Skip to comments.Governor brings relief to victims of Rodeo-Chediski fire
Posted on 02/07/2003 5:21:49 PM PST by madflyEdited on 05/07/2004 5:37:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
SHOW LOW - Gov. Janet Napolitano delivered money and words of support Friday to eastern Arizona residents still trying to recover from the largest wildfire in state history.
Napolitano handed over a $413,000 grant to help pay for planting Ponderosa pines and other plants on private lands burned by the Rodeo-Chediski fire in June and July. The fire charred 469,000 acres and destroyed some 450 homes in the areas around Show Low and Heber-Overgaard.
(Excerpt) Read more at tucsoncitizen.com ...
It's like they want the trees and animals to burn so that they can turn around and blame it on man to further their enviro-socialist agenda. This may or may not be the case. I'm trying to figure out how they "think", which is probably a futile exercise.
She should know. She was probably a member of that group (Forest Guardians) or the Sierra Club when she lived in NM. Anyone know her background memberships in environmental groups? (She probably listed her memberships to help her get elected, like Jim Baca the former Mayor of Albuquerque was Wilderness Society director before Clinton appointed him head (or deputy) of the BLM.)
Bumping and adding NM to topics.
*Assume that the area is replanted to 300 trees per acre (12' x 12' spacing). This is the minumum stocking standards in California by the way.
* From the article above: $9,000 ÷ 25,000 trees = 36¢/tree
* Assume in the ground cost of 77¢/tree (36¢ for the seedling and 41¢ to plant it)
* 300 trees/acre x 77¢/tree = $231 per acre in reforestation costs alone.
* $413,000 ÷ $231/acre = 1,787 acres - that is how much the Governor's check will replant.
* 469,000 acres x $231/acre = $108,339,000.00
The article says this is for private ground only, so it is not supposed to replant the whole thing because alot of the land burned was on the Apache Reservation; and to be realistic, alot of that ground was pinion and juniper woodland. So even if one only replants half of the area burned, the total cost is over $50 million dollars, because the project would involve planting over 70 million trees.
That was "cheat grass" for those who didn't know. :-))
I guess that would depend on weather one could find an individual willing to sit on the wing with a bag of seed, pitching handfulls out in an orderly fashion ;o)
Seriously, aeriel seeding was utilized in the 1960's with sporadic success. Main problem was uneven application...some areas got no seed, other areas came back like dog-hair. As far as cost, I don't know anyone who does it. The closest thing would be helicopter application of granular herbicide I'm guessing $170 - $210 per acre.
Democratic governor-elect Janet Napolitano has tapped a real estate executive, a state senator, an environmentalist and a former aide to Al Gore to make up her national resources team.
Napolitano is nominating commercial real estate executive Mark Winkelman to head the Arizona Land Department, which oversees state-owned property and open spaces. Winkelman was active in Napolitano's campaign and is founder and managing partner of MGS Partners LLC.
The governor-elect has picked Lori Faeth as her environmental policy advisor. Faeth currently serves as the Arizona lobbyist for the Nature Conservancy one of the top environmental and conservation advocacy groups.
Steve Owens will be the new director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Owens is an environmental lawyer who served as an aide to Al Gore when he represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate.
Democratic State Sen. Herb Guenther will lead the state Department of Water Resources. Guenther was re-elected in November, which creates a legislative vacancy that must be filled by a Democrat. (I forget who replaced him)
Mighty telling, isn't it, that a federal bureaucracy has an association dedicated to saying what they couldn't say when they were employed?
Yep, the USFS gave golden handshakes to their most experienced and capable personnel; and although those folks are glad they left, it breaks their hearts to see what is happening to the land that they spent their entire careers taking care of...sigh.