KUNM Local
2:28 pm
Fri June 10, 2011

New Program Aims to Restore Forests, Prevent Wildfires

Flagstaff, AZ – Over the last decade forests in the Southwest have seen more catastrophic fires, like the one burning right now in Eastern Arizona. Scientists say it's a result of unhealthy forests. A new effort aims to restore the landscape and if it works in Arizona, it could be used on the 180 million acres of ponderosa pine forests across the west.

From the Fronteras Changing America Desk in Flagstaff, Laurel Morales reports.