The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Caliente Field Office has extended until Monday, March 21, 2016, the public input period for the development of a management plan for the Ash Springs Recreation Site, located alongside U.S. Highway 93 about 100 miles north of Las Vegas. The BLM extended the 30-day public input period an additional 21 days to provide the public the opportunity to attend a public meeting in Las Vegas and provide input.

The BLM is scheduled to meet with the public from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 10, at Shadow Ridge High School, 5050 Brent Lane, in Las Vegas.

The plan would provide the Ely District management direction for the BLM-administered portion of Ash Springs and address visitor usage and public safety, endangered and sensitive species habitat, water quality, and compliance with existing local, state and federal laws.

Interested individuals should address all written comments to the BLM Caliente Field Office, P.O. Box 237, Caliente, NV 89008-0237 Attn: Ash Springs. Comments may also be submitted electronically with the subject, “ATTN: Ash Springs” to blm_nv_ash_springs@blm.gov. 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.

For more information or to be placed on the mailing list, contact the BLM Caliente Field Office at (775) 726-8100 or blm_nv_ash_springs@blm.gov.