Happy Birthday to Red Rock!
On this day, November 16, 1990, The Red Rock National Conservation Area was born. We think back on all our great memories with gratitude to those who had the vision to protect her with this highest of designations in the BLM. Today we can give back with three easy birthday gifts for Red Rock. We can Advocate, Participate, and Donate to show some love to our beautiful National Conservation Area who’s turning 31 years old today!
red rock B-day Gift #1: Advocate
For most of Red Rock NCA’s 30th year, Save Red Rock has been working with Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s office to include an important conservation expansion in the SNEDCA Bill. Representative Dina Titus has also introduced this bill to the House. This provision would expand the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area by 50,000 acres for much needed protection. The Southern Nevada Conservation and Economic Development Act [SNEDCA] has been heard in congress and we are waiting to see what they will do with it. You can write your support here to help give Red Rock 50,000 acres of protection for her 31st Birthday!
Ask Nevada's Congressional Delegation to support the Red Rock expansion in the SNEDCA Bill
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Southern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act
Save Red Rock is proud to support The Southern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act, championed by Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto and Congresswoman Dina Titus.
The act will protect critical wildlife habitat and cultural sites within the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The NCA expansion portion of the legislation, which Save Red Rock worked with Senator Cortez-Masto to draft, will increase the RRCNCA by 50,000 acres. This expansion will allow for more sustainable outdoor recreation, including biking, hiking, horseback riding, and climbing, while decreasing pressures on the area by dispersing recreation.
This act also recommends redesignating over 1100 acres of public land on Blue Diamond Hill. The act removes the lands from “disposal properties,” which may be purchased by private parties for development. Instead, the lands will be added to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, expanding opportunities for recreation and conservation. Save Red Rock has been fighting for this redesignation since 2001 through public rallies and petitions.
red rock B-day Gift #2: Participate
CALLING ALL: CLIMBERS, HIKERS, EQUESTRIANS, ROAD AND MOUNTAIN BIKE USERS:
If you recreate in the Calico Basin Area, which includes everything from the east border of the Scenic Loop to the west border of Summerlin, North of 159, you’ll be interested in participating in this public meeting, which includes proposals such as restricting hours for climbers, hikers, and equestrians in Calico Basin and restricting all mountain bike uses west of Summerlin.
This Thursday, Nov. 18, 6-8pm, BLM invites public participation to discuss management options for the section of Red Rock from Calico Basin to Summerlin, including possible entrance stations, operating hours like the loop, and mountain bike trail closures.
You may also email your comments before December 8 to: [email protected].
WHO: The Public
WHAT: Virtual meeting for the public regarding the proposed BLM Management Plan for Calico Basin the Summerlin Area of Red Rock Canyon.
WHEN: Thursday, November 18, 6-8PM
HOW: Register at this link: https://empsi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_84EIr97PQAy8bLd88OoAqA
MORE INFO ON BLM SITE: https://www.virtualpublicmeeting.com/calicobasinramp-home
Southern Nevada Climbers Coalition Survey
Mountain Bike Petition
Please join the Bureau of Land Management on November 18, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm PST, for a presentation, question and answer session, and public comment session for the Calico Basin Draft Recreation Area Management Plan and Environmental Assessment. The public comment period is open from November 8 to December 8, 2021. For more information please visit the virtual public meeting companion website at https://www.virtualpublicmeeting.com/calicobasinramp-home.
red rock b-day Gift #3: Donate
Give the gift that keeps on giving. Your support is much appreciated to help keep Red Rock’s natural and recreational resources healthy, accessible, protected and thriving.