Items by Anne Minard

The bare bones of life
The bare bones of life
The rocky, remote landscapes of the Southwest have long served astronomers as a metaphor for the surfaces of other planets.
Arizona land swap dogged by questions
Critics say the Yavapai Ranch Land Exchange in Arizona is a sweetheart deal between developer Fred Ruskin and the Forest Service
Cattalo could get the boot
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
Bison arrive in Grand Canyon uninvited
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
Grand Canyon oases face faraway threats
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.
Crawdads get the boot, but not the boil
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.
Re-opening Glen Canyon's floodgates
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.
Cat trouble dogs Flagstaff
Mountain lion advocates protest the Arizona Game and Fish Department's decision to kill two lions that had followed hikers and threatened dogs on the edge of Flagstaff.