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Arizona BLM  -  New Website  Posted 4-14-2017

H.R. 1373: Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act

If passed, this bill could have a negative impact on Recreational Rockhounding on some Public Lands in Arizona...

This fundamentally-flawed legislation has existed in one form or another for more than a decade.H.R. 1373 permanently bans energy production and leasing on more than one million acres of public land, equivalent to 80% of the size of the state of Delaware.
The withdrawal area targeted by this bill contains extremely value deposits of rare earths, critical minerals, copper and a 326,000,000 acre uranium reserve that contains the largest tract and highest grade uranium in the nation by a factor of six.H.R. 1373 will reduce important revenues for education, roads, hospitals and infrastructure.
This bill will kill jobs, harm local economies, infringe on private property rights, threaten national security and undermine
American energy security.Groups and elected officials formally opposing this bill can be viewed HERE.
Groups and elected officials on record in opposition to a similar bill can be viewed HERE.

HR 3405 – Permanently removes uranium from the critical minerals list

If passed, this bill could have a negative impact on Recreational Rockhounding on some Public Lands in Arizona...

Permanently removes uranium from the critical minerals list and prevents it from ever being relisted in the future regardless of national security or economic circumstances.
The U.S. is currently importing 93% of its commercial uranium from foreign countries, namely foreign adversaries Russia (15%), Kazakhstan (23%), Uzbekistan (7%) and Namibia (China) 6%.
The. U.S. is already at risk of losing the domestic uranium industry.
Just last week, findings were released from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross that concluded “uranium is being imported into the United States in such quantities and under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the national security of the United States.
Groups and elected officials formally opposing this bill can be viewed HERE

Gosar Slams Massive Land Grabs, Energy Sabotage

H.R. 79: To amend title 54, United States Code, to prohibit the extension or establishment of national monuments in Arizona except by express authorization of Congress, and for other purposes.

Earlier Version — Introduced This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 4797 (115th).

H.R. 274: To authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land exchange in Yavapai County, Arizona, and for other purposes.

H.R. 304: To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain land to La Paz County, Arizona, and for other purposes.

Earlier Version — Introduced This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 6491 (114th).

Contact your State Senator. You can find your legislator's contact information by clicking here

Contact your State Representative. You can find your legislator's contact information by clicking here

Learn About Public Land Access Issuse in Arizona

Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Projects - What is that, you ask! CLICK   (The example uses the Mexican Gray Wolf  DEIS and DOI)


Arizona House Bill - HB 2176 - ivory; rhinoceros horn; sales; prohibition.

Arizona BLM - New Website Posted 4-14-2017

Arizona BLM Contacts  -  New Website  Posted 4-14-2017

The BLM's new interactive map tool that contains Lake Havasu Field Office's Alternative Route Networks for the Bouse and Cactus Plain Travel Management Areas is now available.  This interactive map also contains a commenting feature, see "Comment Maps" below.

PDF Maps

Map Inventory

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Public Review Documents

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Comment Maps

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DOI-BLM-AZ-C030-2017-0028-EA (Bouse and Cactus Plain Travel Management Plan)

NEPA Register

Havasu Travel Management Plan Public Meeting:

According to Bureau of Land Management Natural Resources Specialist, Jen House, the BLM Lake Havasu Field Office has scheduled a public meeting on the Havasu Travel Management Plan for Wednesday, February 6th, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Lake Havasu City Nautical Inn.

They are supposed to present the full Travel Management Plan along with the Environmental Assessment (EA). This meeting will also begin the 60-day public comment period. Also, the BLM will have the documents and updated maps available on their website beginning February 6, 2013.

The 60-day public comment period will run from February 6 - April 7, 2013. Comment forms will be available at the Open House and online at the same website as above. These forms can be submitted, via mail or email, to the address listed on the form.

Note: Currently, there are comment forms and maps available on the website, but they are not the most accurate. The website will be updated by February 6th.

It's important for everyone interested in area off-roading to attend this meeting to show collective support.
If there are any updates or date/time changes, we will notify you be e-mail as soon as they are available.

Off-road enthusiasts updated on BLM’s plan

"More than 150 area residents" gathered to hear about progress on a BLM plan plan "for regional trails, washes and 'primitive roads'" and "expanded access for their off-road vehicles."BLM Arizona's Havasu travel management plan "covers 217,000 acres of public land ... including a bit on the California side ... The Bureau already has listened to the concerns of residents about including trails in its plan that weren't previously listed and have made updates reflecting that, said Jen House, natural resources specialist with the Lake Havasu Field Office. Since discussions of the Havasu plan began, 94.5 miles of off-road vehicle trails have been added, House said."
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The Director’s Protest Resolution Reports analyze each unique or summarized protest issue statement received on each individual BLM Proposed Resource Management Plan to determine whether the State Director followed established procedures, considered relevant information in reaching proposed decisions, and whether the proposed decisions are consistent with the applicable statutes, regulations, and BLM policy.

The following Director’s Protest Resolution Reports are available for online viewing or download.

Federal Appeals Court issues sweeping ruling overturning fees for parking, trail use, dispersed camping, and scenic overlooks!

In a press release issued March 1, 2012, the US Forest Service said they will continue to charge recreation fees that were recently ruled illegal by a unanimous decision  in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Arizona Solar Energy Zones - "NEW"

Interior Invites Public Input on Future Hardrock Mineral Development in Northern Arizona near the Grand Canyon

Williams Ranger District To Implement Travel Management June 15, 2011


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