BLM TRANSFERS OWNERSHIP OF LAND TO TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT | The Bee – The Buzz in Bullhead City – Lake Havasu City – Kingman – Arizona – California
TUCSON, Ariz. – Today, the Bureau of Land Management issued a patent, transferring ownership of 27.5 acres of land to the Tucson Unified School District, which paid fair market value. This action completes the assignment of reversion interests for recreational and public purposes to Hohokam Middle School, identified as Parcel C in Public Law 116-9, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Hobbies.
This latest form of transportation paves the way for the Tucson Unified School District to expand educational opportunities for students as Tucson’s population continues to grow. Hohokam College was previously on land held in trust and operated by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. Under the Dingell Act, in exchange for Parcel C, the Tribe received 39.64 acres in September 2020, known as Parcel A, to be held in trust for the benefit of the Tribe.
“We are thrilled to be good neighbors with the Tucson Unified School District and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, helping them expand their services to the community,” said BLM Arizona State Director Raymond Suazo.
The BLM permits the use of public lands by an agency of the state or a political subdivision of the state and qualifying nonprofit organizations under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act. A patent or lease under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act can be issued when it serves a public purpose or a need for public recreation.