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Rocky Mountain wolf traveled hundreds of miles to Arizona

Rocky Mountain wolf traveled hundreds of miles to Arizona

It's the first gray wolf in northern Arizona in more than 70 years.

November 21, 2014 4:15 pm Related Loading…
Conservation groups sue federal agency over wolf plan

Conservation groups sue federal agency over wolf plan

Not enough is being done to save Mexican gray wolves, lawsuit contends.

November 12, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Groups threaten lawsuit over pygmy owl

Groups threaten lawsuit over pygmy owl

PHOENIX — Known for its small size and auburn color, the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl has environmentalists battling with federal officials over whether it should be protected.

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Tucson group pushes feds to protect monarch butterflies

Tucson group pushes feds to protect monarch butterflies

Environmentalists cite a population drop of more than 90 percent.

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US seeks to protect Southern Arizona cuckoo habitat

US seeks to protect Southern Arizona cuckoo habitat

Possible ramifications loom for Rosemont Mine, Fort Huachuca.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

Bighorns finding their footing, wildlife officials say

"Encouraging developments" could mean another transplant of the wild sheep.

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Northern Mexican gartersnake listed as threatened species

Northern Mexican gartersnake listed as threatened species

The northern Mexican gartersnake has joined the ranks of federally protected species.

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Plan would put grizzlies in Grand Canyon

Plan would put grizzlies in Grand Canyon

Petition cites 110,000 square miles of potential bear habitat in four Western states.

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Suit over Fort Huachuca water use dropped, but dispute continues

PHOENIX —Two environmental groups on Friday dropped their lawsuit seeking to force the federal government to determine the impact of Fort Huachuca on the San Pedro River.

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Owl-saving group buys historic Owls Club mansion

Owl-saving group buys historic Owls Club mansion

A national environmental group that has spent a quarter-century trying to save imperiled owls will soon call home a historic Tucson building that was named for owls.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bighorn reintroduction funded by hunting interests

Bighorn reintroduction funded by hunting interests

Three organizations supported primarily by hunters are the main private financial backers of a controversial state project to reintroduce bighorn sheep to the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, records show.

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Environmentalists sue to force Fort Huachuca to spell out water impact or face mission cuts

Environmentalists sue to force Fort Huachuca to spell out water impact or face mission cuts

PHOENIX — Contending prior court orders have been ignored, environmental groups want a federal judge to force Fort Huachuca to finally determine how it’s impacting the San Pedro River.

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Ariz. wildlife agency delays information on bighorns

Ariz. wildlife agency delays information on bighorns

State wildlife officials declined Friday to provide current information on a controversial bighorn sheep reintroduction in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.

January 17, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Fifth bighorn transplanted to Catalinas dies

Fifth bighorn transplanted to Catalinas dies

A fifth bighorn sheep has died in the Catalina Mountains — the victim of a mountain lion.

January 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rare orchid found at Rosemont site not endangered, feds say

Rare orchid found at Rosemont site not endangered, feds say

A rare orchid that lives in the Santa Rita Mountains at the proposed Rosemont Mine site won’t be legally protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Rosemont meets almost all environmental laws, final federal report says

Rosemont meets almost all environmental laws, final federal report says

The Forest Service laid much of the groundwork Friday for approval of the Rosemont Mine by releasing a final environmental report saying essentially that while the mine will cause negative impacts, it’s now clearly in line with nearly all environmental laws.

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Streams near Rosemont Mine site home to rare cuckoos

Streams near Rosemont Mine site home to rare cuckoos

A rare bird that could gain federal protected status lives and in some cases breeds along three streams and creeks near the proposed Rosemont Mine site, federal reports show.

October 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Agreement limits relocation of wild wolves

PHOENIX — Federal officials have agreed not to try to capture and relocate wolves entering Arizona from Mexico.

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State board sued for upholding Rosemont water permit

Opponents of the proposed Rosemont Mine have filed suit, seeking to overturn a state decision awarding a groundwater protection permit to mine owners Rosemont Copper Co.

August 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Rosemont ruling may miss Sept. deadline

Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch is walking a scheduling tightrope for the proposed Rosemont Mine.

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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