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Re-Post from BLM Website: New Resource Mgmt Plan for Cibola-Trigo (Yuma District)

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on January 29, 2010

Release Date: 01/28/10                                                                                                                                            

Contacts:   Lori Cook, 928-317-3243,

BLM Publishes Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plans

Yuma, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is pleased to announce the Yuma Field Office Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) will be available tomorrow, January 29, 2010.   

Availability of the approved RMP concludes five years of resource planning to develop comprehensive guidance for management of 1.3 million acres of public land within the BLM Yuma Field Office boundaries in southwestern Arizona and a narrow strip in southeastern California along the lower Colorado River. Land use planning and resource management issues addressed in the process include lands issues and special area designations, public access, recreation, wilderness, wild horse and burros, rangelands, and fish and wildlife.   

The RMP replaces numerous outdated federal management plans currently governing the area’s public lands and resources and represents an analysis and integration of issues, concerns, and comments provided by the public and other government agencies throughout the five-year planning process.

 The document can be viewed on-line at The public may also request these documents by contacting the BLM Yuma Field Office at 2555 E. Gila Ridge Rd., Yuma, AZ 85365; by e-mailing; or by calling 928-317-3200.

The BLM manages more land – 253 million acres – than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.


Yuma Field Office   2555 East Gila Ridge Road      Yuma, AZ 85365


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