About 20 percent of the Earth’s land is desert.
That means for every four square miles of forest, grassland, tundra or other habitat, there is one square mile of desert. Our planet has more than 20 deserts. North America has four major deserts, each with slightly different characteristics. And all four deserts are found in Arizona.
Focus Wild Arizona Activity Sheets: From 2006-2013, each issue of the Department’s Arizona Wildlife Views magazine featured a new education article. These articles were intended for younger children and include some vocabulary and a fun activity. All of these articles are now available on our website.