A deliberately set backfire, not the Bullock Fire, caused the damage in 2002, they contend
Today is the first day that critics and opponents of the proposed Rosemont Mine can write formal objections to the project to the U.S. Forest Service.
But first she wants to challenge them with some complex puzzles.
The Rosemont Mine could worsen air quality in Saguaro National Park, disturb cultural resources — including human burial sites — and reduce water flows into Davidson Canyon and Cienega Creek, said the U.S. Forest Service.
Bighorn sheep are roaming wild in the Catalina Mountains once more.
Whether you are in favor of Rosemont Copper or opposed, your decision ought to be based on the most current facts.
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.
Popular Madera Canyon is the latest victim of the federal government’s partial shutdown.
The following editorial appeared Friday in the Los Angeles Times:
Trails and roads in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson are open during the government shutdown — and visitors to the heights will find cool autumn air and trees showing off in the golden hues of the season.
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.
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.
Rosemont Copper has signed a letter with a dozen international banks that shows it is close to getting financing to build the $1.22 billion Rosemont Mine project, its Canadian parent company says.
Scientists Nate Abramson, left, and Mark Losleben repair devices for measuring snow depth distributions. UA researchers assessed damage and reinstalled sensors after the Thompson Ridge Fire, which burned through Valles Caldera National Preserve in New Mexico.
Shortly after their funding was renewed for another five years in June, University of Arizona researchers lost one of their critical-zone research sites to the 24,000-acre Thompson Ridge Fire in the Valles Caldera National Preserve near Jemez Springs, N.M.
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.
The proposed Rosemont Mine meets all federal environmental laws, poses no jeopardy to endangered species and should be approved, the U.S. Forest Service said Monday.
A stretch of the Arizona Trail, used by mountain bikers, above, could be shifted east if the Rosemont Mine enters operation.
Rosemont Copper has agreed to pay for relocating a segment of the Arizona Trail to avoid impacts of its planned mine southeast of Tucson - but that would happen only if the mine plans win federal approval.
A cabin in the Catalina Mountains - once a residence for forest rangers - could be available to the public for overnight rental by autumn.