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Release Date: 03/14/12
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057 ,

BLM to Host Scoping Meetings Gold Butte Recreation Analysis

Las Vegas - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office will host three public scoping meetings to seek input on non-motorized recreation uses within the seven Areas of Critical Environmental Concern in Gold Butte. The associated environmental assessment (EA) will identify needs for capital improvements such as campgrounds, parking areas and hiking trails, develop a range of alternatives for recreation improvements and inform a future site specific Gold Butte Management Plan.

Public scoping meetings will be held:

• Tuesday, March 20 - Mesquite Senior Center, 102 W. Old Mill Road, Mesquite, NV 89027
• Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - Moapa Valley Community Center, 320 N. Moapa Valley Road, Overton, NV 89040
• Thursday, March 22, 2012 - BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130

All meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. and will follow the same format in which attendees will move at their own pace through stations devoted to camping and picnic areas, parking/trailheads, trails (hiking, horseback, mountain bike, handcarts, etc.), names – roads and destinations and restoration areas.

The public comment period will open March 20 and close May 21, 2012.

Comments can be submitted electronically or in writing. Electronic comment should be sent to the following email address: Written comments should be addressed to:

Gold Butte
c/o Carrie Ronning
BLM Las Vegas Field Office
4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89130

To learn more, visit: The link to the Gold Butte Recreation Analysis is listed “In the Spotlight.”

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.

Last updated: 03-16-2012