Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

Anita Cohen-Williams (IACAGC@ASUVM.INRE.ASU.EDU)
Thu, 15 Dec 1994 13:59:10 -0700

abolishment of the USGS, but I do think that there is room for cuts in the
Bureau of Land Management.
For some reason, the BLM is trying to usurp the place of the NPS in park
management, and run their own park system. A glaring example of this is Fort
Craig, NM. The BLM was setting up a series of trails at this site and trying
to do what the NPS was originally set up to accomplish. Why is this happening?
Why should we, the taxpayers, have to pay for two different agencies to run
parks? I realize that it is probably some sort of political fracas over
territory more than anything else, but I find the idea silly and redundant.
Another example is the Presidio of Santa Cruz de Terrenate, near
Tombstone, AZ. This site is located in a riparian zone, established by the
BLM. Once again, the BLM has been setting up trails, etc., instead of giving
the area to the NPS.

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