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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Yuma Field Office
 
Release Date: 11/07/13
Contacts: Lori Cook, Public Affairs Specialist 928-317-3243 or cell 928-246-8560    

La Posa Travel Management Plan
Preliminary Environmental Assessment Available


Yuma, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office has announced that the La Posa Travel Management Plan preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for review starting today. There will be a 45-day public comment period and all comments must be received by close of business on December 21, 2013. The preliminary EA may be reviewed on the BLM internet website at http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/travel_mgmt/la_posa.html.

To update the public on the preliminary EA, the BLM will hold an open house on Thursday, November 21, 2013. The open house will be held at the Quartzsite Community Center located at 295 Chandler Street; Quartzsite, Arizona; from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

At the beginning of the meeting, there will be a brief presentation about the preliminary EA and travel management planning. Following the presentation, residents and interested parties can individually speak with local BLM specialists and managers regarding their questions and concerns. Maps will be on display for review, as well as general EA and travel management information. 

Written comments about the preliminary EA for the La Posa TMP will be accepted through December 21, 2013. Comments postmarked by this date will be considered in making the final decision. The comments should be specific to be most effective. Comments should be mailed to BLM Yuma Field Office, Attention:  Joe Raffaele; 2555 E. Gila Ridge Road; Yuma, Arizona 85365; or through email to blm_az_ym_trails@blm.gov.

The La Posa Travel Management Area surrounds Quartzsite, Arizona, and encompasses over 380,000 acres of public land in La Paz and Yuma Counties.

For more information about the open house, please contact Joe Raffaele at 928-317-3238.



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 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 11-07-2013