Safford Field Office

The BLM Safford Field Office manages 1.4 million acres of deserts, mountains and grasslands in six eastern Arizona counties and another 118,000 acres of rangelands in New Mexico in cooperation with the BLM Las Cruces District Office

The Safford Field Office—whose boundaries stretch from the Navajo Nation in the north to the international boundary with Mexico in the south—is responsible for stewardship of eight units within BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System, including the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area, six wilderness areas, including the world-renowned Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness and one wilderness study area. 

Public lands in this field office also include 11 Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, Muleshoe Ranch Cooperative Management AreaBlack Hills Back Country Byway, Willcox Playa National Natural Landmark, Guadalupe Canyon Outstanding Natural Area, one property on the National Register of Historic Places and more than 30 miles of stream segments under consideration for Wild & Scenic River designation. 

The BLM Safford Field Office is part of the BLM Gila District.


National Conservation Area

Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area

Wilderness Areas

Wilderness Study Area


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Sharisse Flatt

Field Manager


Mailing Address:
711 14th Ave.
Safford, AZ 85546
Phone: 928-348-4400
Fax: 928-348-4450
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday

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Using exploding targets, fireworks, tracer ammunition, paper/sky lanterns, and other incendiary devices is prohibited year-round on all BLM-managed public land in Arizona.