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Hopi leaders have ordered a reduction in the number of cattle grazing on the reservation. It’s the first phase in a plan to conserve water resources as the tribe continues to experience severe drought. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


Verde River Institute

A bill signed by Governor Doug Ducey last week allows Arizona farmers, ranchers, and other water users to leave water in rivers and streams without the risk of losing their rights to it. The new law modifies a water policy called “use it or lose it” which has been a longstanding roadblock in conservation. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke about the change with Kim Mitchell of Western Resource Advocates.


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An environmental group is raising questions about investigations into livestock kills by Mexican gray wolves in the southwestern U.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One Mexican gray wolf died after being caught in a trap in April. Another was found dead in the wild.

National Commission of Protected Natural Areas

Federal wildlife officials last month killed four endangered Mexican gray wolves they say were responsible for repeatedly killing cattle. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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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.

Senators Introduce Bill To Protect Gila River

Feb 13, 2020
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Portions of the Gila River would be protected as wild and scenic under legislation proposed by New Mexico’s U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich.

Mexican gray wolves have been blamed for killing nearly as many cows and calves in the first four months of 2019 as they did all of last year.

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Arizona ranchers can now apply for grants as part of an effort to research measures that could prevent conflicts between livestock and Mexican gray wolves.

A New Mexico rancher who trapped an endangered Mexican gray wolf and hit it with a shovel says he will appeal the loss of his grazing permit.

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