Interest in rock climbing is, well, climbing.
An energy-efficient alternative approach to air conditioning is making waves around Flagstaff. It’s called a heat pump, and it can provide heating and cooling without the use of fossil fuels.
The Coconino National Forest is conducting prescribed burns along Lake Mary Road in an area approximately four miles south of Flagstaff and across from the Sandy’s Canyon trailhead.
A 2-mile radius around SP Crater, known as the SP Crater Golden Eagle Conservation Complex (SPEC), is off limits to recreationists through May 31.
In June 2021 the Backbone Fire ravaged a 41,924-acre area surrounding Fossil Creek. The U.S. Forest Service then closed the popular hiking and swimming area to the public, citing “unsafe conditions” associated with post-fire flooding, road damage and downed power lines.
The AES Corporation has begun ramping up construction of the Chevelon Butte Wind Farm. The project site is located in a remote area approximately 20 miles south of Winslow.
In 2021, 71% of Arizona’s wildfires were human-caused. As winter wanes and spring brings warming temperatures, the state will begin to see an increase in fire activity. The question of wildfire is not if, but when, and it is vitally important that residents and visitors do their part to prev…
Last Saturday, Kinney Construction Services (KCS) was named the recipient of Arizona Forward’s 50th Anniversary Award during the 2022 Environmental Excellence Awards. The award was presented to three companies within in the state for their commitment to sustainability. KCS was the northern r…
A recent research report from Grand Canyon Trust (GCT) alleges that the White Mesa uranium mill adjacent to Bears Ears National Monument has exploited a regulatory loophole to transform itself into an under-regulated toxic waste dump.
The Coconino County Flood Control District’s Forest Restoration Initiative won both the 2021 Governor’s and President’s awards at Arizona Forward’s 40th annual Environmental Awards Gala in Phoenix on Saturday.
If you find yourself walking through the woods around Flagstaff, you might notice what looks like spider webs coating the forest floor. In fact, these webs have nothing to do with spiders — and they may be making your spring allergies worse.
Flagstaff City Council signaled Tuesday that it would like to see potable reuse options incorporated into the future water strategy.
Coconino National Forest officials have implemented restrictions on climbing and other activities on a portion of the cliff face of an area known as the Peaks Crag in order to protect nesting peregrine falcons.
NewLife Forest Restoration secured $200 million in bond funding to scale up forest restoration activities in northern Arizona.
As the West grapples with unprecedented megadrought, the Arizona Legislature is scrambling to solve a deepening water crisis.
Seeing smoke? Fire managers are conducting a series of pile burns around Flagstaff this week.
Americans have an outdoor recreation obsession. In 2017, the U.S. spent over $184 billion on it. A big piece of that economy is clothing and gear. But there’s a problem.
Current logging operations north of Flagstaff are expected to experience minor delays in the face of this week’s storm, operators report.
On Jan. 26 the Arizona Wildlife Federation (AZWF) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) hosted an informative roundtable with the hunting and angling community of Flagstaff to discuss how climate action is needed to preserve and enhance sporting opportunities.
City and county staff provided Flagstaff City Council with updates from several Museum Fire flood mitigation projects on Tuesday. The presentation followed up on mitigation efforts that have been introduced since last summer’s historic flooding.
The U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday that two long-term logging operations have begun in popular areas north of Flagstaff.
“Hopefully you’ve had your tetanus shots,” said Janie Agyagos as she put a foot on a rusty length of barbed wire and used the tension to coil the loose end. “I haven’t gotten my shot it a while,” she admitted.
Climate change was again a major focus in Flagstaff in 2021 and the region saw the effects firsthand with a summer of extreme wildfires. The community moved forward on critical climate regulations and worked proactively to curb the severity of future issues, with some drawing public criticism.
The Grand Canyon Trust organized a flight over the Grand Canyon through non-profit EcoFlight. The flight took several members of the media, an author and a local film-maker near the Grand Canyon and over both the Little Colorado River and Pinyon Plain Uranium Mine on December 1.
After $7 million in federal aid was directed to Coconino County for post-fire flood mitigation earlier this month, city staff told the Flagstaff City Council and impacted residents that the city is also moving forward on several projects.
Coconino County this week learned that another $3.5 million is on the way, just a week after the U.S. Forest Service announced it would be sending the county $3.5 million to help fund flood mitigation.
Residents impacted by post-Museum Fire flooding received some good news this week after Forest Service Chief Randy Moore announced the agency would provide $3.5 million of funding for several flood mitigation projects below the burn scar.
After a troubled past, U.S. Forest Service officials are turning a new page for forest restoration in northern Arizona.
In coordination with federal and state agencies, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors approved a new quarantine and vaccination effort this week for the City of Flagstaff and several surrounding areas. But rather than being aimed at the coronavirus, this effort is designed to tackle the spread of rabies, which has been found in several small critters in recent weeks.
The 72-acre prescribed burn on city-owned land Tuesday came as the first of several city led burns planned throughout the week, and part of a training exchange that has brought other municipal fire officials from across the county to Flagstaff.