Yuma, AZ – In celebration of Veterans Day, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona State Director Jim Kenna has announced that all United States (U.S.) military veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families will be admitted free-of-charge on Veterans Day to public lands managed by the BLM Arizona. The fee-free designation applies only to Thursday, November 11, 2010.
Recreation areas in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Yuma Field Office that will be free include Squaw Lake Campground and Boat Launch, Senator Wash Boat Ramp and Day Use Area, Senator Wash North Shore Campground, Senator Wash South Shore Campground, Betty’s Kitchen Watchable Wildlife Area, Oxbow Recreation and Wildlife Area, and Ehrenberg Sandbowl Off-Highway Vehicle Area.
Free admission will NOT be granted at Imperial Dam Long-Term Visitor Area, La Posa Long-Term Visitor Area, Walters Camp, and Hidden Shores RV Village.
BLM would like to thank all U.S. military veterans and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families for their service and hope they enjoy their visit to public lands!
The BLM manages more land – more than 245 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.