<![CDATA[ RSS News Feed - BLM Arizona ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/rss/newsreleases/az.html Recent News Releases en-us Wed, 3 Feb 2016 15:57:46 -0700 News ASOWEB_AZ@blm.gov (Arizona Info) <![CDATA[ Free Interagency Brown Bag Lecture Schedule for February 2016 ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/february/free_interagency_brown.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/february/free_interagency_brown.html Wed, 3 Feb 2016 15:57:46 -0700 For Immediate Release 02-2-16                           ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Public Input for Revision of a Portion of the Sonoran Desert National Monument Resource Management Plan ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/january/blm_seeks_public_input.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/january/blm_seeks_public_input.html Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:13:30 -0700 For Immediate Release                                                                                   Jan. 22, 2016 ]]> <![CDATA[ Birders Celebrate Profusion of Color at 2016 Winter Bird Festival in St. George, Utah ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/january/birders_celebrate.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/january/birders_celebrate.html Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:35:04 -0700 What: 13th Annual St. George Winter Bird Festival ]]> <![CDATA[ Free Interagency Brown Bag Lecture Schedule for January 2016 ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/january/free_interagency_brown.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/january/free_interagency_brown.html Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:37:46 -0700 St. George, Utah—Every Friday, the Bureau of Land Management and its partners host the popular Brown Bag Lecture series which provides 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 other specialists who delve more deeply into subjects tied to the Arizona Strip and surrounding public lands. For those who want to learn more before venturing out or are curious about these remote and rugged landscapes, the lectures are an excellent way to bring the resources and related issues to the community’s doorstep.
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 or call 435-688-3200 for more information on obtaining tickets.
The lecture series is sponsored by the Dixie/Arizona Strip Interpretive Association, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service. 
Jan. 8
Join Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Field Supervisor Luke Thompson for a discussion on wildlife strategies on the Arizona Strip.  Thompson will also share more information about the species within Game Management Unit 13B on the Arizona Strip including antelope, bighorn sheep, Merriam’s turkey, mule deer, quail and even feral pigs.
Jan. 15
John Kellam, Wildlife Biologist for the BLM St. George Field Office will present information on the elusive Florida panther.  These magnificent cats can weigh up to 150 pounds, reach up to 7 feet in length and typically live 10-15 years in the wild. Since 1967, the Florida panther has been listed as an endangered species. Today, there are an estimated 100-160 panthers living in the remote swamps and forest of southern Florida.  From 2006 to 2015 Kellam was a member of the National Park Service Florida panther capture, research, and monitoring team.  Come hear stories about his adventures on the team. 
Jan. 22
If you’ve ever looked at the fascinating features that are so unique to this region, you may have wondered how these undulating, colorful rock formations came to be. Places like the world famous “Wave” and the majestic Virgin River Gorge inspire us and create a sense of wonder and appreciation for the magnificent natural resources that surround us. Join Arizona Strip Geologist Rody Cox to learn more about how our region’s unique landscape was formed. 
Jan. 29
Discover more of southwest Utah and northwest Arizona’s natural wonders with Bo Beck, co-author of the popular guidebook; “Favorite Hikes In and Around Zion National Park.” Born in Phoenix, AZ in 1956 and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Beck joined the Air Force in 1975 where he taught global survival to U.S. Air Force crew members.  In 1996, Beck became an active member of the Zion National Park High Angle Search and Rescue team and today he enjoys sharing his extensive outdoor experience with adventurers seeking gear and advice at the Desert Rat. 
<![CDATA[ Free BLM firewood permits available near Sonoita ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/december/firewood-tfo.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/december/firewood-tfo.html Thu, 10 Dec 2015 07:54:38 -0700 TUCSON, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tucson Field Office will offer free firewood permits at the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area north of Sonoita, Ariz. between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the following dates: Dec 10, 11, 17 and 18, 2015; and Jan 27, 2016

Interested individuals can meet a BLM representative at Airstrip Group Site during the times and dates listed above to obtain a permit and instructions. There is no limit on the amount of firewood each individual may collect with a valid permit.  Collection of firewood for commercial use or resale is prohibited. Permits are valid for six months from the date they are issued. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM finalizes plan for Aravaipa Canyon recreation permit system ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/december/aravaipa-arolrs.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/december/aravaipa-arolrs.html Mon, 7 Dec 2015 13:49:33 -0700

SAFFORD, Ariz.The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Safford Field Office has finalized a plan outlining how the BLM collects and utilizes fees from the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness recreation permit system. The plan makes no changes no changes to the BLM permit fee, number of visitors allowed in the canyon bottom each day, or timing of when permits can be reserved. However, visitors will now use Recreation.gov, a standardized national website to secure Aravaipa Canyon permits. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Fire Managers Plan to Conduct Pile Burns ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/rx-asdo.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/rx-asdo.html Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:05:51 -0700

St. George, Utah — Fire managers for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District are planning to burn piles located 65 miles south of St. George, Utah near Mt. Trumbull. Depending upon conditions, the burns will begin early December 2015 and last through mid-January  2016 if weather and fuel conditions allow.  The piles are from roadside thinning operations that the BLM has been conducting for the past few years. The thinning operations  is intended to decrease future wildfire risk and protect cultural and natural resources. ]]> <![CDATA[ Christmas Tree Permits Now Available ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/xmas-permits.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/xmas-permits.html Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:35:12 -0700

St. George, Utah— Many families relish roaming the hills together on a cold winter’s day in search of their own unique naturally grown Christmas tree. The Bureau of Land Management began offering permits to harvest Christmas trees on November 12, 2015, and will continue to provide permits through December 24. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM to host public meeting on road improvement project near Florence ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/blm_to_host_public.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/blm_to_host_public.html Fri, 13 Nov 2015 09:07:55 -0700

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management, Tucson Field Office  is hosting a public meeting to provide information about a proposed road improvement project on public lands in Pinal County. The owners of the planned Silver Bar Mine Regional Landfill are seeking a right-of-way to improve and utilize existing roads on public lands in order to get to the privately owned landfill site.  ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Hosts Brown Bag Talk in Safford on November 19 ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/sfo-bb.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/sfo-bb.html Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:19:51 -0700

SAFFORD, Ariz. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Safford Field Office (SFO) invites the community to come learn about conservation work being completed by two Eastern Arizona College (EAC) students. These interns will share information about their research in Graham and Greenlee counties at a free noontime Brown Bag Talk on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the BLM Safford office. ]]>