Public Engagement Opportunities
Pursuant to the Public Law 106-65 and the Sikes Act, MCAS Yuma collaborates closely with two partnership forums: the BMGR Executive Council (BEC) and the Intergovernmental Executive Committee (IEC). The BEC includes representatives from all neighboring federal and state land management agencies and is focused on leveraging the collective knowledge of the group to develop solutions to localized issues that may affect military training on the BMGR. In conjunction with the BEC, the IEC engages the public and special interest groups to exchange views, address concerns, disseminate information, and generate discussions relating to the management of natural and cultural resources throughout the region. Through the BEC and IEC, collaborative resolutions to potential natural and cultural resources issues and other land management issues can be achieved before negatively impacting the military mission at the BMGR. MCAS Yuma encourages any member of the public and/or special interest group to participate in the IEC.
BEC Memorandum of Understanding
IEC Memorandum of Understanding
Meetings are held on a quarterly basis and are rotated between Yuma, Ajo, Tucson, and Phoenix to facilitate increased interest and engagement within these communities. Please see below for details regarding the next IEC meeting, as well as, minutes from previous meetings:
January 11, 2023 Minutes
May 10, 2023 Agenda
May 10, 2023 Minutes
September 13, 2023 Agenda
Next Meeting: The BEC-IEC will take place on September 13th, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at the Arizona Game and Fish Region IV Office in Yuma, AZ.