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Forestry, Veg. Mgmt, & Restoration

Deadman Mesa Mastication Project, Tonto National Forest, Arizona

May 22, 2024

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) has partnered with the Tonto National Forest, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Salt River Project, and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to implement forest fuel reduction activities. Treatment objectives include mechanical mastication of juniper, Arizona white oak, and Emory oak, and all brush species to:

  1. Create a structure that more closely resembles the structure that existed prior to interruption of the historic fire regime
  2. Reduce the risk of catastrophic, stand-replacing wildfire by decreasing tree densities, ladder fuels, and crown continuity
  3. Create conditions conducive to the reintroduction of low to moderate severity fire
  4. Maintain pinyon pine

Onsite pre-bid tour: May 1, 2024

Contractors interested in attending must RSVP to [email protected] by April 29, 2024.


Responses should be emailed by May 22, 2024.


Shannon Smith, [email protected]