werneriifolia, a slightly lower-elevation species that also occurs in the San Francisco Peaks
. Packera werneriifolia is widespread and occurs near or above timberline from the Rocky Mountains west to the Sierra Nevada (Trock, 2006).
Flagstaff is situated in the world's largest ponderosa pine forest at the base of the San Francisco Peaks
. Known for its scenic charms, Flagstaff also claims scientific fame.
He noticed the nutcrackers heading high into the San Francisco Peaks
in northern Arizona, and he organized his own flock of extreme bird trackers.
Today, the Forest Service is threatening sacred places and traditional customs of a score of Indian nations with its proposed expansion of the Arizona Snowbowl at San Francisco Peaks
in the Coconino National Forest.
As I walk along a volcanic ridge beneath the San Francisco Peaks
on Arizona's Colorado Plateau, my eyes move from pinon pine to yucca rosette to leafy bunches of amaranth.
After eight days, the kachinas appear one last time for the Niman, a dance celebrating their return to their spiritual home in the San Francisco peaks
But these San Francisco Peaks
are also home to the White Vulcan Pumice Mine, a U.S.
It defines the four mountains in the four directions from Navaho country and the abstractions they symbolize, which, taken together, constitute the strength of a tribe and a family: Bianca Peak (east, spring, thought, the arts), Mount Taylor (south, summer, honor), San Francisco Peaks
(west, autumn, strength of family), and Hesperus Peak (north, winter, renewal).
For agreeing to allow the Navajos to remain, the Hopis would have land in their sacred San Francisco Peaks
, near Flagstaff, returned to them.
Arizona: Spruce-budworm and bark-beetle attacks affect 200,000 to 300,000 acres of mixed conifer forests in the high-elevation San Francisco peaks
. Intense fir encroachment is overtaking meadows, which decreases productivity of the herbaceous understory, which in turn affects the prairie-based food chain and, ultimately, big-game populations.
arizonica), Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii), and bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata) occurred at elevations >2,440 m on the San Francisco Peaks