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

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Getting into Sloan Canyon During Road Construction

Feb 16 UPDATE: Reports are the route described below has been fenced off. Once we get a confirmation on the best route we'll post it.

We have a quick update on access to the petroglyph area for the next few months. Construction has officially begun on the paved road leading to the new visitor contact center. For the duration of the construction work vehicular access to the Sloan Canyon parking area will be cutoff. BLM is asking all visitors wishing to visit Sloan Canyon from the north to park at Adventura Park, located on Via Firenze just south of Bicentennial Parkway. From the park walk south on Via Firenze to where it meets Democracy Drive. Proceed west along the new road then south at the BLM Sloan Canyon sign to the unpaved parking area. The trailhead is located at the parking lot. A larger more detailed view of this map is available on Google Maps.

Map of Sloan Canyon Access

 

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Volunteer Training Dates set for February

Recently we put the call out for volunteers to help us staff Sloan Canyon NCA's upcoming visitor contact station and provide other interpretive services for Sloan visitors. If you contacted us about this thank you! We're working with BLM to ensure that, even in it's initial temporary stage, the contact station is a fun and useful resource for people visiting the area, and we're ecstatic that you're willing to help make this happen.

Volunteers are being asked to participate in BLM-led training on the biology, geology, history and trails of Sloan. The February training dates as below. Mid-day classes on Friday the 12th, then some evening classes on two Wednesdays, the 17th and 24th. Contact Gina, the Sloan Ranger, to signup and for more info. 702-515-5355 or gmele@blm.gov.

Sloan NCA February Training Schedule

Gina will also be leading a couple orientation field trips for those that are new to Sloan Canyon NCA. The two dates scheduled so far are Tuesday the 16th and Tuesday the 23rd, each from 9am-1pm.

There is no extended commitment to volunteer at the visitors contact station, you can signup one-time for a shift, for the same shift each week or multiple shifts on various days, whatever activity level matches your interest and availability. This is a great way to learn about aspects of the NCA you may not have known and in turn help visitors appreciate and responsibly tour this excellent natural & recreational resource.

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BLM and NDOW Hosting Meeting on Wildlife Management in Wilderness Areas and Wilderness Study Areas

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southern Nevada District Office and Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is seeking input regarding issues related to wildlife management activities in wilderness and wilderness study areas.

The BLM is in the process of preparing a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (EA) regarding NDOW’s Annual Operations and Maintenance Schedule of proposed fish and wildlife management activities, projects, and developments planned within 13 designated wilderness areas and four wilderness study areas throughout Southern Nevada.

The meetings will include a brief presentation from the BLM and NDOW followed by an open house. Written comment forms will be available at the meeting.

  • Tuesday, February 9 at 2:00–3:30pm at the Summerlin Library Conference Room, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89134
  • Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00–7:30pm at the Nevada Division of State Parks Conference Room, 4747 Vegas Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89108
  • Wednesday, February 10 at 6:00–7:30pm at the Nevada Division of State Parks Conference room, 4747 Vegas Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89108

 

Written comments may also be sent to blm_nv_sndo_wilderness@blm.gov through February 26, 2016. If you need additional information, please contact Steve Leslie, Wilderness planner at 702-515-5054 or sleslie@blm.gov.

The public will also have additional opportunities to comment on the proposed project when the draft Environmental Assessment is released in August 2016.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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