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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Red Rock/Sloan Field Office
 
Release Date: 07/09/13
Contacts: Hillerie C. Patton , 702-515-5046 , hpatton@blm.gov

BLM Seeks Comment on Draft Wilderness Plan, Open House Scheduled July 24


Las Vegas – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Red Rock/Sloan Field Office and the U.S. Forest Service invite public review and comment on the La Madre Mountain Wilderness and Rainbow Mountain Wilderness Draft Wilderness Management Plan (WMP) and Environmental Assessment (EA). The comment period is open through August 23, 2013.  Open house meetings will be held on Wed., July 24 at 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m. at the Red Rock Canyon visitor center classroom.

The Draft WMP and EA addresses management policies and actions for both agencies within both wildernesses such as recreation management and restoration of disturbances, as well as actions immediately adjacent to the wilderness including access and information provided to the public.

The Draft WMP and EA is posted online at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo.html under “In the Spotlight.” Select “La Madre Mountain Wilderness and Rainbow Mountain Wilderness Draft Plan and Environmental Assessment.” 

Written comments may be emailed to lvwilderness@blm.gov, faxed to 702-515-5023, or mailed to Sendi Kalcic, Wilderness Specialist, Bureau of Land Management, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130 during the comment period. 

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

This open house is part of a series 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.

If you have questions, please call 702-515-5297. 


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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Red Rock/Sloan Field Office   4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive      Las Vegas, NV 89032  

Last updated: 07-31-2013