It's a start, just a token effort. How much can you do with $333,000? Does anyone in authority realize the dire situation in our forests?
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Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico share fire prevention grant

(Washington-AP) -- Three Western states already reporting
wildfires have received a federal grant to conduct studies on
methods of preventing future fires and restoring burned forests.
Officials say a one (M) million dollar grant from the Forest
Service will be split between the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
in northeastern Arizona, Lincoln National Forest in New Mexico and
the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison national forests in
Colorado.

Officials say the money will be used to remove small trees that
burn quickly when fires erupt - a technique known as thinning - and
to begin landscape and water restoration pilot programs to prevent
future fires.


(Copyright 2002 by The Associated Press