About the Project: In November 2012, Flagstaff voters approved a $10M bond to support the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project – a partnership effort between the State, City and Coconino National Forest to help reduce the risk of devastating wildfire and post-fire flooding in the Rio de Flag and Lake Mary watersheds.

Recent News

  • FWPP Biannual Report July – December 2016

    FWPP Biannual Report July – December 2016 Significant accomplishments in implementation (work on the ground), tribal engagement, outreach, monitoring, FWPP in the News, and financial investments and leveraged funds from July – Dec. 2016 are highlighted in this report. For full report click here: Biannual Rpt – July-Oct_16_Final  

  • Boots on the Ground: Fighting Fire with Fire

    Up on Observatory Mesa, nestled above downtown Flagstaff in the Rio de Flag Watershed, Matt Millar monitors the progress of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project’s forest thinning operations. For full story click here

  • NAZ Today Story – Flagstaff Combats Wildfire With “Watershed Protection Project”

    A 10 million dollar bond will fund an innovative plan to protect the Coconino forest and the city of Flagstaff. The “Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project” seeks to dramatically reduce risk of catastrophic fire danger. Operation specialist Matt Millar gives an insight look at the advanced technology being utilized on the project. For video click title […]