Ironwood Forest National Monument — home to grand stands of some of the longest-living trees in the Sonoran Desert — is little known to many Tucsonans, but an event Saturday offers an on-site introduction.
Officials said they believed shotgun blasts felled this saguaro in an area used for wildcat target shooting at Ironwood Forest.
Recreational target shooting is now illegal at Ironwood Forest National Monument, following years of controversy about the practice.
A bullet-riddled BLM sign warns that it's illegal to leave shotgun shells behind at Ironwood Forest National Monument.
Rugged rock summits, bounding bighorn sheep and grand stands of desert trees are among the many wonders at Ironwood Forest National Monument - but many Tucsonans have never been there.
After heavy protests from gun-rights' groups, the federal government is dropping a proposed ban on target shooting at the Sonoran Desert National Monument.
The Bureau of Land Management has produced a children's book
about a tortoise that takes a 100-year journey across Arizona.
Catalina park hosts solar party Saturday
If you're hankering to get out and about after - or during - the
hectic holiday, here's an idea: Check out the Ironwood Forest
National Monument, which has been celebrating its 10th anniversary
Researchers at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum have surmised that mites may have caused saguaros to mutate near the Ironwood Forest National Monument.
The Silverbell Cemetery is on land adjacent to the monument and contains more than 80 graves of people associated with the community of Silverbell and the Silver Bell Mine.
Ragged Top looms above members of the Dove Mountain Hiking Club and the Friends of the Ironwood Forest. About 70 bighorn sheep live atop Ragged Top.
Kathy Church checks her camera while out on a hike with members of the Dove Mountain Hiking Club and the Friends of the Ironwood Forest.
Marana's Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday will
showcase its new partnership with the Ironwood Forest National
Monument, which is putting on a "Get Outside With Your Kids" event
at parks and rec headquarters.