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The Four Forest Restoration Initiative plans to thin thousands of acres of forests, like is being done at this project near Flagstaff.

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Same controversy, different company

Forest Service transfer of thinning contract draws praise, questions

The names have changed — but the plan’s the same. The U.S. Forest Service on Friday announced it will transfer a contract to thin 300,000 acres of Arizona forests to Good Earth, an international company that operates thinning and logging projects in Africa that turn wood into electricity.


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