Thinning Project Begins in Prescott National Forest
The Groom Creek thinning project is underway on the Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest. For the next two months, crews will thin out excess vegetation in that part of the forest. This is being done to reduce the risk of a catastrophic wildfire and to improve overall forest health. The thinning operation is not expected to result in the closure of trails or roads in the Groom Creek area. Visitors to the forest are urged to avoid the work area. The project area is 176 acres in size.