U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District office
|Release Date: 06/19/12|
BLM to Host June 21 Open House on Red Rock Canyon Recreation Opportunities
Las Vegas - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Red Rock/Sloan Field Office will host an open house on June 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center. The open house will highlight recreation opportunities on public land in Southern Nevada including full-time commercial outfitters and guides at Red Rock Canyon.
Off-road, hiking, biking, climbing and horseback tour companies will be at the open house and several will have special tours starting from the visitor center or a nearby designated area. Some will offer discounts for future expeditions.
Participating companies include Bobcat Tours, Pink Jeep Tours, Escape Adventure biking and hiking tours, Red Rock Hiking Tours, McGhie’s Bike Outpost, Cowboy Trail Rides horseback riding, and Red Rock Riding Stables at Bonnie Spring.
The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Explore RV will be on hand with information about recreational opportunities throughout Southern Nevada.
BLM, Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association and Friends of Red Rock Canyon will also have information and programs to assist visitors in planning their summer explorations of public lands.
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.
When participants enter the fee booth at the entrance of the 13-Mile Scenic Drive, they should tell the attendant that they are participating in the open house and fees will be waived.
For more information, please visit www.nv.blm.gov/redrockcanyon.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
|Last updated: 06-20-2012|
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