BLM to conduct prescribed fire in Little Boquillas Ranch Area


Bureau of Land Management Arizona

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Tucson Field Office

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SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Tucson Field Office and Gila District Fire Management Program will conduct a one-day prescribed fire in the Little Boquillas Ranch Area, pending appropriate weather and seasonal conditions, between mid-February and the end of March. The prescribed fire will remove piled slash and debris from approximately 15 acres of BLM-managed land near the Boquillas Ranch House, located approximately 7 miles west of Tombstone and 10 miles northeast of Sierra Vista.

The slash and debris were piled as part of a project to remove dead and downed trees from the property.

“The Little Boquillas Ranch, located within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, has a rich history that dates back to the early 1800s,” said Colleen Dingman, field manager of the BLM Tucson Field Office. “As stewards of several buildings and other structures located on this property, we are committed to keeping it well maintained through these types of projects for visitors and outdoor recreationists.”

Fire crews will monitor the burned area during and after all prescribed fire operations. Prescribed fire information will be available the day of the burn at the Tucson Field Office. For more information, please contact Dolores Garcia at or (602) 417-9241.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.