Archive for the 'Land Management News' Category

Tonto National Forest to hold open houses on proposed Travel Management Plan

The Tonto National Forest is hosting a series of travel management planning open houses during the month of November to give the public an opportunity to share ideas about the forest’s system of roads, trails, and/or areas, review the proposed system, and submit comments about the proposal. Two open houses have already been held in […]

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Public can comment on Apache-Sitgreaves draft land management plan

Outdoor and wildlife enthusiasts who use or have an interest in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests in eastern Arizona are encouraged to review a Working Draft Land Management Plan that is now available. The Working Draft is an important part of the forest plan revision process, as it is meant to provide a foundation for collaborative […]

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Game and Fish officer, 2 other agency employees fired upon near Mexico border

Three government agency employees, including an officer with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, another Game and Fish employee, and an employee with Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, were fired upon June 11 by a group of men they encountered while scouting the area for a land access project in southern Arizona.None of […]

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BLM proposes transportation plan for public lands near Florence

Public comments may be submitted through May 8 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Tucson Field Office is proposing a transportation plan covering approximately 96,320 acres of public lands near Florence and Superior, Ariz., and is now seeking public comment during a 60-day review period. Information on the BLM’s Web site says the purpose of […]

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Stay engaged in federal land management planning efforts

Public has opportunity to provide input on forest plans and travel management plans Outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to stay engaged in the public input processes for federal land management and travel management efforts. Most of Arizona’s national forests and BLM field offices are in various stages of revising land use and travel management plans. Two […]

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Outdoor recreationists: Respect private and public land, or risk losing access

Recent incidents involving thoughtless and even destructive acts by some outdoor recreationists have Arizona Game and Fish Department officials and responsible outdoor users concerned about retaining continued public access to vast tracts of public and private land. “We work cooperatively with landowners, especially ranchers, to keep access for recreation open,” said Sal Palazzolo, the Game and Fish […]

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Winter conditions may cause restrictions on forest road travel

With winter weather on the way, managers of the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests said it may become necessary to temporarily restrict motor vehicle travel. This is a seasonal restriction, which includes all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Temporary travel restrictions will be implemented on the Coconino National Forest and on the Williams and Tusayan ranger districts of […]

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BLM seeks public input on Table Mesa area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is asking the public for input on what types of recreational uses and road access should be taken into consideration for future management of the “Table Mesa Recreation Area,” located about 35 miles north of Phoenix between I-17 and the northeast end of Lake Pleasant. Some issues to consider […]

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Fire restrictions lifted on some state wildlife areas

Fire restrictions lifted on some state wildlife areas The Arizona Game and Fish Department has rescinded its fire restrictions on wildlife areas in the high country to correspond to the lifting of fire restrictions on the Prescott, Coconino and Tonto national forests. State wildlife officials said that while fire restrictions can sometimes get confusing this […]

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Volunteers invited to annual Boquillas Ranch cleanup

Volunteers invited to annual Boquillas Ranch cleanup Come out to help clean up some prime wildlife habitat and meet other sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts. The 16th annual Boquillas Ranch cleanup event, west of Seligman in northwestern Arizona, will be held on Saturday, June 7. The Mohave Sportsman Club sponsors this annual family event in cooperation […]

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Fire restrictions set at some wildlife areas

Fire restrictions set at some wildlife areas If you are headed out of doors this Memorial Day holiday weekend, keep in mind that some agencies have implemented fire restrictions, including the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Mike Senn, who heads the field operations division for Game and Fish, said people can exercise a common-sense approach […]

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Kaibab National Forest seeks comment on proposed travel management plan

Kaibab National Forest seeks comment on proposed travel management plan The Kaibab National Forest is seeking comment on its proposal for managing off-highway vehicles and other motor vehicles on the Williams Ranger District in northern Arizona. The Proposed Action document and accompanying maps are posted on the Kaibab National Forest Web site at www.fs.fed.us/r3/kai/travelmanagement. The […]

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