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BLM approves land sale to Gila River Indian Community

Sedona AZ – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) under the Trump administration has published a decision record approving the noncompetitive sale of two public land parcels totaling 3,380.69 acres to the Gila River Indian Community (Community). The Community, composed of members of the Pima Tribe and the Maricopa Tribe, has historical ties to these lands and the parcels include cultural resources... 

Montana training Veterans to become Wildland Firefighters

Want to be a Wildland Firefighter? Montana is training Veterans for free. (Photo credit VA) Sedona AZ – Veterans Green Corps (VGC) is a field-based opportunity for post 9/11 era Armed Forces Veterans and Service Members modeled after the Civilian Conservation Corps. The VGC program is an experience that provides on the job training focusing in Wildland Firefighting and chainsaw technical skills.... 

Arizona Dry Conditions Trigger Fire Restrictions

Sedona AZ — Beginning June 21, 2019, due to dry and hot conditions, fire restrictions will be implemented on Bureau of Land Management lands within the Phoenix District. The district’s 2.4 million acres of public lands in Arizona extend across portions of eight counties, including Pima, Pinal, Maricopa, Gila, Yavapai, Coconino, Navajo and Apache counties. Visitors to public lands in these counties... 

Prevention is key to wildfire risk reduction

Sedona AZ  – The adage is true. One spark can start a wildfire – just like the Sawmill Fire in Southern Arizona. And every year, people continue to be the number one cause of wildfires in the state. With the abundance of winter moisture across Arizona, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management wants to remind people not to get complacent. Sunday kicks off Southwest Wildfire Awareness... 

BLM plans prescribed burn near Cordes Junction

Sedona AZ — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Phoenix District will conduct a prescribed burn of cut and piled juniper within 120-acres of the Agua Fria National Monument, in the Sycamore Mesa area, approximately five miles northeast of Cordes Junction. The burn is planned for one to three days between April 6 and 13, 2019. The BLM will ignite the piles when the weather conditions are favorable.... 

SOAZ and Coconino County Begin Stage II Fire Restrictions

Sedona AZ (April 30, 2018) – Come Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will implement Stage II Fire Restrictions across all Southern Arizona state owned and managed lands. Restrictions will impact Cochise, Greenlee, Graham, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz counties. On Friday, May 4, 2018, DFFM will place Coconino County, south of the Grand Canyon, in Stage... 

Conditions Trigger Fire Restrictions in Central and Western Arizona

Interactive Map showing Agency management boundaries:  Click here Sedona AZ (April 19, 2018) – Beginning April 20, 2018, campfire and smoking restrictions will be implemented on state lands and federally managed public lands in central and western Arizona which includes Yavapai, Maricopa, La Paz Yuma, Mohave and Gila counties, as well as portions of Pinal county. Restrictions will be in effect... 

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... 
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