<![CDATA[ RSS News Feed - BLM Arizona ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/rss/newsreleases/az.html Recent News Releases en-us Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:19:37 -0600 News ASOWEB_AZ@blm.gov (Arizona Info) <![CDATA[ BLM completes major road improvement, historic preservation projects at Las Cienegas National Conservation Area ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/june/roads-lascienegas.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/june/roads-lascienegas.html Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:19:37 -0600 TUCSON, Ariz. – A Bureau of Land Management (BLM) road improvement project within the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area (NCA) completed in late May will allow visitors to enjoy easier access to scenic grasslands and historic sites in the Sonoita area. The project rehabilitated and resurfaced 11 miles of the conservation area’s main road, significantly improving public access to the iconic Empire Ranch and a newly restored adobe hay barn constructed circa 1880. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Announces Public Meeting to Evaluate San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area Roads and Trails ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/june/sprnca-tmp.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/june/sprnca-tmp.html Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:17:34 -0600

TUCSON, Ariz. – The public is invited to weigh in on the management of roads and trails within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA), a 57,000 acre area administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 60 miles southeast of Tucson. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Jackson Hotshots hosted at Fort Huachuca for a portion of the 2015 Fire Season ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/june/hotshots.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/june/hotshots.html Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:23:31 -0600

TUCSON, Ariz. – The only Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hotshot firefighting crew east of the Mississippi River will be based in southern Arizona for a portion of the 2015 fire season. The 20-member Jackson Hotshot crew from Jackson, Miss. will be housed in the Sierra Vista community thanks to a partnership between BLM and Fort Huachuca. ]]> <![CDATA[ Agua Fria National Monument, National Conservation Lands Celebrate 15th Anniversaries with Event ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/june/afria-ncl-anniv.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/june/afria-ncl-anniv.html Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:13:38 -0600

PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Phoenix District Office and the Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument (AFNM) will be jointly celebrating their 15th anniversaries during an event at Black Canyon Heritage Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 20, 2015. ]]> <![CDATA[ Imperial Hills Travel Management Comment Period Open ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/june/ih-tmp-comments.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/june/ih-tmp-comments.html Thu, 11 Jun 2015 11:15:40 -0600

Yuma, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office has announced that maps of the Imperial Hills Travel Management Plan (TMP) will be available for review starting tomorrow, Friday, June 12, 2015. There will be a 4-month public comment period and all comments must be received by close of business on October 12, 2015. The maps may be reviewed on the BLM internet website at http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/travel_mgmt/ih.html. ]]> <![CDATA[ Calling all Volunteers for AFNM Mapping Event, Celebration ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/june/afnm-mapping.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/june/afnm-mapping.html Tue, 9 Jun 2015 15:57:47 -0600

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Phoenix District Office and the Friends of the Agua Fria National Monument (AFNM) are looking for volunteers for the eighth annual Wet/ Dry Mapping of the Agua Fria River, Saturday, June 20, 2015. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM Issues the Rapid Ecoregional Assessment for the Madrean Archipelago ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/june/madrean.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/june/madrean.html Tue, 9 Jun 2015 14:01:38 -0600

The Bureau of Land Management today released its Rapid Ecoregional Assessment, or REA, summarizing the conditions of the Madrean Archipelago ecoregion. The Madrean Archipelago REA has an area of approximately 18.5 million acres and portions of four states in two countries: Arizona and New Mexico in the United States, and Sonora and Chihuahua in Mexico. The U.S. portion of the Madrean Archipelago ecoregion, encompassing 15.7 million acres, is the primary focus of the REA. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM to Conduct Prescribed Burn on South Rim of Aravaipa Canyon May 13 ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/rx-sfo.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/rx-sfo.html Fri, 22 May 2015 09:44:34 -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 on May 13. The Grover Burn will cover approximately 2,430 acres of BLM land near Klondyke, south of Aravaipa Canyon and east of Turkey Creek, pending appropriate weather conditions.

Visitors with valid permits for the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area east trailhead will be provided access. Some area roads will be temporarily closed to other users to allow for fire operations. ]]> <![CDATA[ Last Day to Apply to Student Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resources Camp Nearing ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/asdo-camp.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/may/asdo-camp.html Mon, 4 May 2015 11:00:32 -0600

St. George, Utah— From May 26-30, 2015, students throughout southern Utah enrolled in grades 10-12 will have a unique opportunity of participating in a variety of recreational outdoor activities and studying a number of natural resource sciences with a host of experts and professionals. The Color Country Natural Resources camp, located on Dixie National Forest near Panguitch Lake, is designed to introduce young adults, grades 10-12, to careers in natural resources.  ]]> <![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. ]]>