Phase Two of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project resumed operations recently in an area north of Flagstaff and will benefit forest and watershed health by thinning overgrown stands of dense pine and mixed conifer. The Dry Lake Hills Project is located east of Forest Road 420 and north of Forest Road 551 will help reduce catastrophic wildfire and subsequent flooding to the City of Flagstaff. Vehicular travel is prohibited in the area, however people can hike and bike the area. Operations will involve heavy machinery and log truck traffic in the area. The project is expected to be ongoing through Fall of 2023 with a temporary cease of operations each year from March 1st through August 30th due to season restrictions.