<![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.
<![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.
<![CDATA[ Volunteers Encouraged to Attend the Table Mesa Recreation Area Clean Up on Sunday, March 1 ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/february/vol-cleanup.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/february/vol-cleanup.html Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:21:30 -0700

(PHOENIX, Ariz.) – Practice and promote public land stewardship by helping to clean up and maintain your public lands! The Bureau of Land Management encourages volunteers to come out for the annual Table Mesa Recreation Area cleanup on Sunday, March 1. The area is located off I-17 and Table Mesa Road, about 35 miles north of Phoenix. The cleanup runs from 9 a.m. (check-in starts at 8 a.m.) until 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided to volunteers. ]]> <![CDATA[ La Posa Travel Management Plan Comment Period Extended ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/february/laposa-extend.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/february/laposa-extend.html Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:45:08 -0700

Yuma, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office La Posa Travel Management Plan (TMP) comment period has been extended for an extra 30 days to Monday, March 23, 2015.  ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Seeks Nominations to Resource Advisory Councils ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/february/rac-nom.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/february/rac-nom.html Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:01:04 -0700

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management today announced that it is seeking public nominations for open positions on its 31 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. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM and The Conservation Fund Announce Expanded Resource Protection within Agua Fria National Monument ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/february/blm_and_the_conservation.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/february/blm_and_the_conservation.html Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:10:50 -0700

(PHOENIX, Ariz.) – A new land acquisition for the Agua Fria National Monument by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will provide additional resource protection to natural and cultural resources at two separate locations on Black Mesa between the Interstate 17 Sunset Point rest area and the Agua Fria River to the east. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM launches Navajo County grassland restoration effort ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/february/blm_launches_navajo.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/february/blm_launches_navajo.html Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:49:35 -0700 Project will employ military veteran work crews
<![CDATA[ Free BLM firewood permits available at Las Cienegas NCA ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/february/free_blm_firewood.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/february/free_blm_firewood.html Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:40:16 -0700 Three day collection period begins Feb 6
<![CDATA[ Graham County, BLM encourage safe and responsible target shooting practices ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/february/graham_county__blm.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/february/graham_county__blm.html Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:51:04 -0700 Coordinated effort underway to reduce property and natural resource damage