<![CDATA[ RSS News Feed - BLM Arizona ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/rss/newsreleases/az.html Recent News Releases en-us Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:11:54 -0600 News ASOWEB_AZ@blm.gov (Arizona Info) <![CDATA[ BLM Seeking Public Comments on EnvironmentalAssessment of Burro Contraceptive Pilot Program ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/blm_seeking_public.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/blm_seeking_public.html Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:11:54 -0600 KINGMAN, Ariz. The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Kingman Field Office is seeking public input on the Environmental Assessment (EA) of a fertility management pilot program as proposed by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM seeks comments on plans to address ailing cottonwood tree at San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (Extended Comment Period) ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/blm_seeks_comments.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/blm_seeks_comments.html Wed, 6 Jul 2016 16:31:37 -0600 TUCSON, Ariz. The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Tucson Field Office is seeking public input as it plans to address safety hazards created by an ailing cottonwood tree located in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.  ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM seeks comments on plans to address ailing cottonwood tree at San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/june/blm_seeks_comments.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/june/blm_seeks_comments.html Fri, 1 Jul 2016 10:20:18 -0600

TUCSON, Ariz. The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Tucson Field Office is seeking public input as it plans to address safety hazards created by an ailing cottonwood tree located in the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.  ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM to Revise Proposed Business Plan Paria Canyon-Coyote Buttes Special Management Area ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm_to_revise_proposed.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm_to_revise_proposed.html Tue, 31 May 2016 13:19:42 -0600 ST. GEORGE, Utah –In response to input received during public outreach the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is revising the Proposed Paria Canyon-Coyote Buttes Special Management Area Business Plan. The revised Plan will be streamlined and focus on proposed fee adjustments. Under the proposed plan, fees would change for each of the units. Fees have not been adjusted since 2008. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM to hold public meetings for the Skull Valley Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Defense System Project ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm_to_hold_public.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm_to_hold_public.html Thu, 5 May 2016 11:48:13 -0600

  ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM and partners to hold the first Agua Fria Day ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm_and_partners_to.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/may/blm_and_partners_to.html Wed, 4 May 2016 14:08:08 -0600 PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), The Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument (FAFNM), and Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD) will be teaming up to hold the first Agua Fria Day, May 7.  The event is to celebrate the Agua Fria National Monument (AFNM) and how different organizations support it. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Arizona Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Phoenix ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/april/blm_arizona_resource.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/april/blm_arizona_resource.html Mon, 25 Apr 2016 11:36:20 -0600 BLM Arizona Resource Advisory Council to Meet in Phoenix

 
PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Arizona Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet in Phoenix on April 28, 2016.  Established in 1995, the statewide citizen-based council provides advice to the BLM on land management programs and issues affecting public lands in Arizona.  In addition, the RAC has been authorized to review and provide advice on all recreation fee proposals for the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service (FS) recreation sites in Arizona, as required by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004.  At the meeting, the Recreation RAC will review and make recommendations to the BLM State Director on the Paria Canyon-Coyote Buttes Special Management Area Proposed Business Plan. 
 
The business meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the BLM Arizona State Office located at One North Central Avenue, Suite 800 in downtown Phoenix.  The public is invited to attend and provide comments to the during the RAC meeting on BLM programs from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. and during the Recreation RAC session on the Proposed Business Plan at 2:30 p.m. Depending on the number of persons wishing to speak and time available, the time for individual comments may be limited.  Comments may also be sent to the Bureau of Land Management at One N. Central Ave., Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ  85004, attention Arizona RAC Coordinator.
 
Planned agenda items include:  Welcome and Introduction of Council members; BLM State Director’s update on BLM Programs and Issues; Threatened and Endangered Species Program Overview; Northstar 2025 Project Overview; Recreation RAC Session; RAC Committee Reports; RAC questions and comments on BLM District Manager Reports; and other items of interest to the RAC.
 
Following is a list of the RAC members, the category they represent, their residence and term.
 
