This report includes information about the value of the natural resources of the public lands, Federal collections from BLM-managed lands and minerals, direct BLM financial transfers to the states, BLM investments in the states, commercial use activities, estimated recreational use usage, BLM's riparian-wetland initiative, state-by-state activity summaries.
This environmental impact statement (EIS) has been prepared to determine the impacts that would occur to the resources and uses of nine wilderness study areas (WSAs) in the Safford District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The impacts have been evaluated for each of five wilderness management alternatives ranging from all wilderness to no wilderness ... The nine WSAs included in this environmental impact statement (EIS) are in the Gila and San Simon Resource Areas of the Safford District in Cochise, Gila, Graham and Greenlee Counties, Arizona and Hidalgo County, New Mexico. The WSAs are Needle's Eye (AZ-040-1A), Black Rock (AZ-040-8), Fishhooks (AZ-040-14), Day Mine (AZ-040-16), Gila Box (AZ-040-22/23/24(A)), Turtle Mountain (AZ-040-22/23/24(B)), Javelina Peak (AZ-040-48), Peloncillo Mountains (AZ-040-60) and Dos Cabezas Mountains (AZ-040-65) ... Safford/Thatcher, Globe/Miami and Clifton/Morenci, Arizona are the largest communities near the WSAs. Duncan, Hayden/Winkelman and Wilcox, Arizona, and Lordsburg, New Mexico are smaller centers of population.