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Area Travel Management and Environmental Assessment Public Meetings

Aqua Fria ruin surrounded by Arizona desert and mountains Sedona AZ (April 18, 2018) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Hassayampa Field Office will hold two public meetings in early May to gather public input on the draft Black Canyon Corridor Travel Management Plan and Environmental Assessment. The documents have been released for public view and input. The first meeting will be held May 2,... 

Arizona wildfire burns over three thousand acres

Sedona AZ (June 11, 2017) – The Bowie Fire, about 13 miles southeast of Bowie, Arizona, which started on June 7, 2017, was caused by lightning. Brush, tall grass and rugged terrain provided quick fuel and, to-date, with 90% containment, the Southwest Area Incident Management Team reports over 3,036 acres burned. As of this morning, the evacuation of Diamond Mountain retreat off Old Fort Bowie... 

BLM Offers Cash Reward After Wild Burros Killed

Sedona homeowner Dan Mattice has Verde River property where wild burros roam, a welcome and friendly sight to most Arizona property owners. Sedona AZ (July 27, 2016) –  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the intentional killing of three female wild burros in the Morgan City... 

Sonoran Desert National Monument Management Plan

Sedona AZ (February 6, 2016) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Phoenix District Office is announcing the scheduled times and locations for the public scoping meetings as it begins revision of a portion of the land use plan for the Sonoran Desert National Monument (SDNM). Under a March 2015 federal court order, BLM is required to reanalyze the impacts of recreational target shooting on the... 

BLM to Install Route Signs in Vulture Peak Area

Sedona AZ (December 9, 2015) – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Hassayampa Field Office is currently installing route signs on public lands south of Wickenburg, Arizona, in the Vulture-Peak area, between Gates Road and Vulture Mine Road. This project is part of ongoing efforts for implementation of the Wickenburg Community Travel Management Plan, which was signed by the BLM in March 2014. Brown... 

Ban Fracking on Public Lands

Fracking gas burn off in North Dakota, photo courtesy of National Geographic Sedona AZ (August 17, 2013) – In a Letter to the SedonaEye.com editor, Mary Russell of Colorado writes: I’m Mary Russell, a MoveOn member in Carbondale, Colorado, and I started a petition to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and President Barack Obama, which says: I am calling for an immediate ban on oil... 

Severe Flood Alert for Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona

Flagstaff AZ (November 19, 2012) – THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD ADVISORY FOR NORTHWESTERN COCONINO COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL ARIZONA… * UNTIL 12:15 PM MST TUESDAY * AT 12:30 PM MST. THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR IS CONDUCTING A HIGH FLOW EXPERIMENT ON THE COLORADO RIVER BELOW GLEN CANYON DAM. FLOWS THROUGH THE GRAND CANYON WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 5 TIMES AS... 

National Get Outdoors Day

PRESCOTT AZ (June 7, 2012) – In celebration of National Get Outdoors Day, June 9, 2012, the U.S. Forest Service will waive day-use fees associated with recreation sites on the Prescott National Forest. This fee free day will be offered in cooperation with other agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and... 
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