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Tale of Two Fires — Un-Newsworthy Fire is Sign of Success

Peter Warren, The Nature Conservancy July 4, 2014 It’s fire season in Arizona, which for most of us conjures up images of huge leaping flames, evacuations and fire fighters risking their lives to save communities. But two of this summer’s fires have not posed a severe threat to communities. Instead they are examples of what needs to happen to restore a healthy balance to our lands. The San Juan Fire, which started June 26 in…
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Wildfire Disaster Funding Act Support Letter – Partner Caucus On Fire Suppression Funding Solutions

Dear Partners, Our Wildfire Disaster Funding Bill Support Letter finally came to a close last Friday with an impressive160 groups from our various sectors supporting an important piece of legislation (S. 1875 and H.R. 3992). The letter was shared with members of the House and Senate this morning. Please feel free to use this letter in your advocacy efforts. We need help encouraging members to cosponsor both the House and Senate Bills. Here's who we have so far: Senate: Wyden (D-OR);…
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AZPFC Spring Meeting

Vic Morfin is WG Chair for the AZPFC Spring Meeting that is being held as part of the “Fostering Resilience in Southwestern Ecosystems Workshop” (that is co-hosted by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium and the Association for Fire Ecology) on February 27, 8:00 – 12:00 at the Radisson Inn & Suites, 6555 East Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ.  If you would like to attend all, or part, of the Workshop,the registration fee has been waived, for AZPFC…
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Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting a series of prescribed fires beginning February 26 through June 14, 2013

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting a series of prescribed fires beginning February 26 and continuing through June 14. The Refuge is continuing a proactive land management approach by using fire as a management tool. The 2013 goal of treating approximately 6,500 acres will reduce the future possibility of wildfires while enhancing critical wildlife habitat and restoring native grassland processes. Prescribed burning, conducted under an approved plan…
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy Establish New National Agreement for More Controlled Burning

December 09, 2013 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and The Nature Conservancy (Conservancy) announce a new partnership that will for the first time increase and better coordinate controlled burn activities, also known as prescribed fire, on their respective lands to enhance wildlife values. The agreement will encourage more efficient use of personnel and equipment while treating lands that might otherwise not get the benefit of controlled burning. More...
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Southern AZ Working Group Update

Don Decker has Participated in two Cochise County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Planning Meetings in Sierra Vista over the last two months.  The Work Group is contributing to and reviewing a draft version of what will end up being the “Cochise County Community Wildfire Protection Plan”.  The Malpai Borderlands Group (and their Fire Plan) will be referenced in this document.  When this planning effort is complete, it potentially might make areas available for grants that…
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