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Grand Canyon Park Superintendent Steps Down

Christine Lehnertz, the first female superintendent of the park, is the second consecutive Grand Canyon chief to leave under pressure.

Wildflowers Show Off Their Colors Around Arizona

Fall and winter rains provided a necessary resource for brilliant blooms.

Agencies Rush to Get Ready for Wildfire Season Following Shutdown

Things like trainings, prescribed burns and hiring had to be put off during the partial government shutdown.

Volunteers Keep Saguaro National Park Clean During Shutdown

Staff at Tumacácori National Historical Park tighten budgets as they wait to return to work.

Garbage, Feces Take Toll on National Parks Amid Shutdown

The shutdown has left parks without many of the employees who monitor campgrounds and otherwise keep parks running.

Tucson Youth Put National Parks in Focus

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Grand Canyon National Park, Turning 100, Works With Tribes to Tell Their Stories

The agency is collaborating with 11 tribes in advance of the park's centennial next year.

Tucson-Based Nonprofit to Run Shuttles at Sabino Canyon

The Regional Partnering Center plans to use gas vehicles at first and switch to an all-electric fleet.

State parks projects under review due to delays, cost hikes

Leadership is reviewing all projects in the wake of complaints that led to the ouster of the previous director.

National Forest Offices Closed, Recreation Sites Open on Wednesday

All federal offices will be closed on Dec. 5th for a national day of mourning.

Oro Valley Residents Concerned About Possible Land Annexation

Mayor says that development is necessary for growth.

Tom Bailey's Return to Pop

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Coronado National Forest Finalizes New Management Plan

The plan covers activities including mining, ranching and recreation in the roughly 2-million-acre forest.

Interior Secretary to Lead Volunteer Project at Grand Canyon

Secretary Zinke's visit is intended to highlight maintenance projects at the park.

Horseshoe Bend Undergoes Changes to Manage Growing Crowds

Parking restrictions and a new viewing deck are part of efforts to accommodate a projected 2 million visitors this year.

Saguaro National Park To Raise Entrance Fees

All rates go up $5 on January 1st.

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