<![CDATA[ RSS News Feed - BLM Arizona ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/rss/newsreleases/az.html Recent News Releases en-us Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:59:16 -0600 News ASOWEB_AZ@blm.gov (Arizona Info) <![CDATA[ BLM Holds Public Scoping Meetings About Wild Burros ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/march/blm_holds_public_scoping.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/march/blm_holds_public_scoping.html Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:59:16 -0600 Kingman, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning two public scoping meetings to discuss the management of Wild Burros in the Black Mountain Herd Management Area (BMHMA). The BMHMA is located 15 miles west of Kingman, Arizona, and parallels the eastern shoreline of the Colorado River for 80 miles, from Hoover Dam south to the Needles Bridge in California. 
 
The meeting schedule is as follows:
 
Bullhead City, Arizona                                 Kingman, Arizona
April 1, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m.                   April 2, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Suddenlink Community Center                   BLM Kingman Field Office
2380 3rd St.                                                 2755 Mission Blvd.
Bullhead City, AZ 86442                              Kingman, AZ 86401
 
From 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., there will be poster presentations available for viewing. At
6:30 p.m., there will be a formal presentation.    The formal presentation will include the following topics:
 
·         Current population estimate
·         Vegetation utilization data
·         Fertility control on Wild Burros
·         Appropriate Management Level
·         Burros outside the Herd Management Area
 
Following the formal presentation, attendees will be able to provide comments on issues, data, and other concerns.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact BLM Wild Horse and Burro Specialist Chad Benson at 928-718-3750.
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<![CDATA[ BLM Holds Public Scoping Meetings About Wild Burros ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/march/blm_holds_public_scoping.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/march/blm_holds_public_scoping.html Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:59:16 -0600 Kingman, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning two public scoping meetings to discuss the management of Wild Burros in the Black Mountain Herd Management Area (BMHMA). The BMHMA is located 15 miles west of Kingman, Arizona, and parallels the eastern shoreline of the Colorado River for 80 miles, from Hoover Dam south to the Needles Bridge in California. 
 
The meeting schedule is as follows:
 
Bullhead City, Arizona                                 Kingman, Arizona
April 1, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m.                   April 2, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Suddenlink Community Center                   BLM Kingman Field Office
2380 3rd St.                                                 2755 Mission Blvd.
Bullhead City, AZ 86442                              Kingman, AZ 86401
 
From 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., there will be poster presentations available for viewing. At
6:30 p.m., there will be a formal presentation.    The formal presentation will include the following topics:
 
·         Current population estimate
·         Vegetation utilization data
·         Fertility control on Wild Burros
·         Appropriate Management Level
·         Burros outside the Herd Management Area
 
Following the formal presentation, attendees will be able to provide comments on issues, data, and other concerns.
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact BLM Wild Horse and Burro Specialist Chad Benson at 928-718-3750.
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<![CDATA[ Prescribed Burns Planned in the Hualapai Mountains ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/march/prescribed_burns_planned.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/march/prescribed_burns_planned.html Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:50:47 -0600 KINGMAN, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Field Office, in cooperation with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will conduct two prescribed burns.
 
The burns will take place in the Hualapai Mountains southeast of Kingman. Weather permitting, burning will begin the week of March 16, 2015, and is expected to be complete within three to five days after ignition.
 
The purpose of the burns is to treat approximately 2,500 acres of dense chaparral brush to improve mule deer habitat and return fire to an area where it can play a natural role in the health of the environment.  The burns will also reduce the risk of dangerous wildfires and will improve forage for wildlife and livestock.
 
These burn areas are located in the south end of the Hualapai Mountains near upper Blue Tank Canyon and Deluge Wash.  Smoke may be visible from Kingman, Yucca, Wikieup, Interstate 40, and Highway 93, and may be heavy at times. Overall, impacts from the smoke in Kingman and other areas should be minimal and the majority of the smoke should disperse quickly.
 
Jeep trails accessing the burn areas will be temporarily closed for public safety and reopened when safe to do so.
 

For more information on these burns, contact Wade Reaves, Fuels Management Specialist, at the BLM Kingman Field Office 928-718-3700. ]]> <![CDATA[ Prescribed Burns Planned in the Hualapai Mountains ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/march/prescribed_burns_planned.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/march/prescribed_burns_planned.html Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:50:47 -0600 KINGMAN, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Field Office, in cooperation with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will conduct two prescribed burns.

 
The burns will take place in the Hualapai Mountains southeast of Kingman. Weather permitting, burning will begin the week of March 16, 2015, and is expected to be complete within three to five days after ignition.
 
The purpose of the burns is to treat approximately 2,500 acres of dense chaparral brush to improve mule deer habitat and return fire to an area where it can play a natural role in the health of the environment.  The burns will also reduce the risk of dangerous wildfires and will improve forage for wildlife and livestock.
 
These burn areas are located in the south end of the Hualapai Mountains near upper Blue Tank Canyon and Deluge Wash.  Smoke may be visible from Kingman, Yucca, Wikieup, Interstate 40, and Highway 93, and may be heavy at times. Overall, impacts from the smoke in Kingman and other areas should be minimal and the majority of the smoke should disperse quickly.
 
