The Grand Canyon Trust has played a fundamental role in restoring Arizona’s forests.
- At the state level, we co-chaired the Governor’s Forest Health Advisory Council from 2003–2005.
- Our Director of Restoration Programs, Ethan Aumack, has served as co-chair for the Governor’s Forest Health Council since 2006 and serves as a subcommittee co-chair on the Western Governors’ Association Forest Health Advisory Committee.
- We provided essential leadership in developing the Statewide Strategy for Restoring Arizona’s Forests. Since 2007, we have worked to implement key recommendations through the Governor’s Forest Health Council.
- We have worked for over a decade to restore ponderosa pine forests on the Mogollon Rim. This work has culminated with the establishment of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) an effort to accelerate forest restoration across 2.4 million acres of forestland. This project has unprecedented agreement, a strong landscape science foundation, and support from important industry partners.
- We have partnered with the Lab of Landscape Ecology and Conservation Biology at Northern Arizona University to build a rigorous science foundation for restoration-based forest management across the Kaibab Plateau