Arizona lawmakers and advocates said they were “blindsided” by the U.S. Forest Service’s abrupt announcement this week that it would halt negotiations on a proposed extension of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative.Read More »
Wildfires are raging again as millions of acres across the American West succumb to a wave of devastating infernos. Our forests are literally dying for a solution.Read More »
A southern Arizona Democrat is again fighting to get additional funding for the Arizona National Scenic Trail, a cross-state trail that spans from the Huachucas to the Utah border.Read More »
The U.S. Forest Service, faced with the slow pace of forest thinning, is seeking proposals to remove dense stands of trees in a wide swath of Arizona to help prevent wildfires.Read More »
Tonto National Forest Supervisor Neil Bosworth has postponed any action regarding the horses on the Salt River for at least 120 days.Read More »
An Arizona congressman wants to repeal approval of a land swap that cleared the way for the country's largest copper mine southeast of Phoenix.Read More »
In the “mutual benefits agreement” signed in 2008 and renewed recently, Superior pledged its support for federal legislation that would make a huge copper mine possible by exchanging protected land in the Tonto National Forest for parcels of comparable value elsewhere in the state. Any official communication opposing the plan to the governor or a member of Arizona’s congressional delegation would void the deal, and the town agreed to provide letters of support to those same officials.
But in promoting its plans Resolution Copper Mining LLC, the company that would set up the new mine, has created similar agreements with groups whose opposition could be detrimental.
Mining drove this town’s economy when Lynn Heglie decided to open a restaurant here in the early 1990s.Read More »
Trash is piling up in forests around Arizona as officials say sloppy hikers, campers and other people are using the land as a dumping ground and workers don't have the time or the staff to keep up with it.Read More »