<![CDATA[ RSS News Feed - BLM Arizona ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/rss/newsreleases/az.html Recent News Releases en-us Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:07:25 -0600 News ASOWEB_AZ@blm.gov (Arizona Info) <![CDATA[ Public Comments Sought for Draft Harquahala Mountains Wilderness Management Plan ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/public_comments_sought.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/august/public_comments_sought.html Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:07:25 -0600 PHOENIX – The Bureau of Land Management, Hassayampa Field Office, has prepared the draft Harquahala Mountains Wilderness Management Plan and Environmental Assessment. The plan and environmental assessment are now available for public review, with comments being accepted until September 24, 2015.
The plan and environmental assessment may be viewed or downloaded from the BLM ePlanning Project Search web page or directly at  http://1.usa.gov/1JeZ9ow
The Wilderness Management Plan addresses such issues as how wilderness character will be preserved with respect to proposed actions and projects, how outstanding primitive recreation opportunities and dispersed use will be provided, and how natural conditions will be maintained in managing fire, accommodating wildlife needs, and developing monitoring programs.
Comments can be e-mailed to mskordin@BLM.gov with a subject line of “Wilderness Comments” or in writing to the Bureau of Land Management, Hassayampa Field Office at 21605 North 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85027.
Before including personal information such as your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware that your entire comment may be made publicly available at any time.
<![CDATA[ Flood Damage Forces Closure of Painted Rock Campground ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/july/paintedrock-flooded.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/july/paintedrock-flooded.html Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:22:12 -0600

PHOENIX – Heavy rains and extensive flood damage to the road network has forced the closure of the Painted Rock Campground, effective July 27. The camping loop roads are impassible and are closed to the public until repair and maintenance work can be completed. Campground sites and infrastructure has also been damaged. ]]> <![CDATA[ BLM seeks public input on Paria Canyon-Coyote Buttes Draft Business Plan ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/july/drft-pariabusplan.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/july/drft-pariabusplan.html Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:08:44 -0600

ST. GEORGE, Utah –The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District Office is seeking public comment on a plan to streamline the permit reservation process and adjust fees for areas located within and adjacent to Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, including the popular geologic formation known as the “Wave.”  ]]> <![CDATA[ Fireworks Prohibited on BLM Lands ]]> http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/july/fireworks_prohibited.html http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2015/july/fireworks_prohibited.html Wed, 1 Jul 2015 13:24:24 -0600 PHOENIX -- Although the sale of ground and hand-held fireworks and their use is legal in Arizona please remember fireworks are not permitted on public lands at any time, year-round.   ]]> <![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. ]]>