Name
Representing
Residence
Term
J.C. Sanders
OHV/Developed Recreation
Bouse
01/2019
Emmett Sturgill
Grazing
Kingman
11/2016
Maggie Sacher
Commercial Recreation
Cave Creek
01/2019
Krishna Parameswaran, Ph.D.
Energy and Minerals
Scottsdale
09/2017
Bill Brake
Grazing
Scottsdale
11/2016
David Tenney
Dispersed Recreation
Show Low
09/2017
Mike Quigley
Environmental
Tucson
11/2016
Mica Schotborgh
Environmental
Tucson
11/2016
Thomas Hulen
Archaeology/Historical
Tempe
01/2019
Dawn Duncan Hubbs
Archaeology/Historical
Hackberry
09/2017
Gary Watson
Local Area/Elected Official
Kingman
09/2017
Stuart E. Marsh, Ph.D.
Academia
Tucson
01/2019
Drew John
Public-At-Large
Safford
11/2016
Mandy Metzger
Local Area/Elected Official
Flagstaff
09/2017
Stephen Trussell
Public-At-Large
Tempe
01/2019
Jim deVos (non-voting)
Governor’s Representative
Phoenix
N/A
*RAC Chair
 
 
 
 
The next RAC meeting has not been scheduled.  For more information about the Arizona RAC, visit the website at http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/res/rac.html
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<![CDATA[ BLM and Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends to Host Free Photo Workshops Featuring Nationally Published Photographer ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/april/blm_and_southwest.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/april/blm_and_southwest.html Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:50:19 -0600 St. George, Utah  On Friday, April 29, 2016, from 5 to 8:30 p.m., the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) St. George Field Office and BLM Arizona Strip District, in partnership with Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends (SUNCLF) will host free a photography workshop featuring professional landscape photographer Bob Wick at the Interagency Center at 345 East Riverside Drive. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Comment on Proposed Ten West Link Transmission Line ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/march/blm_seeks_comment.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/march/blm_seeks_comment.html Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:39:52 -0600

Public invited to review and comment during scoping period for Ten West Link Project in Arizona and California ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Nominations to Resource Advisory Councils ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/march/blm_seeks_nominations.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/march/blm_seeks_nominations.html Fri, 18 Mar 2016 18:30:30 -0600 Phoenix, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced that it is seeking public nominations for open positions on 34 Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), which advise the BLM on public land issues.  As published in a notice in the Federal Register, the BLM will consider nominations for 45 days.

 
The BLM’s RACs, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource issues, help the Bureau carry out its stewardship of 245 million acres of public lands.  The Bureau, which manages more land than any other Federal agency, has 39 RACs across the West, where most BLM-managed land is located.  Each RAC consists of 10 to 15 members with an interest or expertise in public land management, including such individuals as conservationists, ranchers, outdoor recreationists, state and local government officials, Tribal officials, and academics.  The diverse membership of each RAC helps ensure that BLM land managers get the varying perspectives they need to achieve their mission, which is to manage the public lands for multiple uses and sustained yield.

“The BLM Resource Advisory Councils are an important forum for the community conversation that is a key component of public land management,” said BLM Director Neil Kornze.  “With representatives with different land use perspectives, the RACs give community members an opportunity to dig into local issues and explore possible solutions.”
 
Individuals may nominate themselves or others to serve on an advisory council.  Nominees, who must be residents of the state or states where the RAC has jurisdiction, will be judged on the basis of their training, education, and knowledge of the council’s geographical area.  Nominees should also demonstrate a commitment to consensus building and collaborative decision making.  All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from any represented interests or organizations, a completed RAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications.
 
Each of the 34 RACs has different positions open in the following categories:
 
  • Category One – Public land ranchers and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation.
  • Category Two – Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations.
  • Category Three – Representatives of state, county, or local elected office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; representatives of Indian Tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in natural sciences; and the public-at-large.
 
For more information about the Arizona RAC or to apply, contact Dorothea Boothe, Arizona RAC Coordinator at (602) 417-9219 or dboothe@blm.gov .
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