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How to get Involved 
 
 
 

Mailing List
The BLM will maintain a mailing list of interested stakeholders throughout the project. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, please provide your name and contact information to the BLM Las Vegas Field Office via email, phone, or postal mail. You may also provide your contact information in person at public meetings. Please see the Contact Information page for additional information.


Public Scoping Period
The public scoping period for the project began with the publication of the Notice of Intent in the Federal Register on January 28, 2011 and will last until April 11, 2011. Public comments must be provided to the BLM by April 11 in order to be formally analyzed and included in the Scoping Report. In order to be included in the Draft Plan and EIS, all comments must be received prior to the close of the scoping period. Additional opportunities for public participation will be provided once draft alternatives have been formulated.


How to Submit Comments
Scoping comments are due by April 11, 2011. You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to the plan and EIS by any of the following methods:

Verbal comments may be given to a court reporter at the following public meetings:

  • Scoping Meetings
  • Draft Plan Public Meetings (Not yet scheduled – to be determined)
Written comments provided via the following:

Attn: Marilyn Peterson
Bureau of Land Management
4701 North Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89130

Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Southern Nevada District Office.


How to Make Your Comments Count
BLM is interested in your comments regarding this plan. The following information would be the most useful:

  • Are there additional issues, concerns, or opportunities (not already identified) that BLM should consider?
  • Are there recreation programs, services, or facilities you would like to be developed?
  • Which hiking, mountain biking, equestrian, or OHV routes are most important to your recreation experience?

Tips for making effective comments:

  • Be brief so the reviewer does not miss the point of your comment.
  • Be specific so the reviewer clearly understands your concerns. Say "I am concerned about how this will affect…" rather than just saying "Don’t do this."
  • Know your subject so the comments are both focused and accurate.
  • State the facts and back them up where possible. Be sure to reveal your sources of information to help make your point.
  • Be honest and realistic. Distortions of facts or misstatements may cause the reviewer to question the accuracy of your other statements. Requests that are not legal or feasible also reduce the credibility of your comments.
  • Be polite. Even though you may be upset about a proposal, try to state your opinion objectively. Communication is increased by extending the same courtesies to Agency staff that you expect from them.
  • The next comment opportunity will be when the Draft EIS is available for public review and comment. 
  • Please note that petitions and form letters are only counted as one comment.

NOTE: If you provide written comments and wish to withhold your name or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations and businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of officials of organizations will be available for public inspection in their entirety.