Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Lovell Canyon Public Input Meeting

Tuesday, April 17th @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

For the past 2 years Sierra Club has been working with the folks of Save Red RockSave Lovell CanyonGet Outdoors Nevada (formerly the Outside Las Vegas Foundation) and Friends of Nevada Wilderness to clean up Lovell Canyon. Unfortunately the area has seen lots of damage from fires & trash as a result of improper use, from things like target shooters not practicing “Leave No Trace Principles”, shooting up trees, and using explosive targets in a dry forest. We have an opportunity to influence the management of one of our beautiful forest lands to ensure these resources and lands will be around indefinitely for future generations. Please see the press release by the Forest Service Below:

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest News Release

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Spring Mountains National Recreation Area is hosting two open houses to solicit input on the future of recreation use in Lovell Canyon outside of Las Vegas. Comments received from this public process will help create a long-term plan for the management of dispersed multi-use recreation for the Lovell Canyon Area.

“We want to encourage as many people to participate as possible,” said Area Manager Donn Christiansen. “The information gathered from these meetings will help the U.S. Forest Service determine what types of recreation uses are appropriate in Lovell Canyon.”


Two public open houses are planned for April and Forest Service recreation and resource specialists will be on hand to share information on Level Canyon’s current use patterns, safety issues, and answer questions. Anyone attending the meeting will be asked to fill out a questionnaire to answer the following questions:

— What type of recreation uses do you think are appropriate in the Lovell Canyon area, and where should they occur?

— What safety or access conflicts have you seem between user groups?

— How could these conflicts be resolved (by changing locations of a use, how the use occurs, or some other way)?

— If the Forest were to develop more developed recreation facilities in Lovell Canyon, what would you like to see and where (e.g. parking areas, campgrounds, picnic areas, restrooms)?


The open houses will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

Tuesday, April 17

U.S. Forest Service’s Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Office

4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, Nevada, 89130

Wednesday, April 18

Bob Ruud Community Center

150 N. Hwy 160, Pahrump, Nevada, 89060


For people who cannot attend either one of the meetings, written, faxed, hand-delivered and electronic comments will be accepted until April 25, 2018. Written comments can be faxed to (702) 515-5447 or mailed to:


Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

Attn. Naaman Horn, Public Affairs Specialist

4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr.

Las Vegas, NV 89130


E-mail to htnfinfo@gmail.com

For more information contact Naaman Horn, Public Affairs Specialist, at (702) 515-5413, or Donn Christiansen, Area Manager, (702) 515-5448.


Tuesday, April 17th
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Office
4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr.
Las Vegas,NV89130United States
+ Google Map
(702) 872-5486


Save Red Rock
Save Lovell Canyon
Get Outdoors Nevada
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Sierra Club – Southern Nevada Group