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Conservation groups threaten legal action over Pinto Valley Mine expansion

Sierra Club and Maricopa Audubon Society claim violations of the Endangered Species Act, citing risks to wildlife and water resources.

BLM restricts target shooting at Sonoran Desert National Monument to protect natural and cultural resources

New regulations limit dispersed recreational shooting to 5,295 acres, safeguarding plant species, archaeology sites and historic trails.

Bureau of Land Management embraces new Public Lands Rule for conservation-centric management

Arizona poised to lead in sustainable land management, bolstered by federal support and community engagement.

Wildlife bridge and underpass are used thousands of times each month

Humans are helping them by volunteering during "habitat restoration days"

Native tribes file to dismiss lawsuit threatening Grand Canyon National Monument

Conservations groups joined the tribes in filing to intervene in the case.

US court rejects a request by tribes to block $10B SunZia energy transmission project in Arizona

The project — approved in 2015 following a lengthy review — has been touted as the biggest U.S. electricity infrastructure undertaking since the Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s.

‘Absolute beautiful place’: Rockin’ River Ranch State Park opens in Camp Verde

Arizona’s newest state park sits between Phoenix and Flagstaff, at the confluence of West Clear Creek and the Verde River.

The Buzz: Invasive plants and wildfire danger

Arizona's increasing risk of wildfire and encroaching invasive plants are putting native plants in peril.

There is hope for the homeless at Sister Josè Women's Center.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The holistic housing approach of "I Am You 360"; and 10-Minute Dramas returns with "It's Saturday".

Coronado National Forest launches Cochran Fellowship Program

Cross-border collaborative training in southeastern Arizona

Invasive Plant is Causing Concern in the Sonoran Desert

South African native can flourish in Central and Southern Arizona

SunZia Transmission Project sparks legal dispute over sacred sites preservation

The Tohono O’odham Nation and San Carlos Apache Tribe seek to halt construction, citing threats to cultural heritage.

Ten-Minute Dramas returns with "Daughter Putting On Airs".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: UA receives a historic donation of WWII memorabilia; visitors to the 2024 Tucson Festival of Books share "A Book I Love"; and an essay about the beauty of Agua Caliente Hill.

Balancing Act: The proposed Public Lands Rule aims to transform Bureau of Land Management’s stewardship

The new rule seeks to redefine priorities and practices at the nation’s largest land manager

I’m taking this way too seriously as an adult: The growth of mountain biking in Arizona

In two very different stories about one of America's fastest-growing sports, we head to a 24-hour mountain bike relay race. Then we talk to some of the people behind a documentary about spreading mountain biking on the Navajo Nation.

Saudi company quits pumping in Butler Valley Basin, but still has other land holdings

Canceled and not renewed leases make up roughly one-third of Fondomonte's owned and leased land.

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