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PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will reopen the comment period for their proposal to designate critical habitat for the western population of the yellow-billed cuckoo.
A 60-day comment period expired Tuesday.
The Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to designate more than 546,000 acres of critical habitat in 80 separate units in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
The yellow-billed cuckoo now is listed as a threatened species.
The bird resides in 12 western states and in Mexico and Canada, but Arizona has the largest population.
A large portion of the yellow-billed cuckoo population lives in southern Arizona around the San Pedro River and at Cienega Creek.
There are about 350 to 495 pairs in the U.S. The bird winters in South America.
FLAGSTAFF — Arizona Sen. John McCain is pushing an amendment in Congress that would allow anyone who kills bison at the Grand Canyon to keep the meat.
When primitive Christianity first began to take root, it wasn’t known as “Christianity.” That was more or less a term coined by onlookers. The first Christians referred to their movement as “The Way.” The earliest disciples saw themselves, not as part of new religion, but as travelers on and in the Way of Jesus.
Two environmental groups on Friday dropped their lawsuit seeking to force the federal government to finally determine the impact of Fort Huachuca on the San Pedro River.
Family road trips are an important piece of our heritage, so it’s likely that most of us have a special road trip tucked away as a favorite childhood memory. Mine was a summer jaunt to visit family in Lake Stevens, Wash. Endless “license plate game” and “cyclops” hours later, and we arrived at our first main stop — Redwood National Park. As I unfolded myself out of our station wagon, I’ll never forget my jaw-dropping awe as I peered to look up at these giant trees kissing the sky. Although we camped only a night among the canopies of these behemoths, it’s that part of the two-week trip that was forever etched in my memory. As an adult and parent, state and national parks remain a favorite; there’s something about the unspoiled beauty and beckoning adventure that makes everyone feel like a kid.
FLAGSTAFF — The herds of bison roaming the northern reaches of the Grand Canyon are causing headaches for park staff as the animals graze in pristine meadows, trample vegetation, damage cliff dwellings and pollute water sources.
A very fancy dinner out at a remote wildlife refuge could help safeguard one of the most endangered mammals in North America.
Saying prior court orders have been ignored, environmental groups want a federal judge to force Fort Huachuca to finally determine how it's impacting the San Pedro River and take measures to stop that – or face the possibility of having some of its operations shut down.
A Northern Arizona lawmaker wants to put the state in charge of giving out federal dollars to ranchers who lose cattle to wolves.
PHOENIX — Citing everything from grazing to insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday granted endangered species protection to two cacti found in Arizona.
HATTERAS, N.C. — Hatteras Island along North Carolina's Outer Banks is a fickle but alluring place.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Flaws in how the government measures Yellowstone's grizzly bear population raise questions about whether the animals have recovered sufficiently to merit lifting federal protections, according to a new study.
PHILADELPHIA — The City of Brotherly Love is perhaps best known for its Colonial roots but locals will tell you there's much more to explore in this city of 1.5 million people. Options abound for travelers looking for free things to do in and around the historic district and beyond — and they don't all involve tri-corner hats and Betsy Ross' flag.
WASHINGTON – Arizona could face massive budget cuts across all public programs, from education and healthcare to Army base operations, if federal budget cuts are allowed to take effect as scheduled Friday, the White House warned.
Once Tuesday’s presents are unwrapped and thoroughly played with — and before the kids are back in school and the relatives back on flights home — why not take a family adventure to a little-seen sanctuary north of the East Valley?
A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a bid by the Grand Canyon Trust to force annual environmental assessments on how operation of the Glen Canyon Dam by the Bureau of Reclamation affects an endangered fish that lives downstream.
Award-winning children's author Elizabeth Davidson will sign copies of her book, "Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28 at The Book Rack, 1752 S. Signal Butte Road, Mesa.
I find the story of the Mexican wolf to be so disheartening. It’s so sad to think that state politics in New Mexico is what’s causing the demise of this species.
As the fall weather allows people to enjoy the outdoors, SRP hopes people will take notice when birds are either injured in or around SRP power facilities or if birds are using SRP equipment for nesting. Anyone who sees these events can call (602) 236-BIRD.
A House committee approved a bill Wednesday that would waive environmental regulations for Border Patrol activities within 100 miles of any U.S. border.
Washington -- Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service policies discourage the development of solar projects, an executive for Tempe-based First Solar told congressional lawmakers this week.
Arizona voters will decide a number of ballot measures when they go to the polls on Nov. 2.
Arizonans appear to be ready to approve medical marijuana for the third time.
A state legislator said Arizona needs a constitutional amendment to protect the rights of hunters from people who watch too many Disney movies.
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