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KNAU's Morning Rundown: Tuesday, May 11

May 11, 2021

Fire Grows In Crown King Area; Evacuations Remain Effective

 

The Tussock Fire burning south of Crown King has increased to more than 4,400 acres and is zero percent contained, according to a spokesperson for the Prescott National Forest. Evacuations remain in place for the communities of Minnehaha, Horse Thief Basin and Fort Misery.

 

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Half of the 20 permits for one of the most exclusive and dramatic hiking spots in the southwestern United States remain unavailable during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

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Federal land managers will be holding a series of virtual meetings on a contested plan that will guide oil and gas development near Chaco Culture National Historical Park for at least the next decade.

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Conservation groups have sued the Bureau of Land Management, alleging it’s failed to protect the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation area in southern Arizona from the harms of livestock grazing.

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The Bureau of Land Management has proposed reducing the wild burro population in Mohave County through fertility controls. They say the animal’s numbers are four times the sustainable amount, creating ecological and other hazards. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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