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our monthly article in the Sedona Red Rock News

Help Smokey Bear Celebrate His Birthday

On Saturday, August 10th, the Red Rock District of the US Forest Service and much of the USA will be celebrating Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday. Stop by the Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center just south of the Village of Oak Creek and join the celebration. The...

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Wet Seasons Don’t Fix Drought

As a hydrologist for the National Forest Service, I’m constantly evaluating the rainfall we receive. We’ve had a pretty wet fall, winter, and early spring here on the Coconino National Forest.  In fact, if you look all the way back to this past summer with its very...

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Removing Graffiti on Patinated Rocks

Sedona, Arizona is well known for its beautiful red rock cliffs and spires but it’s being loved to death by its 2.5 million annual visitors.  Too often, hikers and sight-seers mark our red rocks with scratches, charcoal, and even paint, leaving an ugly mess for...

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