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Calling citizen scientists: Bat project needs you

Calling citizen scientists: Bat project needs you

Citizen-scientist volunteers are needed for a bat monitoring project.

July 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

July 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Pot found hidden in fake wildlife service truck near Douglas

Pot found hidden in fake wildlife service truck near Douglas

Border Patrol agents seized a truck designed to look like a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service vehicle along with a flatbed trailer containing more than 3,200 pounds of marijuana near Douglas on Monday.

June 03, 2014 3:29 pm Photos

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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.

May 23, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…
Grijalva seeks US review of pipeline service roads through wildlife refuge

Grijalva seeks US review of pipeline service roads through wildlife refuge

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, a Tucson Democrat, has asked the U.S. Department of the Interior to intervene in a controversial pipeline project that would carry natural gas from Tucson to Sasabe and into Mexico.

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How Arizona's members of Congress voted

Key votes ahead

February 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Lawmaker wants state, not the US, in charge of wolf-damage funds

Lawmaker wants state, not the US, in charge of wolf-damage funds

PHOENIX — A Northern Arizona lawmaker wants to put the state in charge of giving out federal dollars to ranchers who lose cattle to wolves.

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Upchurch, other federal officials answer questions on the Rosemont Mine

Last Monday, Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch answered questions at a news conference about the Rosemont Mine.

December 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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.

November 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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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County spent money to buy land but not care for it, so maintenance costs are piling up

County spent money to buy land but not care for it, so maintenance costs are piling up

Monitoring and management are needed both to protect taxpayers' investment in open space and to meet the federal legal requirements of the county's conservation programs.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Better photo of jaguar released

Better photo of jaguar released

A jaguar was photographed by a remote camera in the Santa Rita Mountains last week. It’s the latest of several photos of the same male jaguar that has been roaming the range south of Tucson since at least last year.

September 19, 2013 4:45 pmLoading…

Agreement limits relocation of wild wolves

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

August 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Agency: Mine would stress, but not kill, jaguar

Agency: Mine would stress, but not kill, jaguar

The proposed Rosemont Mine is likely to lead to unintentional "harassment" of an endangered jaguar, but - contrary to an article and secondary headline in Wednesday's Star - is not expected to kill the animal, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.

July 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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US: Mine no overall threat to jaguars

US: Mine no overall threat to jaguars

A composite of six images shows the area proposed for Rosemont Copper's open-pit mine in the Santa Rita Mountains. The jaguar is only one controversial aspect of the proposal.

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US: Mine no overall threat to jaguars

US: Mine no overall threat to jaguars

The proposed Rosemont Mine is likely to harass this country's only known wild jaguar, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says. But that won't matter much, the agency adds - at least not in terms of jeopardizing the jaguar as a species or destroying its prime habitat.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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US: Mine no overall threat to jaguars

US: Mine no overall threat to jaguars

A remote camera photographed this male jaguar west of the proposed Rosemont Mine site in the mountains southeast of Tucson.

July 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Report: Rosemont Mine won't jeopardize endangered species

Report: Rosemont Mine won't jeopardize endangered species

The proposed Rosemont Mine has gained a preliminary thumbs-up from the U.S. Fish and Wlidlife Service, with a new draft biological opinion saying that the mine isn’t likely to jeopardize the existence of any of nine endangered species including the jaguar or destroy jaguar critical habitat.

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New photos of jaguar taken SE of Tucson released by feds

New photos of jaguar taken SE of Tucson released by feds

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.

December 20, 2012 4:06 pmLoading…

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