BLM Nevada News
Southern Nevada District Office
FOR RELEASE: November 7, 2008
CONTACT: Kirsten Cannon (702) 515-5057; kirsten_cannon@blm.gov
 
                           Route Designation and Restoration Efforts in Northeast Clark County
 
Las Vegas – People heading out to recreate on public lands in the areas of Coyote Springs, Mormon Mesa and Gold Butte in northeastern Clark County will find new signs designating nearly 812 miles of roads as open and 94 miles closed to vehicle use and may come across work crews restoring lands to good condition. 
 
BLM is undertaking signing and restoration to improve habitat and reduce mortality for the desert tortoise. BLM is asking the public to drive only on routes marked as designated open.
 
The BLM is working with the Great Basin Institute, under a grant with AmeriCorps, to have crews restore routes that have been identified as closed under the route designation decision. 
 
Photos showing disturbances before and after restoration are available by clicking here.  For more information, please call Gayle Marrs-Smith at 702-515-5156.
 
-BLM-