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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 06/11/14
Contacts: 702-515-5057    

Red Rock Canyon Seeking Comments on Infrastructure Improvements


Las Vegas – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Red Rock/Sloan Field Office is seeking public comments on an Environmental Assessment for two infrastructure projects at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area today through July 11, 2014.

BLM will also host public meetings on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (Red Rock) Visitor Center classroom.

Proposed projects on the 13-Mile Scenic Drive include constructing low profile bridge crossings at both Sandstone and Red Rock wash crossings and flood warning sensors at three additional wash crossings. Proposed projects at the visitor center parking lot include making minor changes to the existing layout, repairing or replacing the pavement, reconstructing the bus loading area, resigning and striping.   

The Environmental Assessment can be found at: https://www.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/planAndProjectSite.do?methodName=dispatchToPatternPage&currentPageId=52893.

When participants enter the fee booth at the entrance of the 13-Mile Scenic Drive for the public meetings, they should tell the attendant that they are participating in the meetings and fees will be waived.

Written comments may also be submitted by mail or delivered to BLM, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, Nevada 89130, Attn: Mark Spencer, by e-mail to m1spence@blm.gov or by fax to 702-363-6779 (Attn: Mark Spencer).

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.



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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Southern Nevada District Office   4701 N.Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130  

Last updated: 06-11-2014