[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 29 (Thursday, February 12, 1998)]
[Page 7177]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-3595]



Bureau of Land Management

Availability of the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area 
Management Plan, Safford Field Office, AZ.

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.


SUMMARY: The Safford Field Office, United States Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management has completed the Gila Box Riparian 
National Conservation Area Management Plan, Environmental Assessment, 
and Record of Decision. The Arizona Desert Wilderness Act of 1990 (Pub. 
L. 101-628) designated the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area 
(RNCA) in order to conserve, protect, and enhance its riparian areas 
and associated resources, and the aquatic, wildlife, archaeological, 
paleontological, scientific, cultural, recreational, educational, 
scenic, and other resources and values of such areas. The law also 
required the BLM to develop a comprehensive management plan. The Gila 
Box Management Plan, sets the management direction for the RNCA for the 
next 15 years. For a period of 30 days from the date of publication of 
this notice in the Federal Register, interested parties have the right 
of appeal pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 4. Please 
submit any appeal to William T. Civish, Safford Field Office Manager, 
711 14th Avenue, Safford, Arizona 85546. For further assistance contact 
Elmer Walls, Gila Box Team Leader, Safford Field Office, 711 14th 
Avenue, Safford, Arizona 85546; telephone number (520) 348-4400.

    Dated: January 30, 1998.
William T. Civish,
Field Office Manager.
[FR Doc. 98-3595 Filed 2-11-98; 8:45 am]