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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Tucson Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/19/14
Contacts: David McIntyre , 520-258-7259 , dmcintyre@blm.gov
  Amy Markstein , 520-258-7231 , amarkstein@blm.gov

BLM Provides Additional Information for San Pedro Plan Field Trip


Tucson, AZ - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting a field trip on Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The field trip is part of BLM’s public engagement process in the development of a new Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA). The field trip will begin at the BLM San Pedro House, six miles east of Sierra Vista on Highway 90.

The field trip augments the 14 public engagement meetings that were held in May through December 2013, and the two meetings on Alternatives Development that will be held February 22 and March 22, in the BLM/Forest Service Building,4070 S. Avenida Saracino, Hereford, AZ, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Members of the public who want to go on the field trip should plan to meet in the parking lot of the San Pedro House Bookstore and Information Center promptly at 9:00 a.m. BLM has a limited number of vehicles, so participants are encouraged to use their own vehicles and/or carpool to the site. Once the group is assembled and the number of participants is determined, a decision will be made on how many vehicles (BLM and Private) will be use. BLM resource specialists will lead the field trip.

The tentative itinerary for the field trip will be a visit to some of the more interesting cultural and biological sites accessible to the public, such as the Fairbank Historic Townsite and the Saint David Cienega, among others. A short hike along the San Pedro House Interpretive Trail will also be included in the field trip. Lunch will be picnic-style at one of the trailheads, with participants bringing their own food.

Additional information on the field trip will be provided after the first meeting on Alternatives Development is held on February 22.

For more information visit: http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/planning/san_pedro.html, http://sanpedronca.tumblr.com/ or http://on.doi.gov/1492NLo or contact David McIntyre at 520-258-7259 or dmcintyre@blm.gov.



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: 02-19-2014