Resource Management Plan Amendment and Associated Environmental Assessment To Address Use of Permanent Fixed Anchors for BLM Wilderness in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

The Red Rock/Sloan Field Office will host three public scoping workshops:

  • October 20, 2012 (Saturday)
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Southern Nevada District Office
    4701 N.Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas
  • October 29, 2012 (Monday)
    2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    and again at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor Center

These workshops will include a 30-minute open house, a 20 minute presentation, and an hour workshop with stations and comment recorders to discuss potential management decision alternatives. A court reporter will also be available to take comments.

The public scoping workshops will focus on new management decisions for permanent fixed anchors used by the climbing, canyoneering, and other recreation communities in the La Madre Mountain and Rainbow Mountain Wilderness Areas within Red Rock. A planning matrix and timeline will be presented to help stakeholders understand how a resource management plan amendment could change fixed anchor management and how the amendment would fit together with future wilderness plans and a climbing plan.

The public will have an opportunity to make formal comments during the workshops. Comments may also be emailed to or faxed to 702-363-6779 prior to the close of the comment period on November 18, 2012.

If you have any questions please contact Nick Walendziak at 702-515-5358.

Notice of Intent Published in Federal Register Notice

News Release for Opening of Scoping Period

News Release for Scoping Workshops

October 20 Meeting Agenda

How to Make Your Comments Count

Written Comment Form

PowerPoint Presentation

Workshop Station Questions