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Tucson Field Office
Release Date: 08/15/13
Contacts: Amy Markstein, 520-258-7231,    
  Diane Drobka, 928-348-4403,    

BLM San Pedro Plan Workshops Continue

Tucson, Ariz. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host the fourth in a series of public educational forums this Saturday, August 17, in Sierra Vista.  These workshops provide important background information on key resource issues to be addressed in the BLM’s new Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. The forum will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Public Meeting Room #203 at the UA South campus in Sierra Vista, located at 1140 N. Colombo Drive.  This is a free public event. 

At Saturday’s workshop, participants can learn more about the cultural resources and recreation decisions that will be considered in the RMP, as well as how to effectively participate in the planning process.  The morning will focus on cultural resources, which include historical, archaeological, and fossil sites. Recreation at the San Pedro will be covered in the afternoon session. Expert presentations will cover these topic with time for questions and answers.

The final educational forum on Saturday, August 24, will cover Socio-Economics from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the same UA South address.

For more information visit: or  or contact Amy Markstein at 520-258-7231 or

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