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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 03/13/12
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057 , k1cannon@blm.gov

BLM to Host March 15 Open House on Project Updates at Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area


Las Vegas - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Red Rock/Sloan Field Office will host an open house on March 15 from 2 to 7:30 p.m. at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center. Presentations will be given at 2 and 6 p.m.

Various staff members will provide brief project updates including:

  • City of Henderson McCullough Hills Trail
  • plans to install mile markers on trails in Sloan Canyon and other trails in the Las Vegas Valley to promote walking/hiking as a way to better health
  • trail construction in the National Conservation Area 
  • environmental education programs, public awareness events and volunteer opportunities

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. 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: 03-16-2012