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 What will the Revision Address?:

The lands in the RMP decision area are currently managed under the Las Vegas RMP (1998) and its amendments. Since then the planning area has undergone significant population growth. This has led to new planning and resource management needs to cope with new uses of and demands on the public lands. Since October 1998, RMP has been updated by plan amendments and maintenance actions and several new statutes. The existing RMP also contains somewhat inconsistent and confusing language that needs to be corrected.

The RMP will establish consolidated guidance and updated objectives and management actions for the public lands in the decision area. It will be comprehensive in nature and will address issue categories applicable within the decision area that have been identified through agency, interagency, and public scoping efforts. Preliminary issues for the planning area have been identified by BLM personnel, other State and Federal agencies, and other stakeholders. These issues include:  

  • Renewable energy development for solar, wind, and geothermal power;
  • Management of site-type rights-of-way for renewable energy and other uses;
  • Visual Resources Management (VRM) Classes;
  • Land tenure adjustments to meet community growth needs;
  • Management of split estate lands;
  • Evaluation of existing and potential new Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC);
  • Wild and Scenic River designation;
  • Off-Highway Vehicle designations and Special Recreation Management Areas; and
  • Fluid mineral management stipulations to protect sensitive resources.