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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 09/13/12
Contacts: Hillerie Patton , 702-515-5046 , hpatton@blm.gov

BLM to Host September 20 Open House on Upcoming Fuels Reduction Project in Red Rock Canyon


Las Vegas - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Southern Nevada District Office of Fire Management will host an open house on September 20 at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center. Presentations will be given at 2 and 6 p.m.
 
Presentations will highlight the planned implementation of the Red Rock Canyon Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project.  The fuels reduction project is designed to reduce the spread and intensity of wildland fires, protect public and private infrastructure, and protect and enhance native habitat in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
 
The project objectives will be accomplished by treating non-native invasive annual grasses and their seed bank using two herbicides to create fuel breaks along roads, trails, natural features, and existing burn scars. Some areas will become temporarily inaccessible during herbicide treatments; project implementation, however, will be coordinated to minimize impacts to visitors. The project is scheduled to begin in October and will conclude at the end of February 2013. Treatments may resume in September 2013 and conclude at the end of February 2014. Please plan to attend this Open House to get more detailed information.

If you have questions, but are unable to attend the open house, please contact Sean McEldery at 702-515-5285 or smcelder@blm.gov.

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: 09-13-2012