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Sloan Canyon Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement Available for Comment

Las Vegas -- The Bureau of Land Management Las Vegas Field Office announces the
availability of the draft Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area (NCA) Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

The draft RMP/EIS describes and analyzes the potential environmental impacts of four
alternatives for management of Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area. The 90-day public comment period begins March 25, 2005 and ends June 23, 2005.

Formal hearings will be held on May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the BLM Office at 4701 North
Torrey Pines and May 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Paseo Verde Library at 280 South Green Valley Parkway.

"Our goal is a shared vision for managing the NCA," said Charles Carroll, Sloan Canyon
National Conservation Area Manager. “We’ve enjoyed a great level of public participation so far and welcome comments on the draft RMP/EIS.”

The draft RMP/EIS and formal hearings are part of the BLM's two-year planning process aimed
at developing a resource management plan by November 2005. When finalized, the document will establish guidance, objectives, policies and management actions for the NCA.

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For more information on the Sloan Canyon NCA visit www.sloancanyon.org.
The President designated the Sloan Canyon NCA in November 2002 with the signing
of the Clark County Conservation of Public Land and Natural Resources Act of 2002.
The NCA includes more than 48,000 acres of scenic and culturally significant Mojave
Desert terrain south of Las Vegas and adjoining Henderson. The Act also established
the North McCullough Wilderness, which is entirely contained within the NCA.

Last updated: 03-03-2007