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San Carlos Apache Tribe, environmentalists battle Oak Flat copper mine bid

Oak Flat copper mine
by in AZ Business Magazine

Oak Flat, a desert landscape and 90-minute drive from Phoenix, lies in the midst of an environmental and economic controversy. Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe revere the federally owned land as sacred. Environmentalists consider it a sanctuary for wildlife and vegetation. Climbers, hikers and campers gravitate to Oak Flat for outdoor recreation. And Resolution… Read More →

How Arizona wildfires impact water supply, economy

by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Green

Arizona is home to the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in North America, with a single stand stretching from near Flagstaff all the way to the White Mountains of the east. And in the last 10 years, 25 percent of it burned, said Patrick Graham, Arizona state director for the Nature Conservancy. Fire suppression and… Read More →

Oak Creek Canyon: A Scenic, Smaller Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon
by in Play

Occasionally referred to as the “scenic, smaller cousin” of the Grand Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon, just south of Flagstaff, is known for some of its geological details, including colorful rocks and unique natural formations. Getting to Oak Creek Canyon isn’t hard, either; in fact, State Rt. 89A goes right into it. Before you go into… Read More →

Greenway III Trail, Grand Canyon: Progress Continues

Greenway III, Grand Canyon
by in Play

The Grand Canyon National Park is getting a new trail. This new trail, which is being referred to as Greenway III, is an eight-mile long trail connecting the park with the gateway town of Tusayan to the south. This trail will pass through both the park itself and the Kaibab National Forest on its way… Read More →