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No Teleconference Call This July

Having received no items to place on a July call, and having many participants active with fire season, we will NOT have a teleconference call for July. However, Bruce and I both have items for the August conference call on Wednesday August3, 2016 at 0900 Hrs.  So, I am encouraging all our members to please email me any agenda items you may have for our August meeting and any supporting documents. The meeting in August…
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Reminder of Continuing Clifton Mesa RX

Mesa Re-Entry Rx 2016 The Mesa Re-Entry 9,100-acre burn area prescription begins on March 21, 2016. The project will take two to three weeks to complete. Bounded to the north and east by Turkey Creek, to the south by Juan Miller Rd (FR 475), and to the west by US 191 and Sheep Wash. Fuels types on both fires include grass, juniper, oak, pinyon pine, and ponderosa pine. The burns are intended to reduce canopy cover…
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Help develop scenarios for SWFSC roundtable discussion sessions!

SWFSC/AFE Fire Conference Date: November 28 - December 2, 2016 As part of our Southwestern Regional Conference in November 2016, we are hosting a roundtable discussion to determine and brainstorm solutions to communication issues that arise during wildfires. If the multiple stakeholders involved understand the varied perspectives within a wildfire environment, then better decisions can occur. Better decisions overall, will lead to mitigation of wildfire intensities and extent and the ability to meet resource objectives regardless…
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March 1 Basin and Snowpack Outlook Report

Arizona received very little precipitation and experienced above average temperatures during the month of February.  As a result, the snowpack is now completely melted out at over half (22 of 43) of our snow measurement sites.  In fact, today (March 3) marks the normal peak date for snow water equivalent in AZ.  Whereas, our statewide snowpack is currently below where it was at this time last year.  However, due to wet conditions earlier in the season,…
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