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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        May 30, 2006
CONTACT:   Kirsten Cannon       (702) 515-5057

Northeastern Clark County Transportation Plan Meetings Slated

Las Vegas – The Bureau of Land Management will hold meetings in four locations to encourage public participation in the development of a transportation plan for the Gold Butte, Mormon Mesa, Virgin River and Coyote Springs Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs).
The transportation plan goal is to maintain a road network that will continue to allow access as well as reduce road proliferation, decrease vandalism to sensitive archeological areas, help prevent the spread of noxious and invasive weeds and increase the amount of quality habitat for sensitive species such as the desert tortoise.  Meetings will be held in the following locations:
• May 31, 5 to 8 p.m. - Las Vegas – Las Vegas Interagency Office - 4701 North Torrey Pines
• June 1, 5 to 8 p.m. - Logandale/Moapa - Ron Lewis Fine Arts Building at Logandale    Fairgrounds
• June 6, 5 to 8 p.m. - Mesquite - Mesquite City Hall
• June 8, 5 to 8 p.m. - Bunkerville - Old Gym next to Community Center

The meetings will begin with a 30-minute open house format, where participants can ask questions and visit various resource stations.  Brief presentations on the Partners in Conservation’s roads inventory project and the planning process will follow.  A question and answer session will follow the presentations.  Public comments will be gathered during the meeting through station flip-charts and comment cards.
After the meetings are completed, an Environmental Assessment (EA) and 45-day public comment period will be available.  Attendees will be mailed a copy of the EA and it will be available online at www.nv.blm.gov/vegas

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