Arizona Senator Martha McSally is keeping Flagstaff and Northern Arizona forest projecets in mind after she introduced a bill Thursday morning called the “Accelerating Forest Restoration And By Product Removal Act of 2019.” McSally discussed her bill in Thursday’s Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the outlook for wildland fire and management programs for 2019. It will direct the Forest Service to develop alternative harvesting for low-level, unusable biomass that’s coming off of Arizona’s forest. McSally recently came to Flagstaff to tour 4FRI sites and talk with local leaders about what more can be done to accelerate the project. Phase Two of 4FRI is expected to be approved by the end of the month.
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