Rescission of emergency closure of public lands in Cochise County

Tucson, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Gila District has rescinded a temporary emergency closure of public lands within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) in Cochise County. The rescission area includes the area north of Highway 90 to Horsethief Wash, east of the administrative road across the river and the riparian area on approximately 100 acres.   

“A recent evaluation of the area determined that post-fire conditions have stabilized and no longer present a danger to persons using the area trails, and the restrictions are no longer necessary,” said Tucson Field Manager Jayme Lopez.  

The 90 Fire was reported on Sunday, July 12, on the north side of Highway 90, near the entrance to the SPRNCA. The fire burned 216 acres.  

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.

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June Lowery, Public Affairs Specialist