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Release Date: 08/08/13
Contacts: Diane Drobka, 928-348-4403,    

BLM Office in Sierra Vista is Moving

Sierra Vista, Ariz. The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) San Pedro Project Office (SPPO) in Sierra Vista will be moving in mid-August. The BLM will close its current office at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013, at its new location. The BLM and Coronado National Forest’s Sierra Vista Ranger District (SVRD) Office will now share the SVRD office at 4070 South Avenida Saracino, Hereford, AZ 85615.

San Pedro Project Office staff focuses its attention on the use, conservation, protection, and enhancement of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) while assisting with projects throughout the Gila District. These BLM public lands include significant waterways and associated riparian resources, archaeological and historical sites, critical wildlife habitat, and a variety of recreational opportunities.

“Locating these land management agencies together just makes sense,” said District Manager Tim Shannon. “This move supports the Service First initiative by improving interagency coordination and cooperation while enhancing public service and “one-stop shopping” for federal land information.”  A long-term savings for the taxpayer will also be realized.

Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch agreed saying that “The Sierra Vista Ranger District looks forward to the move.  Welcoming the BLM staff to our facility will further the goal of making that office a tremendous asset to the community.”

To reach the office from the State Road (SR) 90/92 intersection in Sierra Vista, drive south for 7.3 miles on SR92 for 7.3 miles and turn left on Avenida Saracino.

The SPRNCA contains nearly 57,000 acres of public land and 40 miles of the upper San Pedro River between the international border and St. David in Cochise County.

Questions about the BLM move can be directed to Dennis Sylvia, Associate District Manager for the Gila District in Tucson at 520-258-7200.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Last updated: 08-15-2013