Forest Economics Discussed At Next Business Buzz Luncheon

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The April Business Buzz luncheon will feature speakers from Northern Arizona University who will discuss a variety of current and proposed initiatives that will determine the future of forest lands.

This special, extended version of the luncheon includes speakers Lucy Murfitt, director of partnership and collaboration at the Ecological Restoration Institute and Dr. Wally Covington, regent’s professor and director at the institute.

The meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 14 at the Lomona Lodge on the Mt. Cross campus, off Highway 260.

According to the Northern Gila County Economic Development Corporation and Rim Country chamber who sponsor the event, “our economic well-being and quality of life are inextricably tied to the surrounding natural environment. For short- and long-term prosperity, it is essential to explore how we restore and use the forest for fun and profit.

“Restoring, maintaining and utilizing a healthy forest is not only a matter of safety and good stewardship, it is also an economic driver that directly and indirectly creates business and employment opportunities.”

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