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The Southline Transmission Line Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement is available, and open to public comment. Like the SunZia Transmission Line Project, Southline will bring electricity from New Mexico to the Saguaro Substation in Pinal County, en route to California.
Governor Jan Brewer on Jan. 10 announced the appointment of James R. Ammons to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.
Governor Jan Brewer today announced the appointment of James R. Ammons to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.
Pima County Regional Flood Control District is removing invasive and predatory bullfrogs this summer from the Kino Environmental Restoration Project (KERP).
A federal appeals court has rejected a bid by environmental groups to force the Bureau of Land Management to do more to protect two national monuments in Arizona.
Many of us are small business owners, including farms and ranches. When you have a farm or ranch or own your own business, there is no guarantee your children will want to run the ranch, farm or business like you are doing. You may know that well in advance. A common scenario which I have frequently dealt with is when a large amount of land, or a family owned business, has been passed on to several children and no one wants to run the farm, ranch or family business. Sometimes one child is willing to take over, but the others want their shares in cash.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed several bills last week, some of them made sense, and others made no sense whatsoever. Of course, these kinds of decisions are becoming common for Brewer, we are sometimes excited by her decision-making, and other times we are left scratching our heads.
Applicants sought for OV P&Z spot
Input sought Thursday on ADC program
OVBC to host ‘picnic' meeting on July 7
Golder Ranch has opportunity for volunteers
Fifteen large garbage bags fill the beds of two pickup trucks after one morning spent cleaning up the desert.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Christina Perdos and Daniel Morgan. Student Conservation Association interns with the Bureau of Land Management, and Kristen Lenhardt, public affairs specialist for BLM, make their way through the desert with bags filled with garbage left behind by people traveling illegally into the country.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, The interns with the Bureau of Land Management, who are charged with cleaning up messes left in the desert, come across articles of clothing like shoes, pants, socks, and jackets.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Along with cleaning up trash left by illegal immigrants and people illegally dumping, Daniel Morgan combs through an area known for target shooting. People leave behind spent shell casings along with destroyed targets scattered throughout the desert.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Daniel Morgan, a Student Conservation Association intern with the Bureau of Land Management, cleans up a "lay-up site" where illegal immigrants usually wait for a vehicle. Left behind in this spot, which is about 10 miles west of Marana in the Ironwood Forest National Monument, were socks, a hat, several backpacks, plastic bags and a couple tuna cans.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Dozens of backpacks that were left behind by people traveling into the country illegally litter the desert in the Ironwood Forest National Monument west of Marana.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Christina Perdos attempts to move the remnants of a mattress that was illegally dumped on state trust land within the Ironwood Forest National Monument.
As if on cue, the ironwood trees are adorned in annual pink and lavender blossoms for the 10th anniversary of the Ironwood Forest National Monument, the preserve west of Marana that protects 129,000 acres encompassing multiple mountain ranges, nearly 700 plant and animal species, ancient human history and the Sonoran Desert's highest density of ironwood trees.
The serene area of the Ironwood Forest National Monument has been protected and managed by the Bureau of Land Management for the past 10 years. Now, BLM is looking to the future, and what may happen on the unique wilderness that awaits visitors a few miles west of Marana.
Next set of babysitting classes in NW this summer