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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 02/13/12
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057 , k1cannon@blm.gov

BLM to Host February 16 Open House for Transportation Planning at Red Rock


Las Vegas - The Bureau of Land Management, Red Rock/Sloan Field Office will hold an open house on Thursday, February 16 to encourage public participation in a transportation planning effort to reduce vehicle congestion on the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area 13-Mile Scenic Drive and parking lots.  The BLM is seeking feedback on individual strategies from the Transportation Feasibility Study and suggestions for analysis in the upcoming environmental assessment.
 
The open house will be held from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center, with short presentations and roundtable discussions at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. When entering the fee booth at the entrance of the Scenic Drive, participants should tell the attendant that they are attending the public meeting and will not be required to pay the fee.
 
The Transportation Feasibility Study strategies will be available for public comment from February 16 to March 16, at: www.nv.blm.gov/vegas. In addition to the open house, written comments may also be addressed to Lee Kirk , BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130, e-mailed to RRC_Transit_Study@blm.gov or faxed to 702-363-6779.
 
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

This open house is part of a series the third Thursday of each month to give the public an opportunity to meet BLM staff, get information about projects and planning, and ask questions about the management of Red Rock and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Areas and Walking Box Ranch.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 02-13-2012