Bureau of Land Management to hold November 17 virtual public scoping forum on Logandale Trails
LAS VEGAS – Recognizing the increase in local population and recreation-based activities has amplified the need for improved recreation management at Logandale Trails, the Bureau of Land Management Las Vegas Field Office will hold a virtual public scoping forum. The virtual public scoping forum will help inform the process as BLM is proposing to amend the 1998 Las Vegas Resource Management Plan to designate Logandale Trails as a Special Recreation Management Area as well as develop a Recreation Area Management Plan and Travel Management Plan.
The BLM published the Notice of Intent for Logandale Trails on October 22. This Federal Register Notice indicated the scoping period would be for 30 days; from October 22, 2021 to November 22, 2021 and that the virtual meeting would be noticed 15 days in advance and scoping period would remain open 15 days after the virtual meeting. After publication, BLM set a date for the virtual public forum on November 17. In order to give the sufficient time after the virtual scoping forum, the BLM has extended the comment period and it is now October 22 to December 6, 2021.
“We look forward to the valuable feedback on the Logandale Trails proposed plans during the scoping period and virtual public scoping forum,” said BLM Las Vegas Field Office Manager Shonna Dooman. “Changing the designation of Logandale Trails to focus primarily on recreation while still balancing resource protection will enable BLM to create plans to support popular recreational activities. We look forward to receiving public input during this scoping period as it will help us determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives for the Resource Management Plan Amendment Environmental Assessment.”
The plans will provide site-specific management that will enhance trail-based motorized and nonmotorized recreation activities within the Logandale Trails System and reduce conflicts between recreation users and other resource uses such as proposed energy or transmission projects, as well as biological and cultural resources. More information about these plans can be found at https://www.virtualpublicmeeting.com/logandale-trails-ea
The virtual public scoping forum will be held on November 17, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. and will include a brief presentation on the Logandale Trails proposed plans followed by a question-and-answer portion and finally a comment period. More information on the meeting, including pre-registration – which is recommended - can be found at https://empsi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XMQRrFpUQbiZyUdyYLZ2Pw.
Currently, Logandale Trails is primarily used for recreation and is designated as an Extensive Recreation Management Area. The Logandale Trails planning area is approximately 15,019 acres of BLM managed public lands in Southern Nevada. Adjacent lands administered by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and Nevada State Parks, as well as private lands, will not be included in the planning efforts.
Comments on the recreation plans will be accepted until December 6, 2021 and will be incorporated into the Draft Environmental Assessment and Recreation Area Management Plan which is slated for public input in 2022.
Comments can be submitted in the following ways:
- Email BLM_NV_LVFO_Logandale_RAMP@blm.gov
- Online at: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2016311/510
- Mail to BLM Las Vegas Field Office, Attn: Kenny Kendrick, Supervisory Resource Management Specialist, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130.
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 made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
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.