Coconino Voices: Northern Arizona to benefit from increased wildfire mitigation, better roads thanks to infrastructure law

Within my first few months in the Senate, I traveled to the Flagstaff region to see for myself how wildfires are impacting our forest communities. I met with forest ecologists at Northern Arizona University and listened to local elected officials and business owners about their experiences with fire and flooding. We discussed that while fire is a natural part of the forest ecosystem, climate change, drought, and poor forest management have made our forests more prone to extreme wildfire activity, impacting northern Arizona communities.

By: Sen. Mark Kelly