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Ben Alteneder, Board member for the Arizona Wildlife Federation, speaks with Interior Secretary Salazar at Grand Canyon National Park. Photo by Ben Alteneder

Support Recreational Access in Public Lands

4/22/2015 // By Guest Author

From the Mogollon Rim to the Coronado Forest, from Escudilla Mountain to the San Pedro River riparian area, hunting, fishing and wildlife watching are long traditions that drive many of the rural economies of the Grand Canyon State. According to the …

Flickr/ Martin Ely

Water Reclamation Area Becomes Certified Wildlife Habitat

9/8/2014 // By Guest Author

Guest Post by Lisa Limbert Tucked into the fast-growing city of Gilbert, Arizona, the Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is a ground water reclamation project that was designed to be a recreation center for people and a habitat for …

Dean Peak Wildfire, Arizona (Bureau of Land Management/Herberta Schroeder)

Deadly Wildfires Permanently Changing Arizona’s Desert Forest Wildlife Habitats?

7/1/2013 // By Miles Grant

America’s worst wildfire-fighting tragedy in generations struck on Sunday as 19 firefighters were killed near Yarnell, Arizona. The impacts of the firestorm on wildlife and ecosystems will take much longer to add up, but scientists say there’s evidence the intense …

Gambel's quail and a desert cottontail; Pima County, Arizona

Photo of the Day: Desert Cottontail Shadowing Gambel’s Quail

2/5/2013 // By Rachel Faulkner

Photo by Flickr member troupial See more of troupial’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group …

Storm over Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona

Photo of the Day: Sunrise Storm Over the Grand Canyon

8/28/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with our Flickr group and tag them with PhotoOfTheDay-NWF12. Don’t have a Flickr account? It’s free and …

Whitewater-Baldy Fire, New Mexico on June 6, 2012. Credit: Kari Greer, USFS Gila National Forest.

Connecting the Dots: How Climate Change is Fueling Western Wildfires

6/15/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

Western wildfires are dominating headlines in June – but the media coverage focuses only on effects while ignoring a major cause.

Fire truck at Arizona's Wallow Fire, June 2011 (US Forest Service, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests)

Science Connects Climate Change and Wildfires. Why Won’t the Media?

6/14/2011 // By Miles Grant

One of the least-controversial impacts of the climate crisis is more frequent, severe and damaging wildfires in America’s West. Why won’t reporters say so? As my National Wildlife Federation colleague Aislinn Maestas detailed last week, it’s been a scary spring …

2011 Wildfire Season: A Glimpse of What’s to Come?

6/8/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

When most people think of spring, they picture refreshing April showers, beautiful blooming gardens, outdoor barbeques and pleasant temperatures. For people in the southwest, however, spring often means gusting winds, dry heat and severe drought. Put them together, add a …

Two-Minute Video: An AZ. Man Who Feeds Thousands of Hummingbirds (In A Day)

7/12/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Jesse Hendrix has a ranch in Arizona along the migration route for many species of hummingbirds.  During the peak of migration, as many as 9,000 hummers will visit him in a day and consume 13 gallons of nectar from his …

U.S. Government Maps Best Solar Regions

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The need for alternative energy could redefine the American landscape including how it is mapped and ultimately managed. CNet News: GreenTech reports: “The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with the Department of Energy, this week released six maps …

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