U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     November 22, 2005
CONTACT: Kirsten Cannon   (702) 515-5057


Red Spring Opens With Amenity Upgrades


Las Vegas – Project work is completed at Red Spring Picnic Area, located within Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and the area will reopen to the public on Wednesday, November 23, project funded by BLM land sales made possible through the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act.


The Red Springs Restoration Project was funded through the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act in Round 4 of Capital Improvements.


The four phase project began in July 2004 and cost $1.3 million


The project included removing the existing road, old parking lots, picnic areas and fencing; installing new fencing throughout the wetland and riparian area, rehabilitating the old road and picnic area to a more natural setting; building a perimeter trail that ties to existing hiking trails, constructing a wooden boardwalk and interpretive panels to allow access into the fenced area and explaining the unique cultural and natural resources of the area; and installing two new toilets, six picnic sites and creating a paved parking lot.

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area encompasses 197,000 acres within
the Mojave Desert and provides a 13 mile scenic drive and more than 30 miles of
hiking trails.


To learn more about the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, the land sales it authorizes and the projects it funds, please visit: www.nv.blm.gov/snplma
Red Spring Picnic Area is located in Calico Basin along Highway 159.


 
Last updated: 03-03-2007