Bureau of Land Management Archives

San Carlos Apache Tribe, environmentalists battle Oak Flat copper mine bid

Oak Flat copper mine
by in AZ Business Magazine

Oak Flat, a desert landscape and 90-minute drive from Phoenix, lies in the midst of an environmental and economic controversy. Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe revere the federally owned land as sacred. Environmentalists consider it a sanctuary for wildlife and vegetation. Climbers, hikers and campers gravitate to Oak Flat for outdoor recreation. And Resolution… Read More →

Wells Fargo issues Environmental grants

Hiking Adventures - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

The Nature Conservancy’s Arizona Forest Restoration Project and the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Phoenix District Youth Initiative today received a Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities grant for $25,000 and $24,097, respectively. Both organizations were selected from among 54 environmental nonprofits to receive grant dollars totaling $3 million from the 2014 Wells Fargo Environmental… Read More →

Mike Mahoney Awarded Sundt Construction Lifetime Achievement Award

by in Newsmakers

Mike Mahoney, a general superintendent who most recently worked on Sundt Construction’s federal projects, was recently given a Lifetime Achievement award, underscoring Sundt’s core values of longevity and loyalty. The award is not given annually; instead, it is only presented when warranted. This is the third time in the company’s 123-year history the Lifetime Achievement… Read More →

CBRE Hosts City-Wide Clothing Drive

by in Business News

Commercial real estate services firm CBRE is holding its third annual, city-wide business clothing drive called PurSUIT of SUCCESS, benefiting two nonprofit organizations that provide job training and career counseling to women and men throughout the Phoenix area. The two beneficiaries of the business clothing drive are: Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated… Read More →

BLM Phoenix district gets new manager

by in Business News | Green

A longtime employee of the Bureau of Land Management has been named as the new manager of the agency’s Phoenix district. The agency says Mary D’Aversa will begin her new assignment on Jan. 28. She will be responsible for 2.4 million acres in Arizona. The Phoenix district manager also oversees the Hassayampa and Lower Sonoran… Read More →

Sonoran Institute, Arizona Wilderness Coalition Encourage A Sustainable Environment

EcoFlight, sustainable environment, Photo: Valley Forward
by in Green

Two non-profit organizations are working together to foster a sustainable environment and vibrant economy in the West Valley, recognizing the natural and cultural assets of these communities. I was honored the Sonoran Institute and the Arizona Wilderness Coalition recently invited me to take an airplane tour to see and hear first hand about their efforts.… Read More →

Tread Lightly! Encourages Responsible Behavior On Lands Via PSAs

by in Play

Tread Lightly!, a nonprofit organization for outdoor ethics, has released a series of print public service announcements encouraging responsible behavior on public lands. The PSAs are part of a much larger, new education and outreach campaign called, “Respected Access is Open Access.” “Being respectful of public lands is the goal of the campaign,” says Lori… Read More →

Valley’s Already Booming Economy Prepares For An Ambitious Future

Waveyard Development

The Metro Report The Valley’s already booming economy prepares for an ambitious future. By Peter O’Dowd Surf park to bring millions to one lucky city and the entire region Somewhere below this vast valley of dust and desert landscapes, an oasis is about to spring forth—a $250 million outdoor park on the scale of Disneyland… Read More →