month

Jan 30, 2019
Heber Wild Horses Freedom Preservation Alliance

Seven wild horses have been found dead this month on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. The killings are under investigation by the US Forest Service. KNAU’s Aaron Granillo reports the animals are part of the federally protected Heber Wild Horse Herd.  


Melissa Sevigny

The U.S. Forest Service wants the public to comment on a new management plan for Fossil Creek in central Arizona. But three public meetings were cancelled due to the federal shutdown. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


A New Mexico rancher who trapped an endangered Mexican gray wolf and hit it with a shovel says he will appeal the loss of his grazing permit.

Joe Trudeau

Stakeholders for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative or 4FRI have complained the U.S. Forest Service cut down two- and three-hundred year old trees in a thinning project in eastern Arizona, contrary to longstanding agreements to protect old growth.  KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.

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