November 7, 2015 Board Meeting Notes

CALL TO ORDER: PINE/STRAWBERRY FUEL REDUCTION, INC. COMMUNITY MEETING MINUTES NOVEMBER 7, 2015 President Melvin Palmer called the meeting to order at 10:00 A.M. The meeting was held at the Pine Cultural Hall Mel led the Pledge of Allegiance MEMBERS PRESENT: Melvin Palmer (President), Mike Brandt (Vice-President), Jack Malloy (Secretary, Darwin Huber (Treasurer), Janet Brandt,…

2015 Pine/Strawberry Fuel Reduction Roadside Brush And Leaf Bag Pick-Up

This program is for do-it-yourself property owners who do not have a truck or trailer to be able to remove thinned brush from their property. Download the schedule and guidelines (all residents received a copy in their mailbox). NO CONTRACTORS BRUSH PILES WILL BE PICKED UP. Only green waste will be picked up- brush, branches,…

Trails in the Fuel Break

In the Pine Strawberry area, many of the current trail configurations in the Tonto National Forest are primarily a result of historic social usage.  Many of these trails follow old routes from ranching or timber operations, fire suppression, or animals.  Most were never specifically designed for long-term sustainable recreational use, and as a result they…

Fuel Break Seeding

The fuel break that surrounds Pine and Strawberry is in constant need of mechanical clearing to keep it an effective tool for combating a fire either entering or leaving the community.  This constant clearing is not cost effective nor does it accomplish the restoration of the native ecosystem that is truly the answer in safeguarding…