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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 10/24/13
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057 , k1canonn@blm.gov

Final Jumbo Springs and Lime Canyon Wilderness Management Plan Available


Las Vegas – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southern Nevada District Office announces the availability of a management plan for the Jumbo Springs and Lime Canyon Wilderness Areas – a 4,460-acre and a 23,710-acre area, respectively – located on public lands northeast of Las Vegas in the Gold Butte region of Clark County.

Copies of the plan are available online at http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_programs/blm_special_areas/wilderness/wilderness_info_page/jumbo_springs_wilderness.html or by contacting the Bureau of Land Management Las Vegas Field Office at (702) 515-5297.

Some of the specific actions included in the plan are:
  • Improve recognition of the wilderness boundaries
  • Eliminate vehicle intrusions in wilderness
  • Coordinate with other agencies to achieve healthy land goals, including wildlife, habitat and desired vegetation goals
  • Management of fire
  • Monitor for and remove invasive exotic or noxious plant species
  • Management of recreational uses including camping, hunting, technical rock climbing, and horseback riding
The public has until November 22 to appeal BLM’s decision to approve the Final Wilderness Management Plan. Instructions for filing an appeal with the Interior Board of Land Appeals may be found in the Decision Record.


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: 10-25-2013