John Magura of Kaibab National Forest. Photo: Taylor Mahoney, Arizona Daily Sun
The Forest Service has announced plans to inject millions of additional dollars into northern Arizona’s Four Forest Restoration Initiative to help accelerate work on the 2.4 million-acre forest health project.
Starting this year, the Forest Service will be allocating an additional $10 million per year for potentially 10 years to the four forests working on the forest health initiative. The money will be used to hire and contract with more people and increase the amount of acreage in timber sales and stewardship contracts that is offered to local timber operators outside of the contract held by Good Earth Power AZ.