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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- An Oregon company will fulfill orders from the U.S. Forest Service for a massive thinning project in northern Arizona.

The contract for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative was transferred earlier this year to Good Earth Power AZ LLC. The company acknowledged having no experience in forest restoration in the Southwest but said it would bring on a company that does.

Good Earth announced this week in Flagstaff that Portland-based The Campbell Group will carry out the work to reduce wildfire risks on a 2.4 million-acre area along the Mogollon Rim. Good Earth plans to use the harvested trees to produce wood pellets, furniture and biodiesel fuel.

The Forest Service says the stewardship contract is the largest in the agency's history.

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