The Bureau of Land Management will host a public information forum to develop a tool to identify restoration opportunities in the Southern District of Nevada

LA VEGAS – As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s America the Beautiful campaign to conserve, connect and restore 30% of public lands by 2030, the BLM’s Southern Nevada District Office is hosting an informational forum to gather feedback from public land users to prioritize areas for restoration. projects.

“This informational forum is an essential first step in gathering public input so that BLM can develop a GIS tool to identify restoration opportunities that present the greatest benefit to threatened and endangered species and migratory birds. “said Angie Bulletts, District Manager of Southern Nevada. “Funding has been secured and feedback will be used to determine which projects will receive funding.”

As part of the BLM’s multi-use mission, the Southern District of Nevada manages 3.1 million acres of public lands in Clark and Nye counties. BLM is seeking feedback on areas in the district that are ideal for restoration projects such as replanting native plants, removing invasive weeds and rehabilitating closed roads.

The Virtual Information Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 9 from 6-8 p.m. PST. To register, go to https://empsi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sPxOPNMbTH-G42H1FPOAPg. The meeting will be recorded and posted on BLM Nevada YouTube.

The information forum will include a brief presentation of the map being developed to prioritize neighborhood restoration projects, followed by a Q&A portion and finally a comment period.

It will be incorporated into the Southern Nevada District Habitat Restoration Opportunity Map. Once projects are prioritized, an environmental scan, including additional opportunities for public comment, will be conducted for each project.

Those who cannot attend the meeting, or wish to provide feedback outside of the informational forums, can email [email protected] or comment using the form at the end of this website: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/125deb6b01a34411b0e738c5443063a7 You can provide feedback until April 8, 2022.

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