Erin Ford

Reporter

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Grand Canyon National Park investigating possible radiation exposure by tourists, employees

The National Park Service is conducting an investigation into whether employees and visitors at Grand Canyon National Park were exposed to unsafe levels of radiation after an employee raised the alarm Feb. 11.

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Grand Canyon Project shares family history through stories and song in Ash Fork

Swaying lightly before a small crowd in the Ash Fork Route 66 Museum, Meagan Gipson strums her guitar as photos, mostly black and white, scroll slowly on a screen behind her.

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Erosion control crucial for healthy forests

It’s a scary sight: watching flames climb the trunks of decades, sometimes centuries-old trees and race across the landscape with lightning speed.

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What happens to the forest after a wildfire?

A special team of soil scientists assess the Kaibab's ability to recover following wildfires

According to Kaibab National Forest spokeswoman Jackie Banks, only a very small percentage of fires on the Kaibab are actively suppressed. In 2017, for example, out of the roughly 13,000 acres that burned, only about 300 were managed with an objective to suppress the flames – that’s just over 2 percent. The rest, Banks said, were allowed to burn in order to benefit the forest ecosystem.

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Grand Canyon Brewery partners to produce Conservation Kolsch beer

Trout Unlimited, the Arizona Wildlife Federation and Grand Canyon Brewery teamed up to roll out Conservation Kolsch Sept. 28 in Williams.

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NPS looks at replacing Transcanyon Water Pipeline

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Grand Canyon National Park has nearly six million visitors per year, from viewpoint drivers to hardcore hikers and even man’s best friends, and they all need to stay hydrated. And, according to a recent news release from the park, hydration is even more critical as summer heat settles in.

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Feral horses found dead in Grand Canyon National Park

Park staff working to find and notify horses' owner

As the Southwestern landscape becomes ever more parched by a lack of significant rainfall, nine feral horses have become the latest casualties of a severe drought enveloping northern Arizona.

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Bald Eagle nestlings banded near Lake Mary by Arizona Game and Fish

On a typically sunny, breezy spring day, a group of raptor experts, game rangers, photographers and reporters hiked from the banks of Flagstaff’s Lake Mary into the Coconino National Forest.

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Congress avoids shutdown, funds government for two years

After a brief shutdown lasting into the early morning hours Feb. 9, Congress passed a budget that will keep the government funded for another two years.

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Kaibab National Forest goes batty for International Bat Week

Forest Service aims to educate public about critical role bats play in insect control, crop protection and healthy forests

What is small, fuzzy and can eat up to 8,000 insects per night? Bats. And according to Kaibab National Forest biologist Justin Schofer, they are a critical component for crop protection and healthy forests.

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