Goodwin Fire burn scar treatments begin August 14

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, met as the Flood Control District Board of Directors in order to approve a grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service and an agreement with the Forest Service on an aerial seeding and mulching project for a portion of the Goodwin Fire burn area near Mayer. County spokesman David McAtee says a total of 2,000-acres will now be treated with straw and grass seed. The BAER team and Prescott National Forest proceeded with a contract to apply aerial mulch and seeding for around 1400 acres of land on Forest Service property, and the Flood Control District is anticipating receiving a nearly $193,000 grant to continue the work on State Land within the same burn scar. He says this involves a 25% match on the county’s part. McAtee says the funds will allow another 537 acres to be treated. Prescott National Forest officials say the seeding and mulching will begin on Monday so residents will see low flying helicopters for several days. This will not eliminate the immediate danger of flooding.