Forest Service hosting public volunteer events to help replant Schultz burn area

The Flagstaff Ranger District is inviting volunteers to help replant approximately 2,500 ponderosa pine trees in the Schultz Fire burn area. Public volunteer events will be held on three Saturdays in April. Each event is limited to 50 volunteers; those interested should sign-up in advance by contacting Justin Loxley, Flagstaff District Volunteer Coordinator, at or 928-527-8213.



Saturday, April 6

Saturday, April 13

Saturday, April 20 (Earth Day Weekend!)


Events begin at 8:30 a.m. and will last until approximately 1:00 p.m.  Volunteers should arrive by 8:30 to attend the safety briefing and planting demonstration.

Where: The planting areas are located off of Schultz Pass Road (Forest Road 420), approximately 12 miles north of Flagstaff on Highway 89 and approximately 5 miles on forest roads.  The road should be suitable for most cars; however persons with low clearance vehicles are advised to drive carefully. Specific directions and details will be given at registration.

What to Bring: Sturdy shoes, long pants, gloves, hard hats or bike helmets if you have them, sunscreen, appropriate dress for the weather, snacks or lunch, and plenty of water. Planting tools will be provided by the Forest Service.

Who: Anyone eager to help with the Schultz Fire recovery efforts. Participants of all ages are welcome; minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

For other general information on the Schultz burn recovery and restoration efforts, contact the Flagstaff Ranger District at 928-526-0866 or visit our website at

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