The Helvetia-Rosemont Mining District at the northern end of the Santa Rita Mountains is known for its copper deposits found in limestone, quartzite, and granite.
Black bears became active earlier than usual in Southeastern Arizona this year, and some of the big critters are posing problems for people, state wildlife officials say.
A wildfire burning in Garden Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains has grown and a Type 1 incident management team is expected to take over command of the fire around 6 p.m. Tuesday.
One of the fringe benefits of hiking Arizona’s extensive mountain trail system is the opportunity to visit old mines and see abandoned mining equipment.
The black bear was found between Buffalo Soldier Trail and Seventh Street. The Sierra Vista area has had increased bear activity since the 2011 Monument Fire made it harder for them to find food, officials say.
A bear that had climbed a tree in Sierra Vista was captured and relocated Friday, state officials say.
A black bear that had climbed into a tree in Sierra Vista was successfully captured and relocated Friday, state officials say.
Charlie Orel of The Nature Conservancy runs a backhoe to remove an old pond liner and other debris from a pond at the Brown Canyon Ranch near Sierra Visit. On the right is volunteer Eric Andersen.
It's a pipsqueak of a pond - less than an acre in size - but renovation work on it last week could bring big benefits for wildlife, including a threatened frog species.
Four photos of a jaguar roaming southeast of Tucson in the northern Santa Rita Mountains and one photo of an ocelot in the Huachuca Mountains were released today by the federal government.
This bear was removed from Sierra Vista in September, when bear-human encounters were a problem there.
Chalk one up for the bears - at least for the time being.
Arizona game officials are consulting with seven outside experts to determine if a photo recently submitted by a hunter shows the tail of a jaguar or an ocelot sighted southeast of Tucson.
Arizona Game and Fish officials are analyzing a recent trail camera photo of either a jaguar or ocelot sighted southeast of Tucson.
This bear was removed from Sierra Vista earlier this month. The animals, which can weigh up to 400 pounds, are hungry and looking for food in the city.
Bears lost so much vital habitat to forest fires in the Huachuca Mountains that some of them now forage for food in nearby Sierra Vista - prompting a hunt to thin their numbers and protect people.
Bears lost so much vital habitat to forest fires in the Huachuca Mountains that some of them now forage for food in nearby Sierra Vista — prompting a hunt to thin their numbers and protect people.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate about 838,000 acres, mostly in Southern Arizona, as critical habitat for jaguars.
A missing mountain biker was found Saturday in the Huachuca Mountains by a Customs and Border Protection helicopter crew.
The Coronado National Forest will resume burning brush piles in late July on the west side of the Huachuca Mountains in the area of Lyle and Brushy canyons.