Bureau of Land Management to hold public information forum on Calico Basin recreation
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 will hold a virtual information forum to involve the public in the early stages of a proposed Recreation Area Management Plan for the Calico Basin area.
The Red Rock/Sloan Field Office is in the initial stages of identifying issues for the plan and invites the public to submit comments. The plan would 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.”
The information forum will be held online on March 11, 2021, from 5 to 7 p.m. PST. More information on the meeting is available at https://www.virtualpublicmeeting.com/calicobasinramp-home.
Those unable to attend the meeting, or wish to provide comments later, may email BLM_NV_SNDO_RR_CalicoBasinRAMP_EA@blm.gov until March 25, 2021. More information is also available at https://www.virtualpublicmeeting.com/calicobasinramp-home.
The BLM manages more than 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. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.