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.
The final version of the Rosemont mine environmental impact statement is now online.
Gunfire no longer echoes across once-popular shooting sites in Redington Pass, and the U.S. Forest Service plans to resume environmental cleanup work Monday to analyze and remove soil contaminated by shooting debris.
Bighorn sheep are roaming wild in the Catalina Mountains once more.
Drive north of Tucson into Oro Valley, pull over, and peer up at rugged Pusch Ridge towering above you to the east: What you’re seeing is the past and future home of a free-roaming herd of bighorn sheep.
Visitors to Sabino Canyon are encountering a problem when they arrive at the scenic site northeast of Tucson: a shortage of parking spaces in the official canyon lot.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department will get about $10 million over a decade from Rosemont Copper for land, water rights and wildlife projects to compensate for impacts of the proposed Rosemont Mine, the department announced Tuesday.
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.
Coronado National Forest will start work next month to clean up at least 300 tons of lead-contaminated soil from three recreational target-shooting sites in Redington Pass northeast of Tucson.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is intensifying the debate over the proposed Rosemont Mine’s impacts on neighboring streams by bluntly challenging the Forest Service view that the mine probably won’t do major, short-term environmental damage to Cienega Creek.
Davidson Canyon and Cienega Creek — linchpin issues for many who oppose the Rosemont Mine — aren’t in as big a danger from mine impacts as many people think, the U.S. Forest Service says.
A new parking lot is in front of the Southern Arizona Rescue Association at Sabino Canyon recreation area.
The Connector Trail links the visitor center with a large parking lot adjacent to offices of the Southern Arizona Rescue Association.
The Forest Service has a new trail in Sabino Canyon, but agency officials aren't encouraging you to use it - at least for now.
Today the 8,400 acres that burned in Central Arizona's Yarnell Hill fire in which 19 firefighters died look like a moonscape. Gone are chaparral, scrub oak, evergreen trees and shrubs that adorned that landscape. In their place are caked ash and soot.
Elik Essif, with Jazmine and Abu, enjoys a hike on Mount Lemmon. Day-use fees at many sites in the Catalinas are being dropped as of July 4.
People who visit the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson can soon say goodbye to day-use fees at many national forest recreation sites in the range.
Charlie Orel of The Nature Conservancy runs a backhoe to remove an old pond liner and other debris from a pond at the Brown Canyon Ranch near Sierra Visit. On the right is volunteer Eric Andersen.
It's a pipsqueak of a pond - less than an acre in size - but renovation work on it last week could bring big benefits for wildlife, including a threatened frog species.
Lose the sunglasses if you find yourself face to face with a mountain lion in the wild.