Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity, along with the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have reached an agreement to protect waterways in parts of Arizona and New Mexico from grazing cattle. Today’s announcement comes 20 years after the agencies first promised to keep cows out of riparian habitats to protect endangered plants and animals. Rivers and streams in eastern Arizona and western New Mexico are home to many rare and threatened species, including Chiricahua leopard frogs, southwestern willow flycatchers and narrow-headed garter snakes.


Several major wildfires continue to burn in the northern half of state, and national forests close public access due to extreme fire danger. Here are the latest updates:



U.S. Forest Service officials confirm that seven more wild horses have been found dead in eastern Arizona after eight others were found earlier this month and said at least some were shot.

Center for Biological Diversity

The Center for Biological Diversity has filed another lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s Administration. This one says the administration has failed to prevent livestock from damaging southwestern rivers and streams.

Wildlife Managers Investigate Mexican Gray Wolf Death

Oct 11, 2019

Wildlife managers are investigating the death of a Mexican gray wolf found last month in Arizona.