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Tucson Field Office
Release Date: 08/22/13
Contacts: Amy Markstein, 520-258-7231,    
  Diane Drobka, 928-348-4403,    

BLM Hosts Final San Pedro Educational Forum on August 24
Workshop Will Address Socio-Economic Topics

Tucson, Ariz.  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host the final in a series of free public educational forums this Saturday, August 24, in Sierra Vista. The forum will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Public Meeting Room #203 at the UA South campus, located at 1140 N. Colombo Drive in Sierra Vista.

“Our workshops are providing important background information on key resources to be addressed in the BLM’s new Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area,” said Amy Markstein, assistant planner in the BLM’s Tucson Field Office. “We hope that they will help participants to be fully engaged throughout the planning process.”

At Saturday’s workshop, participants can learn more about how socio-economics will be considered in the RMP, as well as how to effectively participate in the planning process.  Expert presentations will cover these topics with time for questions and answers.  

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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: 08-22-2013