The University of Arizona's Desert Laboratory, a unique
desert biological field station, faces the pressure of the city of
Tucson's growth and the uncertain future of the land.
by Peter Friederici,
Mar 03, 1997
For 20 years, David Bertelsen has been in love with the
same five-mile trail up Finger Rock Canyon north of Tucson, keeping
track of its animal and plant life and watching out for the
well-being of a fragile landscape.
by Devin Odell,
May 21, 2001
In Arizona's Galiuro Mountains, desert streams appear and
disappear during the course of a day, and the native fish that have
adapted to this complex ecosystem face extinction due to introduced
by Craig Childs,
Sep 10, 2001
California Desert Protection Act nears approval.
May 16, 1994
A review of John Alcock's book, Sonoran Desert
by Mary Moran,
Aug 08, 1994
Shielded in anonymity, the "King Clone," a creosote bush
identified as the "oldest living thing on Earth," can be found on a
dirt road south of Barstow, Calif., where it continues to keep a
low profile about the many benefits of its properties.
by Matt Weiser,
Apr 15, 2002
The Great Basin has often been seen as a wasteland, but
now new visions are defining the region.
by Jon Christensen,
Apr 03, 1995
In his anthology, God’s Country or Devil’s
Playground, editor Barney Nelson gathers together an eclectic mix
of the best nature writing from the Big Bend of Texas
by Jessica Toubman,
Sep 13, 2004
It took a while, but the writer eventually came to see the strange, harsh beauty of the gnarled old pinon and juniper trees in Canyon Country
by Joshua Zaffos,
May 16, 2005
The world’s longest ongoing salmon research reveals the astounding complexity of wild ecosystems -- and how easily it can be lost.
by Ray Ring,
Dec 02, 2013