BLACK ROCK FIELD OFFICE ANNOUNCES THE ANNUAL TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE HIGH ROCK CANYON ROAD
WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Black Rock Field Office, Winnemucca District, Bureau of Land Management, will be seasonally closing a portion of the High Rock Canyon Road to vehicle use beginning Monday, February 5 through Friday, May 10, 2024.
High Rock Canyon Road is located in the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. High Rock Canyon will be closed between the southern entrance of High Rock Canyon and about 5 miles below Stevens Camp.
“The intent of the closure is to prevent damage to the emigrant trail and reduce human disturbance of wildlife, including disturbance to lambing bighorn sheep and nesting raptors,” said Field Office Manager, Mandy DeForest.
The annual closure period is outlined in the resource management plan for the NCA. The closure period starts at the end of Chukar hunting season and continues until the second weekend in May.
If you have questions or comments about this annual closure, contact Kathy Torrence, Wilderness Specialist, at 775-623-1500 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.