<![CDATA[ RSS News Feed - BLM Arizona ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/rss/newsreleases/az.html Recent News Releases en-us Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:28:33 -0600 News ASOWEB_AZ@blm.gov (Arizona Info) <![CDATA[ Pile Burns Planned Near Mount Trumbull ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/april/pile_burns_planned.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/april/pile_burns_planned.html Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:28:33 -0600  

St. George, Utah — Fire managers for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District are planning to burn piles resulting from road thinning work. The prescribed burn is located 65 miles south of St. George, Utah near Mt. Trumbull on the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. The burns are planned to begin around the end of April and last through mid-May 2015 if weather and fuel conditions allow.  The burns are intended to decrease future wildfire risk and protect cultural and natural resources. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Invites Public to San Pedro River Planning Presentation ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/april/sprnca-mtg.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/april/sprnca-mtg.html Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:51:58 -0600

TUCSON, Ariz. The public is invited to comment on management alternatives for the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, a 57,000-acre area managed by the BLM 60 miles southeast of Tucson. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM to Offer Wild Horses, Burros at Extreme Mustang Makeover ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/april/blm_to_offer_wild.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/april/blm_to_offer_wild.html Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:39:45 -0600 BLM to Offer Wild Horses, Burros for Adoption at Extreme Mustang Makeover       

 PHOENIX – As part of the Extreme Mustang Makeover on April 24-25 in Queen Creek, Ariz., the Bureau of Land Management will be offering wild horses and burros for adoption. ]]> <![CDATA[ Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument Joins National Find Your Park Movement ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/april/gcp-nps.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/april/gcp-nps.html Tue, 7 Apr 2015 15:14:38 -0600

Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument joins parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. Launched yesterday by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation, Find Your Park is a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for its second century of service. ]]> <![CDATA[ Prescribed Burn Planned for South Rim of Aravaipa Canyon ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/april/rx-aravaipa.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/april/rx-aravaipa.html Tue, 7 Apr 2015 15:04:20 -0600

SAFFORD, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Safford Field Office and Gila District Fire Management Office will conduct a one-day prescribed burn on the south rim of Aravaipa Canyon between May 1 and June 30, pending appropriate weather conditions. The Grover Burn will cover approximately 2,430 acres of BLM land near Klondyke, south of the Aravaipa Canyon and east of Turkey Creek. The BLM will announce specific dates in advance of the operation. ]]> <![CDATA[ April 2015 Brown Bag Lecture Series ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/april/strip-apr-bb.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/april/strip-apr-bb.html Thu, 2 Apr 2015 15:03:43 -0600

St. George, Utah—Every Friday, 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 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. ]]> <![CDATA[ Telegraph Pass Access Road Closure ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/march/telegraph.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/march/telegraph.html Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:52:51 -0600

Yuma, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office, in coordination with the Telegraph Pass Users Association, will close the Telegraph Pass access road to the public beginning Monday, April 6, 2015, at 5 a.m. through Tuesday, April 7, 2015. The road will be reopened on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. ]]> <![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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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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