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Two Flagstaff Area Residents Were Named To A New Commission Dealing With Wildland Fire Mitigation

Two Flagstaff area residents have been named to the new Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission, that was created from the bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Coconino County Deputy Manager Lucinda Andreani and Flagstaff Wildland Forest Health Specialist Neil Chapman were named to the new committee Thursday. The creation of the commission was led by Arizona Senator Mark Kelly and Utah Senator Mitt Romney. The commission contains federal and non-federal stakeholders, including city and county representation, to study and recommend fire prevention, mitigation, management, and rehabilitation policies for forests and grasslands which was included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. In 2021 alone, over 500-thousand acres burned in Arizona, damaging homes, small businesses, and agricultural properties.

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