Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area
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Resource Management Plan

The Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA) was approved by the BLM State Directors of Nevada and California on July 22, 2004.  The RMP provides overall guidance for the management of lands within the NCA, wilderness areas, the South Playa and the Lahontan Cutthroat area.

Resource Management Plan - Links to the RMP document chapters & appendices are listed below.  Links to all maps are below.  Files are in .pdf format.

Cover & Title Page
Dear Reader Letter
Table of Contents
Record of Decision
Chapter 1
Chapter 2 (2.4 mb)
Chapter 2.2.1 Land Health Standards
Chapter 2.2.2 Transportation & OHV
Chapter 2.2.3 Cultural Resources
Chapter 2.2.4 Native American Values
Chapter 2.2.5 Paleotological Resources
Chapter 2.2.6 Wilderness
Chapter 2.2.7 Special Designations
Chapter 2.2.8 Vegetation
Chapter 2.2.9 Livestock Grazing
Chapter 2.2.10 Wild Horses & Burros
Chapter 2.2.11 Fire Management
Chapter 2.2.12 Fish & Wildlife
Chapter 2.2.13 Special Status Species
Chapter 2.2.14 Visual Resource Management
Chapter 2.2.15 Water Resources
Chapter 2.2.16 Lands & Realty
Chapter 2.2.17 Minerals Management
Chapter 2.2.18 Air Quality
Chapter 2.2.19 Visitor Management Zones
Chapter 2.2.20 Recreation Management
Chapter 2.2.21 Visitor Services
Chapter 3

Appendix A - NCA & Wilderness Acts
Appendix B - Rangeland Health Standards
Appendix C - Road & Trails Classifications
Appendix D - Emigrant Trail Inventory Classes
Appendix E - Science Partnerships
Appendix F - Cultural & Paleo Use Classes
Appendix G - Wilderness Management Requirements
Appendix H - Wildlife Management in Wilderness
Appendix I - Wildland Fire Management
Appendix J - Wildlife Waters in Wilderness
Appendix K - VRM Classes
Appendix L - Management Zone Descriptions
Appendix M - Permit Classification System

List of Maps

Reference Map
Land Health Standard Areas
Transportation & OHV Designations Overview
Transportation & OHV Detail 1
Transportation & OHV Detail 2
Transportation & OHV Detail 3
Transportation & OHV Detail 4
Transportation & OHV Detail 5
Transportation & OHV Wilderness Access Routes & Boundary Roads
Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Area
Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs)
Livestock Grazing Allotments
Wild Horse & Burro Management
Wildland Fire Management
Visual Resources Management (VRM)
Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Watersheds
Utility Corridors
Minerals Management; Locatables
Minerals Management; Leaseables
Visitor Management Zones
Recreation Use Designations
Recreation Use Designations Detail
Special Recreation Permit Areas

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Last updated: 12-16-2009