When you envision the fall colors in Flagstaff, are you imagining a beautiful grove of aspens with their yellow-ish orange leaves, dancing in the wind? Aspens and other deciduous trees are an autumn staple—generating tourism revenue, Instagram-worthy content and important biodiversity. They are a considered a keystone species in the conifer-dominated western U.S. and the
sense of urgency
President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan is hitting roadblocks. A policing overhaul after the killing of George Floyd is up in the air. Even a seemingly bipartisan effort to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol faces the blockade of Republican opposition in Congress. It’s a pivotal time for many aspects of Biden’s ambitious agenda.