LA VEGAS – The Southern Nevada District Office of Land Management issued a Record of Decision and finding of no significant impact based on the analysis provided in the Nevada Recreation Area Management Plan. Harris Springs and environmental assessment.
The plan guides future development and provides management direction for recreational resources in the Harris Springs area, located in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area northwest of Las Vegas, south of Nevada State Route 157. .
In 2013, the Carpenter I fire burned a large area of public land in the area. The result left an open area with little or no vegetation.
“There has been an exponential growth in activities in the region which have created disruptions causing damage to natural resources which need to be addressed,” said Shedra Rakestraw, Assistant Director of Red Rock/Sloan Field Office. “This plan addresses recreational uses, designated and unauthorized roads, vegetation rehabilitation, and information kiosks and signage.”
The plan and environmental assessment documents are available at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2017352/510.
More information about Red Rock Canyon is available on the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area website at https://www.blm.gov/red-rock-canyon-nca.