<![CDATA[ RSS News Feed - BLM Arizona ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/rss/newsreleases/az.html Recent News Releases en-us Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:35:12 -0700 News ASOWEB_AZ@blm.gov (Arizona Info) <![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 08:53:00 -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. ]]> <![CDATA[ New BLM veteran-staffed hotshot crew gets official name, logo ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/hotshot-logo.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/hotshot-logo.html Tue, 10 Nov 2015 08:48:01 -0700

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) newest hotshot firefighting crew has an official name and logo that is uniquely Arizonan.  The newly-selected name of the crew is Aravaipa. The crew is expected to be operational and responsive to local, regional and national wildfire incidents during the 2016 fire season. The BLM announced the creation of the crew in early October. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM and Western Announce the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Southline Transmission Project ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/blm_and_western_announce.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/blm_and_western_announce.html Mon, 9 Nov 2015 14:32:00 -0700

LAS CRUCES, N.M.? The Bureau of Land Management and Western Area Power Administration today announced the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Southline Transmission Line Project, a 360-mile electric transmission line proposed to run from New Mexico to Arizona. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM provides opportunity to review operation of Aravaipa Canyon recreation permit system ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/aravaipa-permits.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/aravaipa-permits.html Thu, 5 Nov 2015 09:10:55 -0700

SAFFORD, Ariz. –The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Safford Field Office is offering an opportunity to review how the BLM collects and utilizes fees from the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness recreation permit system. The BLM has limited visitor use of the canyon since 1979 through a permit system in order to protect ecological conditions and maintain opportunities for solitude and primitive recreation. The BLM is accepting comments until Dec 4. ]]> <![CDATA[ Interagency?s Free Brown Bag Lecture Series Continues ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/asdo-bb-nov.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/asdo-bb-nov.html Thu, 5 Nov 2015 08:27:31 -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. ]]> <![CDATA[ New Manager Selected for BLM Tucson Field Office ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/tfo-mgr.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/november/tfo-mgr.html Wed, 4 Nov 2015 11:17:04 -0700

TUCSON, Ariz. - Melissa Warren has been selected as the new Field Manager for the Bureau of Land Management’s Tucson Field Office (TFO).  Warren assumes responsibility for over 600,000 acres of public land throughout Southern Arizona including the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Ironwood Forest National Monument, Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, segments of the Arizona National Scenic Trail and four wilderness areas. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM creates new hotshot firefighting crew in Southern Arizona ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/october/hotshot.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/october/hotshot.html Wed, 7 Oct 2015 13:27:58 -0600

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today the creation of a new hotshot firefighting crew in southern Arizona. The establishment of the crew responds to a nationwide increase in wildfire activity and the need for additional skilled personnel. The crew will be stationed at Fort Huachuca thanks to a partnership between the BLM and U.S. Army. ]]> <![CDATA[ Annual Update of Mineral Cost Recovery Fee Schedule Takes Effect Oct. 1 ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/mining-fees.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/september/mining-fees.html Wed, 30 Sep 2015 10:29:03 -0600

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a final rule, effective October 1, 2015, that implements the required annual adjustment to the fee schedule for mineral cost recovery projects.  Specifically, this final rule updates the fees charged to recover costs incurred in processing certain documents associated with oil, gas, coal, and solid mineral activities on public lands.  Consistent with updates to the fee schedules in prior years, this final rule increases the fee schedule based on inflation.  ]]>