More State & National Parks Stories

Environmental Group Sues Federal Agencies Over Rosemont Copper Approval

Center for Biological Diversity claims US Fish and Wildlife Service did not fully consider impact on endangered species and water.

Park Service to Start Culling Grand Canyon Bison Herd

The agency is looking to cut the population in half.

Advocate Group 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Arizona Monument

Ironwood Forest National Monument's supporters are trying to preserve the protected area.

Record Numbers Visit Saguaro National Park, Mirroring National Trend

Report cites significant economic impact that parks have on gateway communities.

Wildfire Risk Goes Beyond Hottest Months, Officials Say

Officials from the Coronado National Forest and the National Park Service discuss conditions this year.

At Arizona's Kartchner Caverns, Science Supports Stewardship — And Vice Versa

The Cochise County landmark is more than just a tourist draw.

Are the Southwest Monument Designations Permanent?

Obama declares Bears Ears, Gold Butte monuments in a changing political landscape.

NAU Project Will Study National Park Boundaries from Space

The team will look at divisions caused by land-management choices, like logging.

Visitors Flock to Arizona State Parks in Record Numbers

Nearly 3M tourists spent more than $16M at the parks, which lost some funding in 2012.

The Arizona Trail Opens New Paths for Tucson Resident

Accident leads to exercise and new discoveries

Proposal Pitches A New National Park in Arizona

Residents hope to turn Chiricahua National Monument into national park.

US Parks Draw Record Crowds Ahead of 100th Anniversary

Visitation to 409 National Parks estimated at 300M last year, even bigger in 2016.

Dated Technology Hinders Grand Canyon Search And Rescue Efforts

Increased visitors, inconsistent radio communication put strain on first responders

National Parks Add Millions to Arizona Economy

Annual report shows $837 million spent at area National Parks in 2014

Bountiful Brilliant Blooms Expected This Spring

Scientists say good wildflower conditions may be manifest in certain Sonoran Desert sites.

Selected Archive Filters

State & National Parks
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona