Bureau of Land Management announces public comment period on Calico Basin Recreation Area Management Plan


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LAS VEGAS — Recognizing the need to balance high-quality visitor experience with natural resource protection in one of the region’s most popular recreation areas, the Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District announces a public comment period for the draft Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) and Environmental Analysis (EA) for the Calico Basin area of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The public comment period is open from November 8, 2021, to December 8, 2021.

The Recreation Area Management Plan will guide future development and provide management direction for recreation resources within the Calico Basin Recreation Area, located in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area northwest of Las Vegas.

“This plan proposes to improve and enhance recreational experiences in the Calico Basin,” said Josh Travers, Red Rock/Sloan Field Office Assistant Manager. “This will be done by formally identifying allowed trail uses; identifying rock climbing zones; improving signage and visitor information; and providing a long-term, sustainable funding program for the basin.”

A public meeting will be held online on November 18, 2021, from 6 to 8 p.m. Pacific Time. More information on the meeting is available at https://www.virtualpublicmeeting.com/calicobasinramp-home.

A 30-day public comment period on the draft RAMP and EA is November 8, 2021, through December 8, 2021. The public is encouraged to review the EA, located at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2016281/510, and provide substantive comments or concerns prior to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time on December 8, 2021. All comments received will be fully considered and evaluated for preparation of the final EA. More information is also available at https://www.virtualpublicmeeting.com/calicobasinramp-home.

Comments and concerns may be submitted by emailing to BLM_NV_SNDO_RR_CalicoBasinRAMP_EA@blm.gov or sent in writing to the BLM Red Rock/Sloan Field Office, ATTN: Calico Basin RAMP, 4701 N. Torrey Pines, Las Vegas, NV 89130. Hardcopies of the environmental assessment 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.

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.