The Rhodes property functions as a buffer between the urbanized Las Vegas Valley and a unique fragile canyon. If our Commissioner’s proposal is to be more than posturing, we need to get behind her and press our elected officials to save Red Rock Canyon from development. We can do so by emailing, writing, and calling the people who represent us: County, State, and Federal elected officials.
Nevada is largely owned by the Federal Government. Surely there must be some way of trading some of the Federal property for the Canyon land. The power transmission line that is being constructed between Northern and Southern Nevada runs through federally owned desert valleys with great potential as solar parks. The oil and gas reserves discovered in Northeastern nevada enhance the value of Federal land in the area. As Commission Brager points out, there might be Federal land in the Las Vegas Valley that could be exchanged for Rhodes property in Red Rock Canyon.
Our Commissioner’s proposal is a great way of bringing in the new year. We have a chance to make a difference, to save a canyon. For that chance to become reality, we need a full court press. We need to ask our County, State, and Federal officials to act. Now is the time for calls, emails, and letters.
Red Rock Citizens Advisory Council