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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 01/15/13
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057 , k1cannon@blm.gov

BLM Seeks Public Input on Spring Restoration Projects


Las Vegas – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Southern Nevada District Office is seeking public input on plans to restore springs in Red Rock and Trout Canyon during an open house on Thurs., Jan 17 at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center.  Presentations will be given at 2 and 4 p.m.

The presentations will highlight the planned restoration of La Madre and Rainbow Springs in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and Kiup Spring located in Trout Canyon in the Las Vegas Field Office. All three springs have been significantly altered by past human disturbance and invasive native and non-native plant species. The purpose of the open house is to present the proposed spring restoration strategies and obtain public comment to help prepare the environmental assessment for the project.

If you have questions, but are unable to attend the public meeting, please contact Amelia Savage at 702-515-5278 or alsavage@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: 01-28-2013