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BLM Seeks Second Round Input on Revised

By ThisIsReno

blm_logoThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra Front Field Office is seeking input on a revised proposal by the Carson Valley Trails Association (CVTA) to construct two, non-motorized loop trails six miles in length each, along the west side of the Pine Nut Mountains in Douglas County, Nevada. Written comments will be accepted through June 11, 2013.

The revised project consists of two, six-mile non-motorized loop trails as follows:

  • Juniper Loop – utilizing an existing trailhead off of Stephanie Way; and
  • Pinyon Loop – two trailhead locations are under consideration, near the intersection of Out-R-Way and Blue Bird Road, or on Pine Nut Road.

Neither of these loop trails would impact motorized use in the Pine Nut Mountains. The CVTA would enter into a long-term agreement with the BLM for trail maintenance.

Previously, in October 2012 the BLM had provided a 30-day public scoping period for the Carson Valley Discover Trail. A public workshop was held on November 14, 2012 at the Pinon Hills Elementary School. Approximately 120 people attended and the BLM received 61 comments.

Since that time the project has been revised from a 45-mile system of non-motorized trails to two, six-mile non-motorized loop trails. The project has been renamed the Juniper and Pinyon Loop Trails Project. Maps of the revised project area and other information is available at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm_information/nepa.html

Privacy note: before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal information in your comment(s), 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(s) to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Only those substantive and relevant comments will be considered. Should you have any questions, or to submit your comments, contact: Brian Buttazoni, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, 5665 Morgan Mill Rd, Carson City, Nevada 89701 or email at: [email protected] Comments can also be faxed to: 775-885-6147 attn: Brian Buttazoni. For more information call: 775-885-6004.