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Ray Suazo, a 23-year career federal employee and veteran, was installed on Feb. 14 as state director for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Arizona.
A Bureau of Land Management memo describing outdoor marksmanship on public land as "dangerous" is an apparent part of the effort to close 1.4 million acres of public land to firearms enthusiasts and others. The swath of now public land runs from the Mexican border to out past Gila Bend. The following provision is found in Section 184.108.40.206 (the BLM's "Preferred Alternative E") of a proposed Resource Management Plan for this area: "A diversity of recreational opportunities would be provided, with increased non-motorized recreation. Certain uses, such as recreational target shooting, paintball, and wood collecting for campfires likely to cause resource damage, would not be allowed."
The Bureau of Land Management is holding a series of public meetings around Arizona this month to get comments on its restoration design energy project.
Federal officials warned last September that the design of border barriers through Arizona's San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area would cause environmental damage, according to documents obtained by foes of the fence.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they plan to remove only 1,300 wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens.
Federal officials warned last September that the design of border barriers through Arizona’s San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area would cause environmental damage, according to documents obtained by foes of the fence.
A herd of about 45 wild horses and burros looking for a new place to call home will pay Scottsdale a visit next month. The appearance is part of a U.S. Bureau of Land Management program that allows people to adopt horses that have been living in the wild.
A federal appeals court has rejected a bid by environmental groups to force the Bureau of Land Management to do more to protect two national monuments in Arizona.
A brush fire burned 200 acres in the bed of the Salt River in the southwest Valley on Sunday.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is exploring the possibility of trading federal land in northeast Mesa for private property in central Arizona, but the move is causing a stir in Mesa.
A Mesa mining company has purchased a 200-acre cattle ranch in central Arizona, furthering the possibility of a swap with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for land in northeast Mesa that would be freed for new housing development.
WASHINGTON - The government has endangered the public’s health and safety by failing to clean up abandoned mines on federal land in the West, according to a scathing audit released Friday.
ROACH DRY LAKE, Nev. (AP) — Not a light bulb's worth of solar electricity has been produced on the millions of acres of public desert set aside for it. Not one project to build glimmering solar farms has even broken ground.
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Washington -- Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service policies discourage the development of solar projects, an executive for Tempe-based First Solar told congressional lawmakers this week.
A federal appeals court has barred the Bureau of Land Management from pushing through Bush-era changes in how the government oversees grazing on 160 million acres of public lands throughout the West, including nearly 12 million acres in Arizona.
The federal Bureau of Land Management has said it has no immediate plans to clear the way for residential development at a northeast Mesa mine, opening the door for people on both sides of the issue to craft their own plans for the site.
August 8, 2004
Our thoughts are turning to Fall getaways — you know, little weekend jaunts to Arizona’s prettiest places once cooler weather sets in.
RENO, Nev. - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will round up fewer wild horses and try to shuffle funds within the agency to hold off for now on killing large numbers of the animals in an effort to control herds and spiraling costs, an official said Monday.
PHOENIX - Conservationists have launched a rescue effort to save hundreds of saguaros and other cactus that stand in the path of a planned 260-mile natural gas pipeline.
FLAGSTAFF -- There is an epidemic in an old gold mining town in western Arizona: The wild burros that roam the town's single street are overweight, with rolls of fat on their necks and big, full bellies. But don't blame them. They'll eat anything.
WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Land Management Thursday banned new mining claims on 13,735 acres of land in Arizona, one of six Western states where the government is considering “solar-energy zones.”
SALT LAKE CITY - A newly discovered batch of well-preserved dinosaur bones, petrified trees and even freshwater clams in southeastern Utah could provide new clues about life in the region some 150 million years ago.
Nearly 200 people have signed letters opposing the transfer of federal property in northeast Mesa to a private owner, an opponent of the plan said Tuesday.