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BLM hosting public meeting on propose shooting pilot project

Post Date:06/06/2019 4:35 pm

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is now accepting public comments on a proposed shooting sports pilot project on public lands within the Arizona State Office’s Phoenix District. The pilot will evaluate a variety of active management options to enhance access and safety.  Bureau of Land Mgmt Logo

The BLM has identified four recreational shooting “microsites” in Maricopa and Pinal Counties. The proposed pilot microsites would offer shooting sports enthusiasts enhanced access and safety through varying levels of potential site development, such as firing lines, backstops, side berms, concrete pads and/or restrooms.

The sites were selected because they are located in easily accessible areas and have minimal conflicts with other recreation activities (such as hiking, mountain biking, off-highway vehicle use and camping) or with natural or cultural resources, housing developments, commercial permits, or energy and telecommunications lines.

Two public scoping meetings are scheduled at the following locations:

  • June 11, 2019: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Buckeye Community Center at 201 E. Centre Avenue, Buckeye, AZ 85326.
  • June 13, 2019: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Arizona Game and Fish Department Headquarters, Eagle Conference Room, 5000 West Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086. 

Documents related to this project are available for review on BLM’s ePlanning website at https://go.usa.gov/xmfVv.

To learn more, please visit the BLM website.

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