BLM invites public to Garnet Hill Recreation Area Management Plan workshop


Bureau of Land Management

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Bristlecone Field Office

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ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office invites the public to participate in a planning workshop for the Garnet Hill Recreation Area Management Plan. The workshop is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, at the Bristlecone Convention Center, 150 Sixth Street, in Ely, Nev.

The field office is planning to improve the Garnet Hill Recreation Area and Egan Crest trail systems located about 10 miles west of Ely. Improvements include upgrading roadways, enlarging existing trailheads, adding overnight campgrounds, and constructing signed motorized and non-motorized trails systems. All facilities and some trails would be ADA accessible. Funding for the capital improvement project was provided through Round 18 of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act.

“The BLM will also develop a Recreation Area Management Plan addressing how we manage and maintain the new recreation area, and future visitor use. We therefore want to engage local governments, key stakeholders, and resource users to ensure that we identify the public’s needs and desired outcomes,” said John Miller, BLM Bristlecone Field Office outdoor recreation planner.

Miller said the workshop will include a 6 p.m. presentation describing the project, an outline of the planning process, and instructions on how the public can participate. A question-and-answer session will follow.

For more information, contact John Miller, BLM Bristlecone Field Office outdoor recreation planner, at 775-289-1834 or

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.