Bureau of Land Management approves Logandale Trails Final Environmental Assessment and Resource Management Plan Amendment


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Southern Nevada District Office

Media Contact:

Kenny Kendrick
Media Contact

LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management Las Vegas Field Office has released the Decision Record, Finding of No Significant Impact and final Environmental Assessment for the Logandale Trails Resource Management Plan Amendment. This planning effort was undertaken to balance high-quality visitor experiences with natural resource protection in one of the region’s most popular recreation areas and now allows BLM to manage Logandale Trails with recreation as its primary management focus.

As part of this planning effort, the BLM Las Vegas Field Office also developed a Recreation Area Management Plan and Travel Management Plan. These plans will provide site-specific management that will enhance recreation opportunities within Logandale Trails and reduce conflicts among recreation users, other resource uses, biological and cultural resources. Specifically, the plans changed the OHV area designation from “limited to existing trails” to “limited to designated trails” and designated small areas as “open OHV areas.”

“We are excited to announce that the Logandale Trails resource area is now designated as a Special Recreation Management Area,” said Bruce Sillitoe, Las Vegas Field Office Manager. “This designation will allow the BLM to support and focus on recreational activities while still balancing resource protection. We appreciate the public’s involvement during the various stages of this project, and we look forward to implementing the decisions set forth in the plans.”

During the various public input phases, the BLM incorporated the comments received into the Logandale Trails Resource Management Plan and Environmental Assessment. Section 1.5 of the Environmental Assessment describes the changes made as a result of the comments. Chapter 4 includes a description of Consultation and Coordination as well as Public Participation.

The final Environmental Assessment for the Resource Management Plan Amendment and associated plans are available online at: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2016311/510.

For more information, contact Kenny Kendrick, Supervisory Resource Management Specialist, or Colleen Cepero Rios, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, at (702) 515-5000 or BLM_NV_LVFO_Logandale_RAMP@blm.gov.

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.