Chiricahua - Dragoons - Dos Cabezas
The USDA Forest Service, Coronado National Forest, is proposing the Chiricahua-Dragoons-Dos Cabezas FireScape Project to coordinate Forest Service fire and fuels reduction activities with those of
Fire has played an important ecological role in the history of the grassland and woodland ecosystems of southeastern Arizona. Regular intervals of naturally occurring fire restrict the
In order to create “fire-resilient” landscapes, we need to step up the scale of treatments. If the natural fire return interval for our fire-adapted systems is conservatively every 15 years, then over our 500,000-acre Chiricahua-Dragoon landscape we need to treat 30,000 acres per year. A key goal of this project is to complete environmental compliance activities at the whole-mountain scale to pave the way for concentrating on safe, opportunistic, large-scale treatments.
Public comments on the Chiricahua FireScape project are being accepted at this time. A project description as well as instructions on how to submit comments are included in the Scoping Notice. To download a pdf of the Chiricahua Scoping Notice, please click here.
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