Abundant monsoon moisture has left the mountains looking lush and green.
Wildlife officials want to use helicopters to manage bighorn sheep.
"Encouraging developments" could mean another transplant of the wild sheep.
Wildflowers are in brilliant bloom in the mountains — bolstered by the monsoon.
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Popular Sabino Canyon northeast of Tucson typically has three types of weather in June: hot, very hot and let’s-not-even-talk-about-it hot.
Walkers, runners and bicyclists now can travel a continuous five-mile segment of The Loop recreational trail in Oro Valley — all the way from La Cañada Drive to Tangerine Road.
The summit of the world-famous Matterhorn sits precisely on the border between Italy and Switzerland — and that fact of international geography posed an irresistible challenge for Tucsonan Terry DeWald.
Mountain wildflowers are usually associated with the days of summer high in the Catalina Mountains, but some are bursting into bloom now at 8,000 feet in the range north of Tucson.
An Arizona chapter of the influential Sierra Club — founded in 1892 by legendary conservationist John Muir and now the nation’s largest environmental group — has come out in opposition to a controversial bighorn sheep reintroduction near Tucson.
Sabino Canyon, a spectacular slash in the Catalina Mountains northeast of Tucson, now attracts 1 million visitors a year — and federal officials say the canyon’s 21-year-old recreation plan is due for a makeover.
You could stay in a plain old motel room — or you could try something a bit more adventurous: Bedding down for the night in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps house or a onetime ranger’s cabin in a scenic national forest setting.
Bighorn sheep apparently have had their best month in the Catalina Mountains since 31 of the animals were transplanted to the range north of Tucson in November.
Rose Canyon Lake — a popular woodsy destination for anglers, campers and picnickers — reopens today for the summer season.
A newborn bighorn sheep lamb was spotted with its mother Friday in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, state wildlife officials reported.
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Another bighorn sheep has died in the Catalina Mountains, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reported Monday.
A bighorn sheep reintroduction project that has brought the deaths of 15 bighorns and three mountain lions in the Catalina Mountains is a futile “crazy program” that will only lead to more dead animals, a spokesman for opponents of the project said Friday.
Two more bighorn sheep have died in the Catalina Mountains, and a mountain lion was killed for preying on sheep, state wildlife officials said Wednesday.