BLM plans structural safety work at Las Cienegas National Conservation Area

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tucson Field Office will perform roof repairs on two historic structures at the Empire Ranch Headquarters in the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area (LCNCA). As part of this work, the BLM will construct temporary fencing around the structures to protect the public. The work will begin by the end of the month. 

The BLM will fence the areas around the Adobe Hay Barn and South Barn and install temporary signage notifying users to avoid the area until the roof repairs are complete. The structures will not be accessible until the repairs are complete.  

“The work is necessary to ensure that the public can safely visit the Adobe Hay Barn and South Barn and enjoy their important historic values,” said Tucson Field Manager Jayme Lopez.  

Upon project completion, the BLM will notify the public through the BLM Arizona social media channels and website. The Empire Ranch House and the Heritage Discovery Trail located at the headquarters remain open to the public for viewing. A volunteer site host is at the site to answer questions related to the LCNCA. 

For further information contact the Field Manager, 3201 E. Universal Way, Tucson, Arizona 85756-5021; (520) 258-7200, or Email:

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

Release Date


Bureau of Land Management


Gila District Office


June Lowery, Public Affairs Specialist