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Kaibab National Forest seeks public input on revised thinning and burning project
25,000 acres under consideration for Kaibab Forest project

FREDONIA, Ariz. - Kaibab National Forest managers are seeking public input on the revised Jacob-Ryan Vegetation Management Project that is proposed for implementation on the North Kaibab Ranger District.

Detailed information about the proposal can be found on the Kaibab National Forest website at http://fs.usda.gov/goto/kaibab/jacobryan.

The proposal calls for prescribed burning and mechanical thinning treatment on about 25,000 acres of ponderosa pine forest on the Kaibab Plateau. The objectives of the proposed project are to move toward achieving forest restoration by reducing stand densities to minimize the risk of wildfire and disease. Changing the forest structure would also increase the vigor of residual trees, promoting forest ecosystem sustainability.

Written scoping comments may be submitted electronically to comments-southwestern-kaibab-north-kaibab@fs.fed.us, or by fax at (928) 643-8105. They can also be mailed or hand-delivered to the North Kaibab Ranger District office at 430 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 248, Fredonia, Ariz, 86022.

For additional information, please contact Patrick Lair, public affairs specialist, at (928) 643-8172.

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