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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Tucson Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/03/14
Contacts: David McIntyre , 520-258-7259 , or dmcintyre@blm.gov
  Amy Markstein , 520-258-7231 , or amarkstein@blm.gov

BLM to Host San Pedro Plan Meetings and Field Trip


Tucson, Arizona - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host public meetings and a field trip in February and early March to continue public engagement in the development of a new Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA), including:
 

 

Sierra Vista
Saturday, February 22 & March 22
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
BLM/Forest Service Building
4070 S. Avenida Saracino
Hereford, AZ  85615
Sierra Vista
Saturday, March 1
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
SPRNCA Field Trip (public) Meeting Location TBD

The upcoming meetings augment the 14 public engagement meetings that were held in May through December 2013.

Since the last public engagement meeting in December, the Public Scoping Report has been finalized and will be available on the BLM’s SPRNCA website at: http://sanpedronca.tumblr.com/ or http://on.doi.gov/1492NLo.  In addition, members of the BLM’s Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) have met to begin the process of developing a reasonable range of alternatives based on the current management situation and issues identified during scoping.  The public meetings in February and March will be a chance for the public to give input on the range of alternatives.

“These meetings are an opportunity for the public to work with the BLM on developing strategies to address issues identified during scoping,” said Hillman. When the final plan/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is completed and a Record of Decision is signed, the RMP will guide management of the SPRNCA for the foreseeable future.

The planning effort encompasses public lands within Cochise County in southeastern Arizona. Congress designated the San Pedro as America’s first Riparian NCA in 1988. These National Conservation Lands are now part of a system of nearly 900 areas in 14 states.

For more information visit: http://sanpedronca.tumblr.com/ or http://on.doi.gov/1492NLoor 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: 02-03-2014