Welcome to Hidalgo County,
Located in the deep southwest along the borders of Arizona and Mexico, Hidalgo County began as farming, ranching, and mining communities long before statehood in 1912. With a population of 4,894 and an area of 3,445.63 square miles., it averages 1.4 persons per square mile.
Hidalgo County was formed from Grant County in 1919, with the county seat in Lordsburg. It was named in honor of Miguel Dolores Hidalgo, who led the revolution in Mexico in 1810, which eventually led to its independence from Spain. The county “towns” are Virden, Lordsburg, Cotton City, Animas, and Rodeo.
Panoramic mountain horizons and spectacular views of the sky are only part of the county’s appeal. It boasts two ghost towns, a geothermal electricity generating plant, birdwatching, ranch tours, and hiking.
Latitude 32.35 Longitude 108.709
Enchantment Begins Here!
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The Gila National Forest recently started the Assessment Phase of Forest Plan Revision, which will identify ecological, social and economic conditions and trends related to the National Forest. Another round of community meetings was held in early August to discuss the Assessment Phase in more detail and provide opportunities to share knowledge and information for the assessment.
The materials from the Community Meetings are now posted online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/home/?cid=STELPRD3828671.
These materials include the presentation, posters, questionnaire, and suggestion forms for additional information and plans to consider for the assessment. This is an opportunity for people that couldn’t attend the meetings to contribute by providing responses and suggestions to the same questions posed at the meetings. Offering input is encouraged since there are likely a lot of conditions, trends, and concerns that stakeholders might want to bring to our attention for the assessment. Similarly, you might also know of reports, plans, data, and other information sources that we should consider as we enter into the assessment.
A questionnaire is attached concerning conditions, trends, and concerns that was the primary focus of discussion during the community meetings. Also attached are suggestion forms for additional information and plans to consider for the assessment.
Please send any input or suggestions preferably in digital form to email@example.com, or mail to Gila National Forest, Attn.: Matt Schultz, 3005 E. Camino del Bosque, Silver City, NM 88061, or drop it off at one of the District Offices. Also let us know if you would like to receive updates and provide input on the development of the Species of Conservation Concern list and/or the Area of Influence for socioeconomic analyses (see Posters for more details). This information for the assessment is most useful if submitted before October 15, 2015.
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