The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently issued a request for public input regarding proposed fee hikes at Nevada’s Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area near Las Vegas.
The proposed fee hikes, which would take effect in fiscal year 2018, include raising the vehicle fee to $15 from $7, the motorcycle fee to $10 from $3 and the daily campground fee to $20 from $15, BLM said.
Comments regarding the proposed rate increase can be sent via email, U.S. mail, comment cards, and/or at meetings slated for September, BLM said in a release.
“The BLM welcomes and values diverse views and is soliciting public opinion on how the fees would be used for managing and improving Red Rock Canyon,” Red Rock/Sloan Field Manager Catrina Williams said in the release. “Your input will help ensure the area remains a special place to enjoy and visit.”
Comments can be emailed to BLM_NV_RedRock_BPlan@blm.gov; comment cards can be drooped off at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center at 1000 Scenic Loop Drive, Las Vegas; or comments can be sent via postal mail to: Red Rock Business Plan, Bureau of Land Management, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130.
Public meetings are scheduled to be held in Las Vegas at 6-7 p.m. Sept. 5 and 5-6 p.m. Sept. 6, at the Rainbow Library Meeting Room, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive; and at 2-3 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Sahara West Library Glass Room, 9600 W Sahara Ave.
Red Rock Canyon was Nevada’s first designated national conservation area, and includes a visitor center, hiking trails, picnic spots, and diverse recreational features including mountain and road biking, horseback riding and rock climbing. Fees have not increased since 2011.