BLM seeks public comment on Sloan Canyon Visitor Contact Station environmental assessment

LAS VEGAS - The Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District announces the availability of a draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to disclose and analyze the environmental effects of developing and maintaining a permanent visitor contact station and improved infrastructure at Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area (NCA). This will replace the temporary visitor contact station at the north boundary of the NCA. The preliminary EA will be available for public review and comment beginning today for a period of 30 days.  

The purposes of the proposed project are to ensure proper management and protection of sensitive cultural and natural resources, improve the visitor experience, and provide appropriate facilities and infrastructure to support management of the Sloan Canyon NCA. Developing a permanent visitor contact station with associated improvements will support the record of decision for the approved Sloan Canyon NCA Resource Management Plan.

A 30-day public comment period on the draft EA will be April 28, 2021, through May 28, 2021. The public is encouraged to review the EA, located at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2003645/510, and provide substantive comments or concerns, prior to 4:30 p.m. PDT on May 28, 2021. All comments received will be fully considered and evaluated for preparation of the final EA.

A virtual public meeting will be held online on May 5, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m. PDT. More information on the meeting is available at https://www.virtualpublicmeeting.com/sloan-canyon-visitor-contact-station-ea-home. 

Comments may be submitted via email to BLM_NV_LV_Sloan_ContactStation@blm.gov or sent in writing to the BLM Southern Nevada District Office, ATTN: Sloan Canyon VCS EA, 4701 N. Torrey Pines, Las Vegas, NV 89130. Hardcopies of the EA are available upon request from the BLM Southern Nevada District Office. 

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be publicly available at any time. While you can ask that your personal identifying information be withheld from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Anonymity is not allowed for submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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Organization

Bureau of Land Management

Office

Red Rock/Sloan Field Office

Contacts

Name:
John Asselin