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At Fossil Creek, reservations may be required

Overwhelming crowds have caused Forest Rangers to enact an online reservation system to mitigate the safety hazards and environmental impact of heavy visitation at Fossil Creek.... Read more»

Poll: Hispanics overwhelmingly support conservation and tourism

A new survey claims that Latino voters in Western states believe the government should protect public lands and they want to be consulted on land-policy issues. Pollsters attributed that sentiment to the generations-long ties many Hispanic families have to the region... Read more»

Fire restrictions in force for Southern Az

Starting Thursday, campers across Southern Arizona will face new fire restrictions at campgrounds due to dry weather.... Read more»

Fire restrictions in force for Southern Az national parks, forests

Due to dry weather, campfires and other activities are restricted in Southern Arizona national parks and forests until further notice.... Read more»

Wildlife experts making campsites safer after 2012 bear attacks

After the Payson area saw three black bear attacks last year, officials are rolling out a Bear Aware campaign. It includes bear-proof storage containers and tips for keeping bears from visiting campsites. ... Read more»

Fire restrictions in effect for Southern Arizona

Continuing dry and hot conditions in Southern Arizona have created the high risk for wildfires, and Pima County and the Bureau of Land Management are enforcing fire restrictions on state and federal lands.... Read more»