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Arizona forest health: Stressed by drought & pests, trees are losing resilience to changing climate

A 20-plus year drought – coupled with decades of fire-suppression policies and relentlessly rising temperatures – are behind much of the change in Arizona's forests, calling into question how forest health can be restored.... Read more»

Santa Catalina Mountains rebounding from Bighorn Fire a year ago

A recent tour of Catalina State Park and Mount Lemmon reveals sprigs of new growth peeking through the forest floor a year after the Bighorn Fire. ... Read more»

Get ready for a busy year fighting wildfires, Arizona experts warn

After one of the driest monsoon season on record last year, Arizona already has seen a few fires this year and experts say the state is likely to experience another major year for wildfires.... Read more»

Burned acreage up sharply, as Arizona 2020 wildfire season winds down

The acreage torched by wildfires in Arizona was up sharply this year, but fire officials said it was still not a particularly bad season in terms of lives lost and structures burned in the blazes.... Read more»