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Verde Valley All Hazards Training Association/USFS Coconino National Forest.

The Southwest is experiencing one of the driest winters on record with only two significant storms to hit northern Arizona. It’s almost as if last year’s fire season never ended, and that’s got fire managers planning ahead. Jeff Walther is the Flagstaff Dispatch Manger for the Coconino National Forest. He spoke with KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius about wildfire potential. 


Earth Notes: Mexican Spotted Owls

Jan 3, 2018
Timothy Bowden and Jeremy White

Spotted owls have long been known to live in forests. But of the three subspecies in the country, the Colorado Plateau’s Mexican spotted owl also inhabits sheer-walled canyons.


Ventura County Fire Department, via European Pressphoto Agency

More than 200,000 people are under evacuation orders in the greater Los Angeles area as several major wildfires continue to burn. Firefighting crews from all across the country are either on scene or en route to the front lines, including several municipal fire departments from Arizona. City of Prescott Fire Chief Dennis Light told to KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius his crew is prepping to go. 


Ryan Cullom/Ventura County Fire Department, via AP

Arizona is sending personnel and equipment to help battle wildfires burning in Southern California.

Western Governors Association

Governors from across the western U.S., whose states have been ravaged by wildfires and other disasters, are renewing efforts to work with the federal government to help their communities recover.

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