Thursday, August 23, 2018; 9:00am -11:30am
Protecting Watershed and Community: Progress Report
Join Ranger Karen Malis-Clark and forest specialists to observe recent forest thinning progress on the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project. Approximately 2 miles, with off-trail walking. Bring water, hat, sunscreen. No dogs, please.
Meet at trailhead parking lot behind Trinity Heights United Methodist Church at the top of 4th Street. 3600 N. 4th Street.
Presented by the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project and the Interpretive Partnership of the National Park Service, Flagstaff Area National Monuments and the U.S. Forest Service, Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest. Cancelled in the event of heavy rain, lightning, or high winds.
Join us for this community update and learn firsthand about ongoing Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project (FWPP) operations! Through presentations and a field tour, learn about the history of FWPP, what we have accomplished to date, and our current projects and partnerships.
Coffee and snacks will be provided in the morning. After several presentations, we will head out into the field to take a closer look at some of the recent logging work around the base of Mt. Elden and the Dry Lake Hills. Hope to see you there!
Willow Bend, a local environmental education non profit has partnered with FWPP for this event. Please RSVP on the Willow Bend website here: Willow Bend Workshop Registration
Once at the Willow Bend registration page, please select “Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project” from the “Select a Workshop” drop down menu.
Please come to 1 of 3 open house events for the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP). The Plan needs your input! Among the many important elements in the CAAP Plan, Forest health and protection is a high priority. Come give your thoughts and input on how the city can best manage our beloved forests under changing climactic conditions.
Development of the Climate Action and Adaptation Plan began in January. Through collaborations with community members, technical experts and City staff, the planning team has:
- Produced a Climate Profile, which outlines the expected climate changes in Coconino County.
- Created a Vulnerability Assessment, detailing potential risks to Flagstaff’s economy, public health, infrastructure and more.
- Developed goals and specific action items that will help the Flagstaff community prepare for a changing climate.
We are hosting three Open House events next week to update the community on the goals, strategies and actions proposed for the Plan, discuss our progress and receive feedback. See the online event for additional info.
Please Join American Conservation Experience and Dark Sky Brewery for a silent auction and raffle for gear graciously donated by REI Flagstaff and other local organizations! Dark Sky Brewery will donate 15% of the nights proceeds to forest thinning efforts in the Dry Lake Hills of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project area. All funds donated by Dark Sky Brewery will be equally matched by the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project! Please see the event flyer for details: Gear Up Flagstaff ACE and FWPP Fundraiser
Please join us on June 21st, from 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Green Room in downtown Flagstaff for a screening of the film “Era of Mega Fires”. This film, collaboratively produced by the US Forest Service and North40 Production, discusses the growing trend in large, high severity wildfire across the Western United States.
The film traces the past forest management practices over the last 100 years that have led to the current problem, an “epidemic of trees”. The film discusses several ways local communities can take action to increase the health of the forest, and protect their communities from damaging wildfire.
Please support the first annual Student Water Symposium hosted at the Northern Arizona University campus. Over the course of two days (April 19th & 20th) there will be dozens of graduate and undergraduate research presentations. Each evening of the Symposium will feature a special event including a key note speaker, and a series of film shorts all related to water and conservation.
Please see the event website for more information: www.naustudentwatersymposium.com/
Join the National Forest Foundation and the Greater Flagstaff Forests Partnership for a screening of the award-winning short film “Fire and Water: Restoring Arizona’s Forests”. The film was produced by the Salt River Project and narrated by Emmy Award winner Peter Coyote.
FWPP will have an information table at the film screening to help answer questions, and provide information on our own locally based, Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project!
FWPP will have an information table at the annual Flagstaff Earth Day celebration. Come out and learn about FWPP, get the latest project updates, and talk with FWPP personnel about the project!
Get more information on Flagstaff Earth Day 2018 here: http://www.flagstaff.az.gov/1439/Earth-Day
Please come out to Bookmans for their Earth Fair Celebration! FWPP will have information, project updates, and FWPP personnel to answer any questions you may have. Hope to see you there!
See the event website for more details: http://http://bookmans.com/events/protect-planet-earth-fair/