The Kaibab National Forest plans public meetings in Flagstaff and Kanab, Utah, next month to review Warm Fire Recovery Project alternatives.
The meetings will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8 from 7-9 p.m. at the Flagstaff High School commons at 400 West Elm Ave., and Friday, Feb. 9 from 2-4 p.m. at the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument's Kanab Visitor Center conference room at 745 East Highway 89.
Forest officials planned the meetings to clarify major issues the public raised with the Forest Service's proposed action for the project, and to review the tentative alternatives developed to address those issues.
The results of the meetings will help Forest Service specialists finalize the alternatives for consideration and analysis in an environmental impact statement.
The proposed action for the Warm Fire Recovery Project is open for comment and is available on the Kaibab National Forest Web site at www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai.
Proposed action calls for salvage logging on nearly 10,000 acres, resulting in removal of approximately 84.5 million board feet of timber products.
Fuel treatments would be conducted on some logged areas to protect future regeneration.
Reforestation proposed for the wildfire area includes allowing aspen to naturally regenerate on approximately 4,050 acres, planting of ponderosa pine on 5,370 acres and planting of mixed conifers (ponderosa pine and Douglas fir) on 5,270 acres.
For more information about Warm Fire recovery efforts, call the North Kaibab Ranger District at 928-643-7395, or visit the Kaibab National Forest Web site at www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai.