Bureau of Land Management seeks public input on future management of Gold Butte National Monument
LAS VEGAS — The Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District will hold two virtual information forums to involve the public in the early stages of a proposed management plan for the Gold Butte National Monument. The Las Vegas Field Office is in the initial stages of identifying issues for the plan and invites the public to submit input.
The proposed Implementation Plan will be developed in conformance with Presidential Order 9559, the Gold Butte National Monument Proclamation of December 28, 2016, and the Las Vegas Resource Management Plan, meeting the objective of protecting natural and cultural resources. An Environmental Assessment will be developed as part of the planning process to understand the effects of land management actions on resources found within the Monument planning area.
“We are early in the process of developing a plan for managing the monument and public input is crucial at this point,” said Shonna Dooman, Las Vegas Field Manager. “Input from members of the public helps us develop a well-balanced plan.”
The virtual information forums will be held online on February 15 and 17, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. Pacific Time. Registration for the forum, and more information on the area, is available at https://www.virtualpublicmeeting.com/gold-butte-national-monument-ea. Those unable to attend the meeting, or wish to provide input later, may email BLM_NV_LVFO_GoldButte@blm.gov until March 3, 2022.
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your input, you should be aware that your entire input, 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.
More information on Gold Butte National Monument is available https://www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/nevada/gold-butte.
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.