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BLM Nevada News
FOR RELEASE:  Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007
CONTACT:  Chris Hanefeld, (775) 289-1842; chris_hanefeld@nv.blm.gov

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Non-Motorized Trails Systems Draft EA

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely Field Office has released the Lincoln County Non-Motorized Trails Systems Development & Maintenance Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for a 30-day public review and comment period.  The 30-day public comment period will end at 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, 2007.  The Draft EA identifies issues, analyzes alternatives and identifies impacts of developing and maintaining non-motorized trails in and around Kershaw Ryan State Park, Spring Valley State Park and Oak Springs Summit, in Lincoln County, Nev.     

The BLM would, in cooperation with the Nevada Division of State Parks, develop and maintain a designated, signed and maintained multiple-loop trails system for hiking and mountain biking in and around Kershaw Ryan State Park, about one mile south of Caliente.  The system would consist of 24 miles of new trails.  Approximately 17 miles of the 24-mile system would be on BLM-administered public lands.

The BLM and Nevada Division of State Parks would reconstruct, and reroute portions of, the approximately two-mile Stone Cabin Trail that connects the public lands with Spring Valley State Park, about 35 miles northeast of Caliente.

The BLM would reconstruct and maintain a one-third mile trail leading to a trilobite fossil collection area on Oak Springs Summit, about 11 miles east of Caliente.

Written comments should be submitted to the Bureau of Land Management, Ely Field Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV 89301.  For more information, contact Kalem Lenard, BLM Ely Field Office outdoor recreation planner, at (775) 289-1800, or james_lenard@nv.blm.gov.  You may also visit www.blm.gov/nv/ and click on the Ely Field Office.


Last updated: 11-05-2007