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Kaibab seeks comments on plan to thin forest south of Williams

Kaibab National Forest officials are proposing a plan to thin out the forest on 17,337 acres south of Williams.

The area is between three and 12 miles south of Williams.

Details of the proposal are available in the McCracken Project Proposed Action that forest officials released Thursday. Primary treatments would include mechanical tree removal and prescribed fire.

Citizens wishing to review the McCracken Project Proposed Action document can view it online on the Kaibab National Forest website at

Click on the link for "Projects, Plans and Resources." People also can get copies by calling 928-635-5600, or by sending an e-mail to to request a copy in the mail.

The Forest Service wants to receive all comments on the McCracken Project Proposed Action by Oct. 20.

Submit comments to Mark Herron, South Kaibab Silviculturist, Williams Ranger District, 742 S. Clover Road, Williams, AZ 86046. People also can e-mail comments to, or call 928-635-5644.

The Kaibab National Forest will conduct an "open house" in which citizens can stop by any time between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in the large conference room of the Williams Ranger District office in Williams.

Forest officials will be there to provide more information, answer questions and accept comments.

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