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Rosemont plan approved — but here's why it might not happen fast

Hudbay Minerals said Thursday that it has received the approved Mine Plan of Operations for the proposed Rosemont mine project, the final step in the permitting process.... Read more»

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Feds grant FEMA assistance for Lizard Fire

The federal government will help fund the effort to halt the Lizard Fire, which has burned about 15,000 acres southeast of Tucson. The wildfire showed only moderate activity on Monday, despite a red flag warning issued because of high winds and dry weather, officials said. ... Read more»

Borderland wildfire near Nogales now 80% contained

A wildfire burning along the U.S.-Mexico border west of Nogales has consumed about 4,900 acres, but did not spread much this weekend despite the wind and dry conditions, said officials with the Coronado National Forest.... Read more»

Environmental impact statement clears way for forest thinning

The Forest Service signed off on the final environmental impact statement for the Four Forest Restoration Initiative last week, clearing the way for thinning 600,000 acres of Arizona forest.... Read more»

Coronado National Forest will waive fees for Presidents Day weekend

The Coronado National Forest will waive day-use fees over the weekend to mark Presidents Day. ... Read more»

Threatened bird puts brakes on Coronado National Forest mine

Federal regulators recently pulled back approval for exploratory drilling for copper near Patagonia. The area could be home to yellow-billed cuckoos, which were recently declared threatened, as well as other endangered species like jaguars and Mexican spotted owls. ... Read more»1

Last chance for input on Sabino Canyon plan

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for public input about new recreation plans at Sabino Canyon. The meeting will be held Tuesday at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center from 6-8 p.m.... Read more»

Fire restrictions lifted for Southern Az

Following monsoon rains, fire restriction will be lifted for Southeastern Arizona beginning Friday.... 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»

Fires restricted in Coronado Nat'l Forest

Planning on hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend? If you are going camping or celebrating with a cookout, the Forest Service wants you to be aware of fire restrictions.... Read more»

Sabino Canyon asks for public input on recreation plans

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for public input about new recreation plans at Sabino Canyon. The meeting will be held Thursday at the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center from 6-8 p.m.... Read more»

Monsoon lightning starts fire in Catalinas

Over 600 lightning strikes were recorded across the Coronado National Forest on Sunday, one of which started a wildfire in the Molina Basin drainage of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The 240-acre Prison Fire was 50 percent contained Tuesday.... 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»

Help fix Mt. Lemmon hiking paths for National Trails Day

For many, a weekend morning means a hike in the mountains. This Saturday, outdoor enthusiasts can get their fresh air fix while pitching in to help maintain trails on Mt. Lemmon on National Trails Day.... Read more»

Controlled burn Monday on Mt. Lemmon

Don't be alarmed if you see smoke coming from Mt. Lemmon on Monday. The Santa Catalina Ranger District has scheduled a controlled wood pile burning near two campsites that day.... Read more»

Snow closes Carr Canyon in Coronado Forest

Forest Service officials have closed Carr Canyon Road in the Huachuca Mountains because of snow and ice.... Read more»

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