<![CDATA[ RSS News Feed - BLM Arizona ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/rss/newsreleases/az.html Recent News Releases en-us Wed, 7 Oct 2015 13:27:58 -0600 News ASOWEB_AZ@blm.gov (Arizona Info) <![CDATA[ BLM creates new hotshot firefighting crew in Southern Arizona ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/october/hotshot.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/october/hotshot.html Wed, 7 Oct 2015 13:27:58 -0600

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today the creation of a new hotshot firefighting crew in southern Arizona. The establishment of the crew responds to a nationwide increase in wildfire activity and the need for additional skilled personnel. The crew will be stationed at Fort Huachuca thanks to a partnership between the BLM and U.S. Army. ]]> <![CDATA[ Annual Update of Mineral Cost Recovery Fee Schedule Takes Effect Oct. 1 ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/mining-fees.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/mining-fees.html Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:29:03 -0600

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a final rule, effective October 1, 2015, that implements the required annual adjustment to the fee schedule for mineral cost recovery projects.  Specifically, this final rule updates the fees charged to recover costs incurred in processing certain documents associated with oil, gas, coal, and solid mineral activities on public lands.  Consistent with updates to the fee schedules in prior years, this final rule increases the fee schedule based on inflation.  ]]> <![CDATA[ Public California condor release will be at 11am Saturday Sept. 26 at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/condors.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/condors.html Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:55:29 -0600

PHOENIX — Once a year, people get a rare opportunity in Arizona that very few other places offer: to witness the release of endangered California condors into the wild. The public is invited to attend this year’s event on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. when 3 previously-captive condors will be released at the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM welcomes volunteers in celebration of National Public Lands Day ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/npld-gdo.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/npld-gdo.html Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:26:06 -0600

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and its partners invite volunteers throughout southeastern Arizona to celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD) by joining in stewardship projects planned at four locations on Saturday, Sept 26. ]]> <![CDATA[ Local Volunteers Needed for Interagency Center ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/volunteers.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/volunteers.html Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:59:42 -0600

St. George, Utah—The Interagency Center in St. George, Utah needs a few good volunteers willing to work in visitor services, retail sales, inventory control, information technologies, educational events, graphic design and volunteer coordination.  Volunteers assist the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and the Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association at the Interagency Center at 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah.  ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Releases Management Plan for Aravaipa Canyon Region ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/aemp.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/aemp.html Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:38:52 -0600 SAFFORD, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Safford Field Office has released a Decision Record and revised Environmental Assessment for the final Aravaipa Ecosystem Management Plan.  The plan guides the stewardship of 69,000 acres of BLM-administered land, including the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness, by establishing detailed management guidance for recreation and natural resources. ]]> <![CDATA[ Open House for Paria Canyon-Coyote Buttes Draft Business Plan ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/openhouse-drft-buss-plan.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/openhouse-drft-buss-plan.html Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:57:13 -0600

ST. GEORGE, Utah –The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District Office will host an open house on Wednesday, September 30 2015, from 6-8 p.m. to provide information and obtain public feedback on the Paria Canyon-Coyote Buttes Special Management Area Draft Business Plan. The meeting will be held in the Kanab BLM Administrative Building conference room at 669 South Highway 89A in Kanab, Utah. ]]> <![CDATA[ Court-ordered closure implemented for recreational target shooting on 2 percent of Sonoran Desert National Monument ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/0.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/0.html Tue, 15 Sep 2015 09:25:01 -0600

PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is implementing a court-ordered closure of a small portion of the Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM) to recreational target shooting, effective September 15.  ]]> <![CDATA[ Free Jr. Ranger Family Night ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/jr-ranger-nite.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/jr-ranger-nite.html Thu, 10 Sep 2015 12:04:06 -0600

St. George, Utah—Youth and their families are invited to learn more about the great outdoors on  Friday, September 11, 2015 from 5pm to 7pm at the free Annual Junior Ranger Event at Tonaquint Nature Center,1851 South Dixie Drive in St. George, Utah.  BLM Arizona Strip District and the City of Saint George along with partnering agencies will host a variety of fun, interactive stations and activities based on the outdoors and natural resources. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Takes Major Step to Bring Solar Energy to Energy ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/blm_takes_major_step.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/blm_takes_major_step.html Fri, 4 Sep 2015 12:09:19 -0600 PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today released the Draft Regional Mitigation Strategy for Arizona, building on the planning groundwork established by the BLM’s Western Solar Plan, and taking a major step forward in bringing utility-scale solar energy to Arizona.

 The BLM is asking the public to review and provide comments on the draft strategy during a 30-day comment period that ends Oct. 2. ]]>