Public input requested for proposed fees at Red Rock Canyon
LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management requests public input on proposed adjustment to amenity and other fees at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
“The BLM welcomes and values diverse views and is soliciting public opinion on how the fees would be used for managing and improving Red Rock Canyon,” said Catrina Williams, Red Rock/Sloan Field Manager. “Your input will help ensure the area remains a special place to enjoy and visit.”
The core basis of an adjustment in amenity fees is to ensure BLM meets its preservation, recreation, public enjoyment and visitor experience management goals identified in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Resource Management Plan and Record of Decision. The standard amenity fee charged at the 13-Mile Scenic Drive last increased in 2018. Since that time, BLM has added numerous amenities, activities and services to improve visitor experiences. Red Rock Canyon has also experienced a significant increase in visitation since 2018.
These proposed fees include reservation fees for camping and the timed reservation system, and an increase to the annual pass fee from $30 to $45. The business plan also revisits planned 2023 fee increases that were approved in 2017. The executive summary of proposed amendments to the business plan is available for review at https://www.blm.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2022-06/Nevada-Red_Rock_Canyon-RRCNCA_Business_Plan_Changes_Executive_Summary.pdf. The previously approved 2018-2028 Red Rock Canyon NCA Business Plan is available at https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/documents/Nevada_Red_Rock_Canyon_Final_RRCNCA_Business_Plan_2018-2028.pdf.
Members of the public may provide input via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, via comment cards available at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center, and postal mail at: Red Rock Business Plan, Bureau of Land Management, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89130. Comments will be accepted until July 22, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Comments will be reviewed and considered for the final Red Rock Canyon Business Plan. The plan will then go before the Mojave-Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council for approval.
The BLM will also hold public meetings at the following times and locations:
- July 6 from 5-7 p.m. at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N Buffalo Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89128
- July 7 virtual meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Registration for the virtual meeting can be made at https://blm.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_k6kFDoeeTTq0k9yHkhB7-Q.
Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada's first national conservation area. It is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. The area includes a LEED certified visitor center, 13-Mile Scenic Drive, miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, road biking, picnic areas, nature observing and the Red Spring Interpretive Boardwalk. More information about Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is available at https://www.blm.gov/site-page/RRCNCA.
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.