Catastrophe: A Forest In Flames

Rim Country is home to the largest stand of ponderosa pine trees in the world. But the majestic beauty of the forest can also be extremely dangerous. The region's two newspapers, The White Mountain Independent and Payson Roundup have teamed up to produce Catastrophe: A Forest in Flames - a six months-long, in-depth series that will focus on how the largest and deadliest wildfires in Arizona history happened, what has been done since then, and what could be done to have a healthier forest. We believe we have the responsibility of educating the community on the vital issues facing the forests, and take that role seriously.

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Phil Mason

Do you also have the responsibility of holding the Forest Service lackeys accountable for their horrible mismanagement of the forests, including cleaning out underbrush and doing investigative articles on their leaving large piles of dead cuttings lying around as tinder in the interest of "wildlife"?

If the forest service does not do their job, everything else is worthless, including firewising residential properties .

Kenneth Woolcock

Well said Phil

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