Formal public comment period for Bears Ears review extended through July 10
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is misrepresenting tribal positions about his plan to reduce a yet unspecified portion of the Bears Ears National Monument while increasing tribal co-management of the site, according to tribal officials and their lawyers.
Arizona risks losing water rights because of a lingering, nearly two-decade long drought in the Colorado River that could restrict water use ranging from farmers’ crops to how many households receive water, state water experts say.
Tidwell testifies to Sentate he is confident his agency will be able to respond to wildfires next year, despite proposed budget cuts
The U.S. Forest Service faces a $970 million budget cut in 2018, but the chief of the agency told a Senate panel he is confident the service will have the resources to battle wildfires next year.
North Zone fire managers plan to conduct a prescribed burn within the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest as early as June 1, if weather, fuel moistures, air quality and smoke dispersion remain favorable for meeting both forest health and public safety goals and objectives.
Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) Director Larry D. Voyles announced that he will retire from the state’s wildlife agency this summer.
For the second time in six weeks, a sea of fog flowed through the Grand Canyon.
Crews plan to begin working on two prescribed burns near Tusayan beginning May 23 and will likely continue burning for several days providing weather conditions remain favorable for meeting forest health objectives and smoke dispersion.
Plant could stay open until 2019 under replacement lease, preserving jobs on Navajo, Hopi reservations
Officials from the Navajo Nation and the Salt River Project (SRP) report that negotiations for a replacement lease that would allow the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) to continue operating through the end of 2019, have been productive and that considerable progress has been made.
Low-density elk hunt tags available for those who didn’t receive tags in draw
The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) is now accepting paper applications for 2017 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and pheasant.
The winter and spring storms that will help protect the pine forests from devastating fires this year could create havoc in the desert grasslands.
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — For the third time this decade, environmental group American Rivers named the Lower Colorado River as the nation’s most endangered in its annual report.
With summer recreation season rapidly approaching, Kaibab National Forest recreation facilities on the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts will open to the public as early as April 15.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) withdrew its proposal to list two minnows, the headwater chub and a distinct population segment of the roundtail chub in the Lower Colorado River Basin, as threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) April 6.
Energy Fuels to analyze drilling results, prepare plan for ore extraction
Canyon Mine has completed drilling of its 1,475-foot mine shaft and has finished delineating the uranium deposits, according to Energy Fuels spokesman Curtis Moore.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the wildfire season is about 78 days longer than it was in 1970, leading the Forest Service to strike a balance between maintaining forests and fighting more fires.
"Almost drinkable:" Activists concerned with Canyon Mine's disposal of excess water, Energy Fuels says methods are safe
Although no uranium ore has been officially hauled out of Canyon Mine, conservation groups, as well as the Havasupai and Navajo tribes, recently reiterated their concerns about radioactive contamination after learning a wet winter left the mine facility water-logged.
Because of increasing demand and visitor use on the Rainbow Rim Trail, recreation planners on the North Kaibab Ranger District will immediately conduct an outfitter-guide needs assessment.
Agencies host forum to discuss the challenges and solutions to sustainable water in northern Arizona
"Are we running out of water?"
With Trump administration in place, focus shifting from Grand Canyon Monument to maintaining progress
Just before his last week in office, President Barack Obama’s staff told Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) that he would not be designating the Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument under the Antiquities Act before leaving office.