Jeep trails accessing the burn areas will be temporarily closed for public safety and reopened when safe to do so.
 

For more information on these burns, contact Wade Reaves, Fuels Management Specialist, at the BLM Kingman Field Office 928-718-3700. ]]> <![CDATA[ March 2015 Brown Bag Lecture Series ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/march/march_2015_brown_bag.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/march/march_2015_brown_bag.html Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:40:23 -0600 St. George, Utah—Every Friday of the month, the Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Forest Service host the popular Brown Bag Lecture series. The lectures provide unique opportunities for members of the public to learn more about the area’s natural resources and public lands. Speakers include geologists, range specialists, biologists, archaeologists, rangers and others who delve more deeply into subjects tied to the Arizona Strip and surrounding public lands. The lectures bring the resources and public lands issues to the community’s doorstep, benefiting those who want to learn more about the region’s remote and rugged landscapes, cultures and people.

 
The lectures, which begin at noon and last one hour, are held at the Interagency Information Center, located at 345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George, Utah.  Admission is free, but space is limited for this popular lecture series.  To obtain tickets visit the Interagency Information Center at 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah or call 435-688-3200.
March 2015
 
March 6  Diana Hawks, Team Lead for Recreation, Wilderness and Cultural Resources for the BLM Arizona Strip District Office will kick off Arizona Archeology and History month with a presentation on information, tips and techniques to help you get the most out of visiting local archeology sites.
   
March 13  Eric Fleming, Silver Reef Museum Curator will discuss the museum and the town of Silver Reef.
 
March 20  Lee Hughes, retired Ecologist for the BLM Arizona Strip will discuss plants and ecology of the region.
 
March 27  The Washington County Historical Society will present on the society’s goals and current projects.
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<![CDATA[ March 2015 Brown Bag Lecture Series ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/march/march_2015_brown_bag.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/march/march_2015_brown_bag.html Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:40:23 -0600 St. George, Utah—Every Friday of the month, the Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Forest Service host the popular Brown Bag Lecture series. The lectures provide unique opportunities for members of the public to learn more about the area’s natural resources and public lands. Speakers include geologists, range specialists, biologists, archaeologists, rangers and others who delve more deeply into subjects tied to the Arizona Strip and surrounding public lands. The lectures bring the resources and public lands issues to the community’s doorstep, benefiting those who want to learn more about the region’s remote and rugged landscapes, cultures and people.
 
The lectures, which begin at noon and last one hour, are held at the Interagency Information Center, located at 345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George, Utah.  Admission is free, but space is limited for this popular lecture series.  To obtain tickets visit the Interagency Information Center at 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, Utah or call 435-688-3200.
March 2015
 
March 6  Diana Hawks, Team Lead for Recreation, Wilderness and Cultural Resources for the BLM Arizona Strip District Office will kick off Arizona Archeology and History month with a presentation on information, tips and techniques to help you get the most out of visiting local archeology sites.
   
March 13  Eric Fleming, Silver Reef Museum Curator will discuss the museum and the town of Silver Reef.
 
March 20  Lee Hughes, retired Ecologist for the BLM Arizona Strip will discuss plants and ecology of the region.
 
March 27  The Washington County Historical Society will present on the society’s goals and current projects.
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<![CDATA[ BLM Hosts National Conservation Lands Showcase and Guided Hikes ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/superbowl.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/superbowl.html Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:44:06 -0700

PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will have a presence in this year’s Super Bowl XLIX activities with an opportunity for the public to engage and learn about America’s National Conservation Lands. BLM will host an interactive showcase, from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, at One North Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix (See Map).  In addition, the BLM will offer two guided hikes on Jan. 30 and 31 to the Agua Fria National Monument located off Interstate 17 (I-17). ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM road project in Las Cienegas NCA will temporarily increase truck traffic ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/road-proj-LCNCA.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/road-proj-LCNCA.html Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:27:57 -0700

TUCSON, Ariz. – A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) road improvement project in the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area (LCNCA) will lead to a temporary increase in heavy truck traffic on surrounding highways. Beginning Jan. 19 and lasting until March 1, BLM expects up to 80 trucks per day will use State Routes 82 and 83 to haul aggregate and other materials to the project. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Recruiting for Seasonal Fire Jobs in Eastern Arizona ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/fire-jobs-SFO.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/fire-jobs-SFO.html Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:21:43 -0700

SAFFORD, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Gila District is currently recruiting applicants for seasonal employment during the 2015 fire season.  To serve on a fire crew, persons must be at least 18 years of age, have a strong work ethic, be able to pass a pack test and maintain good physical fitness, be available to travel out of state for extended periods of time, and be willing to contribute in a team-structured environment. ]]> <![CDATA[ La Posa Travel Management Plan Preliminary Environmental Assessment Available ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/la_posa_travel_management.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/january/la_posa_travel_management.html Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:14:44 -0700

Yuma, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office has announced that the La Posa Travel Management Plan preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) will be available for review starting Wednesday, January 21, 2015. There will be a 30-day public comment period and all comments must be received by close of business on February 19, 2015. Beginning on January 21, 2015, 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. ]]>