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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada
 
Release Date: 08/21/14
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon 702-515-5057 k1cannon@blm.gov    

BLM Seeks Public C omment to Lease Land to Clark County for a Park


LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office is seeking public comment on a proposal to revise a Recreation and Public Purposes Act (R&PP) lease by changing the use of five acres of the R&PP lease from a tree farm to a public park. The park is located on the corner of Flamingo Road and Buffalo Drive in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The park area will consist of a general park area with related facilities including parking lots, walkways, lighting, landscaping, drainage, irrigation, restrooms and park amenities.  Public comments will be accepted until October 3, 2014.

The Notice of Realty Action for a proposed change of use of five acres of an R&PP lease was published in the Federal Register on August 19, 2014. Interested parties may submit comments regarding the proposed change of use and whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures in reaching the decision for the change of use under the R&PP Act, or any other factor not directly related to the suitability of the land for R&PP use.
 
Written comments may be mailed to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office Manager, Bureau of Land Management, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130, faxed to 775-515-5010, Attn: Kerri-Anne Thorpe, or email kthorpe@blm.gov.  Comments will be made available to the public; therefore, personal information such as addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses may be withheld.


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: 08-22-2014