Home
Field Notes
 
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Field Notes Entry   
KOYUKUK/NOWITNA: Successful fire hazard reductions around the village of Ruby, Alaska
Alaska Region, September 1, 2009
Print Friendly Version
Aerial view of the fire break near the village of Ruby started in 2009.
Aerial view of the fire break near the village of Ruby started in 2009. - Photo Credit: n/a

The USFWS and the Ruby Tribal Council used a cooperative agreement to successfully complete a ten acre fuel break along the ridgeline on west side of the village of Ruby, a community near the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge. In addition, State administered stimulus dollars were used to thin 5 acres around the Ruby cemetery. These two projects are the first phase of an overall hazardous fuel treatment project designed to lower the wildfire risk for the village of Ruby. Additional funding and projects are planned for FY10.  Hazardous Fuel Reduction programs have already been accomplished in some of the other villages near the Koyukuk and Nowitna National Wildlife Refuges


Contact Info: Karin Lehmkuhl, (907) 656-1231, karin_lehmkuhl@fws.gov



Send to:
From:

Notes:
Find a Field Notes Entry

Search by keyword

Search by State




Search by Region


US Fish and Wildlife Service footer