Company named to fulfill Arizona thinning project - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

UPDATE

Company named to fulfill Arizona thinning project

(Source: U.S. Forest Service) (Source: U.S. Forest Service)
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (CBS5/AP) -

An Oregon company has been named in the nation's largest stewardship contract to treat 300,000 acres in Arizona has transferred hands, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

The contract for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative was transferred earlier this year to Good Earth Power AZ LLC. The company acknowledged having no experience in forest restoration in the Southwest but said it would bring on a company that does.

Pioneer Forest Products was selected in 2012, but the Montana-based company had trouble with financing and talked to the Forest Service earlier this year about transferring its 10-year contract.

Good Earth is now contracted to do restoration across four National Forests in northern Arizona.

The initiative is an effort to address Arizona wildfires by restoring about 2.4 million acres of the Coconino, Kaibab, Tonto and Apache-Sitgreaves national forests.

Good Earth announced this week in Flagstaff that Portland-based The Campbell Group will carry out the work to reduce wildfire risks on a 2.4 million-acre area along the Mogollon Rim. Good Earth plans to use the harvested trees to produce wood pellets, furniture and biodiesel fuel.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Amber Alert canceled, missing 4-year-old boy found safe

    Amber Alert canceled, missing 4-year-old boy found safe

    Sunday, August 20 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-08-21 03:44:06 GMT
    Zion Byrd (Source: MPD)Zion Byrd (Source: MPD)

    An Amber Alert issued for a missing 4-year-old boy from Memphis has been canceled. 

    An Amber Alert issued for a missing 4-year-old boy from Memphis has been canceled. 

  • Highway 351 crash left driver injured, ASP investigates

    Highway 351 crash left driver injured, ASP investigates

    Sunday, August 20 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-08-21 00:46:11 GMT
    Sunday, August 20 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-08-21 02:35:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Emergency crews responded to a crash on Highway 351 near the Craighead/Greene County line Sunday night. 

    Emergency crews responded to a crash on Highway 351 near the Craighead/Greene County line Sunday night. 

  • Event teaches diversity, officials say

    Event teaches diversity, officials say

    Sunday, August 20 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-08-20 22:24:56 GMT
    Sunday, August 20 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-08-21 02:23:03 GMT
    At least 150 students at A-State attended a diversity mixer Sunday in Jonesboro. (Source: KAIT)At least 150 students at A-State attended a diversity mixer Sunday in Jonesboro. (Source: KAIT)

    At least 150 A-State students had the opportunity Sunday to get to know one another, building friendships and learning about the university that may be their home for the next four years. 

    At least 150 A-State students had the opportunity Sunday to get to know one another, building friendships and learning about the university that may be their home for the next four years. 

Powered by Frankly