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Dogs pose a threat to bighorn sheep survival

Dogs pose a threat to bighorn sheep survival

Hikers have been seen with dogs in banned areas.

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New trails at Arthur Pack Park

New trails at Arthur Pack Park

Steep, rugged, challenging trails in remote terrain have their place, but plenty of hikers prefer paths that are short, flat, easy, nearby, and still rich in natural desert beauty.

April 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Friends group at Catalina State Park starts saguaro-adoption program

Friends group at Catalina State Park starts saguaro-adoption program

Some people pay money to “adopt” stars far out in the galaxy. Others pony up dollars to adopt wolves in support of conservation. Now — here in cactus-studded Southern Arizona — you’re invited to adopt a saguaro.

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Unauthorized trails mar Pima County parks

Unauthorized trails mar Pima County parks

Pima County parks official Kerry Baldwin remembers the phone call all too clearly.

January 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Hike off that holiday feast

Hike off that holiday feast

Perhaps your Christmas feast will consist of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.

December 23, 2013 1:00 pm Photos

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Hike off that Thanksgiving feast

Hike off that Thanksgiving feast

Perhaps your Thanksgiving feast consisted of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fed shutdown closes Madera Canyon

Fed shutdown closes Madera Canyon

Popular Madera Canyon is the latest victim of the federal government’s partial shutdown.

October 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Shutdown effects in Tucson

Shutdown effects in Tucson

Nature lovers in Tucson quickly felt the effects of a partial federal government shutdown Tuesday — with Saguaro National Park and other recreation sites closed indefinitely.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Horses' hooves, erosion turn trails into trenches

Horses' hooves, erosion turn trails into trenches

In Saguaro National Park East, this portion of the Garwood Trail looks more like a ditch than a pathway. Park officials are tackling the most severely rutted trails, repairing and rerouting them.

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Horses' hooves, erosion turn trails into trenches

Horses' hooves, erosion turn trails into trenches

Horses' hooves, storm runoff and natural erosion have cut trenches up to 2 feet deep in some trails at Saguaro National Park East.

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St. Louis companies donate $1 million to Arch-parks tax campaign

St. Louis companies donate $1 million to Arch-parks tax campaign

Civic Progress has gathered most of the money from area companies, including Energizer, Edward Jones and Monsanto, since December

March 26, 2013 2:00 pm Photos

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Arch tax money would go through trail district; is it up for the job?

Arch tax money would go through trail district; is it up for the job?

Proposition P would raise sales taxes for Arch and park — and push Great Rivers Greenway into a new, larger role.

March 24, 2013 12:15 am Photos

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Regional trails need levy passage

Regional trails need levy passage

Jim Krause, 74, from Oakville, walks with his dog Lobo on the new bridge that connects trails at Jefferson Barracks Park on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The trail opened this fall and has views of the Mississippi River. Photo by J.B. Forbes jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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Regional trails need levy passage

Regional trails need levy passage

Inga Boerstler, from Fenton, walks with her dog, Misty on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, along the trail by Meramec Landing Park in Valley Park. Most of the trail was closed due to flood waters of the Meramec River. Future plans show the trails hooking up with Fenton Park to the south and Castle…

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Regional trails need levy passage

Regional trails need levy passage

This is a view of Grant's Trail, taken from Tesson Ferry Road on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. On the right is Clydsdale Park. Photo by J.B. Forbes jforbes@post-dispatch.com

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Regional trails need levy passage

Regional trails need levy passage

The new bridge that connects the trails at Jefferson Barracks Park is on the right, next to the Mississippi River. This photo was taken on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. This section of the trail goes north next to the river and stops just past the River City Casino. It opened to the public last…

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Regional trails need levy passage

Regional trails need levy passage

The five mile trail at Cliff Cave Park in Oakville makes a loop that runs close to the Mississippi River. Future plans would have the trail connected to the trails in Jefferson Barracks Park and extend down to Bee Tree Park. This view was taken from the cliffs on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. P…

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Regional trails need levy passage

Regional trails need levy passage

Patrick Hill, 72, from Affton, walks on Grant's Trail near Tesson Ferry Road on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Hill said that he walks two to three miles a day. Hill is recovering from back surgery. He likes the trail because it is so flat. "For people with disabilities, this is a really good tr…

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