Arizona Elk Society Collaborates with Arizona Game & Fish to Provide Funding to Save Communities in the Wallow Fire Path
Your Arizona Game and Fish Commissioner’s Special Big Game Tags at Work
Phoenix, AZ – October 17, 2011 – The Arizona Elk Society toured many of the areas where forest thinning needed to be done and approved funds through the Arizona Game & Fish’s Habitat Partnership Committee program. In turn, the Forest Service used the money to provide fuel treatments to successfully reduce fire behavior that allowed firefighters to protect thousands of structures and, in many places, halt the spread of the fire.
According to a recent report by the USDA Forest Service, the fuel treatments on the landscape and Firewise principles applied around homes in Alpine, Springerville and Eagar, Arizona area allowed firefighters to do their job, which resulted in saving homes from the Wallow Fire that raged through 400,000 acres in just sixteen days.