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Four Forest Resoration Initiative

In northern Arizona, where the forests are dense and dry, we're working to minimize the threat of severe wildfire. Learn about the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) ›

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When most people think of Arizona, they think of cactus. But the northern part of the state is home to the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the world. We’re working on a long term, large-scale project to restore forests in northern Arizona so they pose less threat of destructive wildfire. By partnering with the Forest Service, wood products industry, and others, we're cleaning out understories with presecribed burns, managed wildfire, and mechanical thinning across 2.4 million acres. More on 4FRI ›

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7 reasons for forest restoration ›

Why should you care about protecting the woods? For starters, it could save millions of tax payer dollars. Read our seven reasons for forest restoration ›


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Help protect our forests. Join us in the field.

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Climate research on the North Rim Ranches

Climate change is wringing what little water we have out of our arid lands, and we're helping plants and animals adapt to a hotter, drier future.

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We’re studying climate change on the north rim of the Grand Canyon to determine which plant species grow best in the parched conditions. If wildfires sweep through our forests and burn climate-stressed trees, it’s unlikely the trees will re-seed at their former elevation. Our research can help these plants move to high ground for better growing conditions. Learn more about our climate change research ›

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