Fossil Creek

Chirag A. Patel / Arizona Highways

The public is sending mixed messages to the U.S. Forest Service about the future of a popular but primitive recreation area in central Arizona.

U.S. Forest Service, Coconino National Forest

Scientists at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott are working on a new way to survey wildlife—by collecting DNA from streams and rivers. It’s less expensive and less stressful to animals than traditional survey methods. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


Melissa Sevigny

The U.S. Forest Service wants the public to comment on a new management plan for Fossil Creek in central Arizona. But three public meetings were cancelled due to the federal shutdown. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.


Melissa Sevigny

The U.S. Forest Service has invited the public to comment on a proposed plan to manage visitor access to Fossil Creek. It’s meant to protect the unique ecology of the popular swimming spot.

Dan Sorensen / Western Rivers Conservancy

The U.S. Forest Service has purchased the last parcel of private land along Fossil Creek in central Arizona. It’s one of only two “Wild and Scenic Rivers” in the state. The purchase means the Forest Service can now manage the entire river corridor.

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