Public lands in Cochise County have reopened

Lands are located within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area 

Tucson, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Gila District has rescinded a temporary emergency closure of public lands within the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (SPRNCA) in Cochise County. The rescission area includes the area north of Highway 90 to Horsethief Wash, east of the administrative road across the river and the riparian area on approximately 100 acres.   

“A recent evaluation of the area determined that post-fire conditions have stabilized and no longer present a danger to persons using the area trails, and the restrictions are no longer necessary,” said Tucson Field Manager Jayme Lopez.  

The 90 Fire was reported on Sunday, July 12, on the north side of Highway 90, near the entrance to the SPRNCA. The fire burned 216 acres.