wildfire

Coconino National Forest

The Coconino National Forest renewed a ban on camping and campfires on land in the Flagstaff area.

Courtesy of ERI

The main architect of northern Arizona’s Four Forest Restoration Initiative is set to retire later this month. Wally Covington, a forestry professor at Northern Arizona University, has been a pioneer of modern forest management for more than five decades. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Grand Canyon National Park on Facebook

Various Northern Arizona national forests plan to conduct prescribed burns in the coming week.

Melissa Sevigny

It’s common now to see smoke in the air around Northern Arizona in the fall. Prescribed burns have become the norm for managing forests—especially around Flagstaff, which is a national model for forest management in an age of megafires. But nationwide, there’s a shortage of people qualified to do those burns, and funding is limited. The Nature Conservancy is trying to fill that gap by offering training for future “Burn Bosses.”  KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


U.S. Forest Service

The Colorado Plateau is a place often thirsty for rain. But some of the soils in the region are water-phobic.


Pages