BLM Nevada News
Southern Nevada District Office
FOR RELEASE: August 3, 2009
CONTACT: Kirsten Cannon (702) 515-5057; [email protected]

BLM Seeks Comments on Shooting Park Environmental Assessment

Las Vegas -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office
is soliciting public comments in regard to the transfer of 2,880 acres
of public land to Clark County, Nev., to be used as a centralized
shooting park facility. The lands are located north of Decatur
Boulevard. The 30-day review period on the Clark County Shooting Park
Environmental Assessment begins August 3 and ends September 2, 2009.

BLM prepared the environmental assessment (EA) to comply with the
National Environmental Policy Act and a United States District Court
Order.

BLM transferred the subject lands to Clark County in November 2003 in
response to Public Law 107-350, which mandated public lands were to be
conveyed by the Secretary of the Interior for a shooting facility as
soon as practicable after the date of enactment of the Act. The Act
directed the Secretary to transfer the specified lands to Clark County
for a centralized shooting facility. Rather, the Secretary was to
ensure the lands are transferred as directed by Congress.

The environmental assessment is available online at
Southern Nevada District Office.

Written comments should be addressed to Bob Ross, BLM Las Vegas Field
Manager, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130
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The BLM manages more land - 258 million acres - than any other Federal
agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is
primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The Bureau,
with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of
sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's
multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the
public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future
generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities
as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and
energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and
other resources on public lands.

Kirsten Cannon, APR
Bureau of Land Management
4701 North Torrey Pines
Las Vegas, Nevada 89130
Phone: 702-515-5057