By The Associated Press
The federal Bureau of Land Management has finished a management plan for two small Southern Arizona wilderness areas and is asking for the public to weigh in on its proposals.
The plans for the 2,000-acres Baboquivari Peak and 5,000 acre Coyotes Mountains wilderness areas 45 miles southwest of Tucson lay out the agency's objectives and the actions is expects to take to protect the areas.
The BLM wants the areas to be accessible but still protected. Its plans would keep trail signs in place while working to prevent vehicle intrusions. An inventory of abandoned mines and work to make them safer is expected, along with several other initiatives.
The plan is available online at the BLM website. People should send comments to the BLM's Sierra Vista office by Sept. 22.