January Information Desk Training

Have you visited Sloan Canyon NCA's visitor contact station? Did you receive some useful maps, information and wisdom from someone at the information desk? And have you ever wondered how to can introduce the community to Sloan Canyon? Well wonder no longer, that person can be you. You can be an information desk volunteer! All you need to do is go through a half-day training session led by a BLM ranger, then signup for 1 or more 4-hour shifts at the station. It's fun and easy!

Our next volunteer training session starts at 10am on Wednesday, January 18 at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Pkwy. Here's the schedule:

10:00am-10:30am - BLM Volunteer Orientation
10:30am-11:15am - Trails of Sloan Training
11:15am-11:45pm - Geology Training
01:15pm-01:30pm - Wilderness Training
01:30pm-02:00pm - Wildlife Overview

RSVP is required, contact BLM Ranger Gina Mele at 702-515-5355 or by email at gmele@blm.gov.

See you at the contact station!


Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

From the Friends of Sloan Canyon, much love and happiness this holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, Southern Nevada!

Merry Christmas!


The Visitor Contact Station is Now Open

We've been talking about it on social media for a few weeks now, but in case you missed all that and the writeup in the Review-Journal and the other community buzz Sloan's new visitor contact station is open and active. During the summer it'll be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am-4:30pm.

Sloan Station Hours

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New Henderson trails guide available

Henderson resident Alan O'Neill has released an excellent guide to the city's almost 120 miles of hiking and biking trails. It's available as a PDF download.

Henderson Trails GuideHenderson Trails Guide PDF (69Mb)

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BLM Volunteer Training Dates for March 2016

The next round of BLM led volunteer training is up. If you're interested in working the contact station info desk this is training you need to get in on.

Dates are March 17 & 19 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center. Yes, that's tomorrow and Friday...sorry for the late notice! There should be more training opportunities in weeks ahead.

Direct questions to The Sloan Ranger, Gina Mele, at gmele@blm.gov or 702-515-5355.

March Training Schedule