Bureau of Land Management seeks public comment on proposal to designate Logandale Trails as a Special Recreation Management Area

LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management 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. A Notice of Intent published October 22 in the Federal Register opening a public scoping period that will close on December 6, 2021.    

The proposed designation is consistent with the Biden-Harris administration’s America the Beautiful initiative, a locally led and voluntary, nationwide effort to conserve, connect, and restore 30 percent of lands and waters by 2030. One of the initiative’s main goals is to increase access to outdoor recreation.   

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.

“More than 200,000 people visit Logandale Trails each year,” 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.”

A virtual public meeting is planned during the scoping comment period and will be announced at least 15 days in advance.

The Recreation Area Management Plan will include an overall plan on managing the area for recreation use including off-highway vehicle uses, camping, hiking, target shooting and Special Recreation Permits (organized group, commercial, and special events). The Recreation Area Management Plan will also include a travel plan that will identify routes open to the public, routes for administrative use only, and routes to be closed and rehabilitated. The Travel Management Plan may also designate new routes.

Comments can be submitted in the following ways:

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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 request to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, no guarantees can be made that we will be able to do so.

For more information, please contact Kenny Kendrick, BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner, at 702-515-5073 or kkendrick@blm.gov.

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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.

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