Walking Tour-Introduction to the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Program (FWPP)
Friday, October 28, 2016
8 a.m. - 10 a.m. MST
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Introduction to the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Program
Description: The Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project is a 2012 voter approved $10 million bond to conduct forest treatments on two critical city watersheds, both located largely outside of the city boundary and on lands administered by the Coconino National Forest. This innovative approach – the first of its kind in the nation - is a unique partnership between the city, the US Forest Service, the State of Arizona, and Coconino County. It is designed to reduce the occurrence of devastating forest fire and post-fire effects to the community. The field tour will be on-site of a current project, with discussion centered on WHY this work is being undertaken, how it is being conducted, challenges faced, opportunities to replicate the effort elsewhere, and lessons learned along the way. We will be outdoors, walking in the forest: be prepared! Limited to the first 25 people who register for the tour.
Tour Guide: Paul Summerfelt, Wildland Fire Management Officer, City of Flagstaff and representatives from the US Forest Service, Greater Flagstaff Forests Partnership, and NAU-Ecological Restoration Institute