Posts Tagged ‘forest management’

Real AZ Corridor Debuts Future Forestry Website

Monday, June 10th, 2013

biofuel Real AZ CorridorThe Real AZ Corridor debuted its new Future Forestry/Forest Management website today. This is a high growth economic development sector with MUCH future potential in northeastern Arizona, thanks to 4FRI … biomass … wood product innovations … the emergence of the carbon offset credit industry and more.

Northern Arizona is home to the largest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest in North America, with more than 2.4 million acres of pines in the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Kaibab and Tonto National Forests. Future Forestry and Forest Management has been identified as one of four sectors having strong economic development potential in the Real AZ Corridor.

Future Forestry contracts and industry are expected to create more than 700 permanent jobs in the Real AZ Corridor, including loggers, drivers, mill operators and biomass plant workers. The region’s emerging wood products industry is expected to grow significantly, fueled by the outputs of large-scale, small timber harvesting on more than 300,000 acres over the next 10 years.

The website features the Real AZ Corridor Sector Profile … links to key resources … and a gateway to emerging opportunities in the sector. A landing page strategy and new links on the Real AZ Corridor website are designed to enhance search engine optimization.

It is the first dedicated future forest/forest products/forest management site of its kind … and we expect it to be a gateway to growing opportunity in this sector, and throughout the Real AZ Corridor … Lori Martinek, ED/c Partners

Video Series on White Mountain Stewardship Contract

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

The new Informational Videos page on the Real AZ Corridor website features video clips on energy projects and topics that are important to the 100-mile wide Corridor. A five-part series just posted online talks about the White Mountain Stewardship Contract, which is credited with containing the Wallow Fire in some areas. It was also the forerunner to the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), which will bring even greater forest management practices and new industries to the Real AZ Corridor.

Watch the White Mountain Stewardship Video Series HERE

Learn Why Forest Management Is Important To Wildfire Management

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Record breaking fires in the Southwest have burned thousands of acres, disrupting people and animals, and leaving muddy, flood-prone landscapes in their wake. In this remote broadcast from Flagstaff, Arizona, Ira Flatow and guests discuss fire ecology, and how new forest management strategies may help stifle the blazes.

Listen to the NPF Science Friday show HERE

Navajo County Supervisor David Tenney and members of the Real AZ Corridor worked tirelessly to promote the need for large-scale forest management at the federal level. The result is the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), which was signed in February 2011.