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At Arizona's Kartchner Caverns, Science Supports Stewardship — And Vice Versa

The Cochise County landmark is more than just a tourist draw.

Are the Southwest Monument Designations Permanent?

Obama declares Bears Ears, Gold Butte monuments in a changing political landscape.

NAU Project Will Study National Park Boundaries from Space

The team will look at divisions caused by land-management choices, like logging.

Visitors Flock to Arizona State Parks in Record Numbers

Nearly 3M tourists spent more than $16M at the parks, which lost some funding in 2012.

The Arizona Trail Opens New Paths for Tucson Resident

Accident leads to exercise and new discoveries

Proposal Pitches A New National Park in Arizona

Residents hope to turn Chiricahua National Monument into national park.

US Parks Draw Record Crowds Ahead of 100th Anniversary

Visitation to 409 National Parks estimated at 300M last year, even bigger in 2016.

Dated Technology Hinders Grand Canyon Search And Rescue Efforts

Increased visitors, inconsistent radio communication put strain on first responders

National Parks Add Millions to Arizona Economy

Annual report shows $837 million spent at area National Parks in 2014

Bountiful Brilliant Blooms Expected This Spring

Scientists say good wildflower conditions may be manifest in certain Sonoran Desert sites.

Training to Preserve Saguaro Park Through Good Practices

Traveling pair from 'Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics' will be at park this weekend.

Saguaro National Park May Raise Some Fees

Park officials say increases have been authorized by National Park Service

Road to Grand Canyon West Now Paved

Project cost more than $30M; will ease access to canyon's Skywalk.

Part of Grand Canyon Bison Herd Recently Moved

19 animals taken back to their original home on Arizona Strip; more than 300 remain.

Grand Canyon Damages Leads to Questioning Future of Bison

Iconic animal has made area its home; the herd has grown over years, and is now overgrazing park land, draining already low water holes, trampling archaeological sites.

Brewer Will Continue to Use State Money to Keep Grand Canyon Open

National park will remain open for another 9 days; AZ governor had until Weds to make decision, send funds to fed gov.

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