U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Arizona State Office
|Release Date: 05/15/14|
Arizona Wilderness Area Featured in BLM Poster
The Eagletail Mountains Wilderness in west-central Arizona is featured in a poster and postcard prepared by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to recognize National Conservation Lands.
The Eagletail Mountains Wilderness is 97,880 acres, located south of Interstate 10 about 65 miles west of Phoenix. It offers scenic trails for day hiking, backpacking, and horseback riding. The vintage-style drawing featured on the poster and postcard is Courthouse Rock, which is a dominant feature of the area.
Other similarly styled posters feature the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in central Montana and the Headwaters Forest Reserve in northern California.
BLM Arizona manages five national monuments, three national conservation areas, portions of two national historic trails, a portion of the Arizona Trail, and 47 wilderness areas – all of which are part of the National Conservation Lands system. 2014 is the 50th anniversary of passage of the Wilderness Act, which protected 9 million acres of federal land and established a mechanism for designating wilderness.
Information about National Conservation Lands in Arizona is available at www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas.html.
Information about the BLM-managed wilderness areas is available at www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/blm_special_areas/wildareas.html#yfo.
Copies of the posters and postcards are available. They are free, but if shipping is required, a fee will be charged to cover the costs.
They may be obtained through these methods:
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: 05-16-2014|
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