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Forest returning — ever so slowly — after Aspen Fire

Forest returning — ever so slowly — after Aspen Fire

What will it look like in a few decades? No one knows.

June 05, 2015 7:00 pm Photos

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Will restored creeks thrive if Rosemont gets OK?

Will restored creeks thrive if Rosemont gets OK?

Rosemont Mine could dry up success stories Cienega Creek and Empire Gulch, critics fear

May 10, 2015 7:00 pm Photos

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Volunteers help stabilize buildings in ghost town

Volunteers help stabilize buildings in ghost town

A trip to Kentucky Camp reveals a century-old mining town.

April 06, 2015 7:51 pm Video Photos

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Judge rejects Tombstone water-access arguments

Judge rejects Tombstone water-access arguments

City claimed perpetual right to water from the Huachuca Mountains.

March 14, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…
Trek this trail for scenic beauty and exercise

Trek this trail for scenic beauty and exercise

Hikers get bird's-eye views and a good workout on the Phoneline.

February 04, 2015 4:32 pm Photos

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Great Old Broads on a mission to save wilderness

Great Old Broads on a mission to save wilderness

Great Old Broads for Wilderness welcomes members of all ages and genders.

January 13, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Conservation groups oppose helicopters in wilderness areas

Conservation groups oppose helicopters in wilderness areas

Plans for helicopter landings in wilderness areas face opposition from environmental groups.

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Endangered red squirrels appear to be holding their own

Endangered red squirrels appear to be holding their own

The small gain (two) signals stability in the Mount Graham population.

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Summer wildflowers still blooming in Catalinas in November

Summer wildflowers still blooming in Catalinas in November

It's barely a month until winter, but summer wildflowers are still blooming.

November 10, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Wildlife corridors along San Pedro River get protection

Wildlife corridors along San Pedro River get protection

Land-use agreements will protect vital wildlife corridors from development.

October 28, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Road into popular Cave Creek Canyon closed indefinitely

Road into popular Cave Creek Canyon closed indefinitely

A 19-mile stretch of Forest Road 42 is closed.

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Forest project to benefit Mount Graham red squirrels

Forest project to benefit Mount Graham red squirrels

Work will help cut wildfire risk, improve habitat.

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Controversy brews over plan for helicopters in wilderness

Controversy brews over plan for helicopters in wilderness

Wildlife officials want to use helicopters to manage bighorn sheep.

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Buildings weren't burned by Forest Service, judge rules

Buildings weren't burned by Forest Service, judge rules

Two Oracle-area couples claimed their properties were destroyed in a backburn during the Bullock Fire in 2002.

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Rosemont pays $551,000 firefighting bill

Rosemont pays $551,000 firefighting bill

2011 wildfire was started by a company employee.

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Forest Service fighting new wildfire east of Arivaca

Forest Service fighting new wildfire east of Arivaca

No structures are threatened.

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Hudbay vs. Augusta: By the numbers

The difference in size and scale between the current owners of the proposed Rosemont Mine and its suitor is staggering, their financial reports show.

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New Rosemont Mine delay now assured; Fish & Wildlife taking fresh look at impacts on 8 imperiled species

The federal government formally announced Friday that it will restart reviews of the proposed Rosemont Mine’s impacts on eight endangered species including the ocelot.

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Sierra Club opposes further bighorn releases in Catalina Mountains

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.

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Public invited to weigh in on Sabino Canyon's future

Public invited to weigh in on Sabino Canyon's future

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.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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