Muddy Mountains Travel Management Plan comment period extended
LAS VEGAS – At the request of community members, the Las Vegas Field Office will extend the public comment period for the development of a travel management plan for the 123,400-acre Muddy Mountains area, located 25 miles southwest of Logandale and 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The extended timeframe means that the comment period, which is currently set to close May 12, will now close on May 26, 2023.
This scoping period is the beginning of the planning process and focuses primarily on gathering information about routes and identifying resource concerns. The following information would be the most useful:
- Where do you go? Why do you go there? How would you like to get there? What types of conflicts do you see?
- What activities bring you to the area?
- What resource concerns should be considered during the evaluation process?
- Provide input on the existing travel network or a specific area. (i.e. the season and type of use for the trail, road or destination and/or purpose of the trail or road.)
- Identify missing trails or inaccuracies in the route network.
- Provide information that has not been considered or raise an issue or concern with regards to public land resources.
An additional comment period will be available when the Draft Travel Management Plan and Environmental Assessment is released which is expected this fall.
Muddy Mountains was designated as a Special Recreation Management Area in the 1998 Las Vegas Resource Management Plan. The Travel Management Plan will include only BLM-managed land and will identify and designate routes as open to the public, for administrative use only, and to be closed and rehabilitated. The Travel Management Plan may also identify new routes.
In December 2022, the BLM Las Vegas Field Office conducted a preliminary route inventory of the existing transportation system. The inventory phase included both desktop analysis of existing route data and on-site ground truthing to generate one data set. Interactive opportunities to review maps and provide comments are available at https://arcg.is/1zDWjr. More information about the project, including routes, recording of the virtual meeting and meeting materials can also be found at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2023975/510.
Comments can be submitted in the following ways:
- Email: BLM_NV_LVFO_Muddy_Mt_TMP@blm.gov
- Online at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2023975/510
- Mail to BLM Las Vegas Field Office, Attn: Kenny Kendrick, Supervisory Resource Management Specialist, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130.
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.