A coalition of Arizona-based agencies has an important message for everyone heading outdoors this summer: Be a responsible recreationist. It only takes one spark on dry grass, leaves, branches or needles to start a wildfire.
Governor Declares Wildfire Prevention Week March 29-April 4, 2015
The federal, state, and tribal partners of the Southwest Prevention and Information Committee invite you to join us in promoting Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week, March 29 – April 4, 2015. This year’s theme is “Where We Live, How We Live, Living with Wildfire.” The focus of the week is to increase awareness and to promote actions that reduce the risk from wildfire to homes and communities.
Pinyon Needle Scale Eggs Have Already Been Laid in the Payson Area
Payson, Arizona, 16 March 2015 —Due to the very warm temperatures experienced recently, this complex native insect is already active throughout the Payson area. Female pinyon needle scales have emerged from the stage on the needles and have laid their eggs. Their life cycle is about a month ahead of schedule.
Notice of Public Meeting - Community Forestry Committee (Governor’s FHC)
Pursuant to A.R.S. Section 38-431, notice is hereby given to the members of the Forest Health Council, Committee Members and to the general public that the Community Forestry Committee will hold a meeting open to the public:
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality,
1110 West Washington Street, Ste 160, Conference Room 1010B;
Phoenix, AZ 85007;
Thursday, 12 March 2015;
12:30 – 3:30 PM
Arizona Department of Public Safety Southern Air Rescue Participates in Annual Re-certification with Arizona State Forestry
Monday, March 2, 2015 -
On Friday, February 27, as part of an annual re-certification, DPS Southern Air Rescue (Ranger 54) participated in a joint training effort aimed at responding to wild fires in Arizona. The training took place in the Madera Canyon area, south of Tucson. In addition to DPS, crews from the Arizona State Forestry Division, southern Pima County Fire Departments, and Santa Cruz County Fire Departments, joined in the training.
Pinyon Needle Scale Eggs Have Been Laid in the Sedona Area
Sedona, Arizona, 19 February 2015—Pinyon needle scale, a complex native insect, was recently identified in the Sedona and Village of Oak Creek areas mainly on transplanted pinyon pines. However, it has now been found on native pinyon pines growing in the Uptown Sedona area.
Governor Doug Ducey Announces State Forester
Released by the Governor's Office:
JANUARY 29, 2015
PHOENIX - Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Jeff Whitney as director of the Arizona State Forestry Division.
Notice of Public Meeting - Yarnell Hill Memorial Site Board
Phoenix, Arizona - February 6, 2015 - The Yarnell Hill Memorial Site Board's next meeting will be on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 3 p.m. It will be held at the Yavapai County Administrative Services Building at 1015 Fair Street in Prescott. The public is invited and the agenda for this meeting will be posted at the new website for the Memorial Fund: http://Yarnellhillmemorialfund.org.
Important San Pedro River Properties Protected
OCTOBER 28, (TUCSON, AZ) —Four private properties linking an important wildlife and bird
migration corridor along the lower San Pedro River will be forever protected as part of a
partnership between landowners, the U.S. Forest Service, Arizona State Forestry, Arizona Game
and Fish Department and The Nature Conservancy.