Items by Anne Minard
The rocky, remote landscapes of the Southwest have long served astronomers as a metaphor for the surfaces of other planets.
Critics say the Yavapai Ranch Land Exchange in Arizona is a sweetheart deal between developer Fred Ruskin and the Forest Service
The bison herd that wandered into Grand Canyon National Park is largely made up of bison-cow half-breeds, but the state of Arizona and the park are still undecided about what to do with the destructive but valuable animals
A herd of bison has wandered into the northern part of Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, and managers are trying to figure out whether bison have a "natural" history in the area
Small desert springs in the Grand Canyon area are indispensable oases for many plants and animals, but they may be endangered by development many miles away as the groundwater is depleted.
Volunteers at Arizona's Fossil Creek tackled the problem of invasive crawfish by rounding them up and leaving them on the ground to die, when they proved too small to eat.
Conservationists say it's time for another flood of the Colorado River through Glen Canyon Dam to restore beaches and habitat downstream in Grand Canyon National Park.
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