Payson Ranger District fire specialists begin two hazardous fuels thinning projects which will be taking place over the next six months.
One project will be maintenance thinning on 3,522 acres, cutting all re-growth brush on existing fuel breaks. The work will begin on Sept. 22 around Payson and will then moving to the Pine/Strawberry area. The operation is projected to take place for approximately six months.
The second project is machine mastication of existing piles in and around the Colcord Estates area, approximately 603 acres. The project will begin next week and last three to four months.