BLMs Proposed Wilderness Plan Focuses on Red Rocks Bolting Proposal, NV

The Bureau of Land Management in Las Vegas has just finished accepting scoping comments to their Preliminary Proposed Wilderness Management Plan for Red Rocks which includes the La Madre Mountain and Rainbow Mountain Wilderness areas. See www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/nv/field_offices/las_vegas_field_office/...

The BLM will now take these public comments and formulate management alternatives for Red Rocks including new policies to permit new fixed anchor. Look for a draft plan in late 2007 or early 2008. For more background on this issue, see the Access Funds comments www.accessfund.org/pdf/RedRocksScop.pdf and stay tuned to the Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council www.lvclc.org for news of the local Vegas position on new Red Rocks climbing policies.