For the past 2 years Sierra Club has been working with the folks of Save Red Rock, Save Lovell Canyon, Get 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:
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
2100 E. Walt Williams Dr., Suite 100, Pahrump, Nevada, 89048
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 email@example.com.
For more information contact Naaman Horn, Public Affairs Specialist, at 702-515-5413, or Donn Christiansen, Area Manager, 702-515-5448.