BLM Arizona COVID-19 Facility Updates

The Department of the Interior’s current COVID-19 policy incorporates CDC guidance. As CDC science-based guidance changes, our policy will adapt. 

BLM Arizona facilities are following updated masking guidance based on CDC's COVID-19 Community Level. Under this guidance, employees, on-site contractors and visitors are not required to wear a mask in counties that are at low/medium level. They are required to wear a mask in counties with a high level.

For more information and to view the United States Department of Interior COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan please visit https://www.doi.gov/coronavirus.

BLM Arizona public rooms are open for in-person visits, up to 50% capacity. BLM Arizona public rooms are following updated masking guidance based on CDC's COVID-19 Community Level. Under this guidance, public room visitors are not required to wear a mask in counties that are at low/medium level. Visitors are required to wear a mask in counties with a high level.

You can also continue to do business by phone or email. If you hope to meet with a specific BLM staff member, we recommend calling or emailing before visiting the office.

Reconnect with your local BLM Field Office

The BLM continues to work with local, state, and federal officials to support responsible recreation on public lands throughout Arizona. 

Despite some specific closures, millions of acres of BLM-managed public lands across Arizona remain open to enjoy, as long as you do so responsibly and safely. Click here to learn more about recreational opportunities on BLM land in Arizona.

Find a recreation site that matches with what you want to do. 

✅ Before you explore the outdoors, check for fire restrictions.

Remember to plan ahead, be responsible, be safe and above all, have fun!

Online Public Room

You can also find many resources at our online public room including:

GILA DISTRICT UPDATES

Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness

Brandenburg Ranger Station closed—The BLM has temporarily closed the Brandenburg Ranger Station at the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area. The Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area will remain open for camping, hiking and other back country recreation uses. You must have a permit to enter the Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness. Learn more about Aravaipa Canyon permits.

Las Cienegas National Conservation Area

Huachuca House closed—The BLM has temporarily closed the Huachuca House, located in the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area. You may still enjoy BLM trails and open space areas. Group events facilitated by the Empire Ranch Foundation are also suspended. 

San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area

Fairbank Historic Schoolhouse closed—The BLM has temporarily closed the Fairbank Historic Schoolhouse visitor contact center within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA). Large group events facilitated by the Friends of the San Pedro River, involving carpools or bus transport, are suspended. You may still enjoy BLM trails and open space areas.