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BLM Seeks Input on Proposed Carson Valley Discovery Trail

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Sierra Front Field Office is seeking the public's assistance to identify concerns and to offer suggestions for the preparation of an environmental assessment for the Carson Valley Discovery Trail. The project is proposed by the Carson Valley Trails Association (CVTA), a community-based organization focused on providing non-motorized recreation opportunities for the general public.  The proposed project area is in the Pine Nut Mountains in Douglas and Carson City counties.

The environmental assessment will evaluate the potential effects of trail construction and maintenance.  The CVTA proposal includes:

  • Construct and maintain 45 miles of new non-motorized trails along the west side of the Pine Nut Mountains;
  • The trail system would include one primary trail with five loop trails;
  • The new trails would involve BLM-managed lands and a small portion of lands managed by the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest;
  • Utilize two existing trailhead/access points for parking and trail information; and
  • Modify or construct eight new trailhead/access points for parking and trail information.

The BLM would like to hear about any existing concerns or conflict of uses.

  • Do you have knowledge of sensitive or unique resources within the proposed project area?
  • Do you have knowledge of conflicts between recreation users within the proposed project area?
  • Do you have knowledge of conflicts with the proposed trailhead/access points?
  • Do you have other information about the proposed project area that could assist us with our evaluation?

The project proposal will be presented to the Carson City Board of Supervisors and the Douglas County Commissioners on Thurs., Nov. 1, 2012.  The Carson City Board of Supervisors meeting is 9 a.m., 851 East William Street, in Carson City, and the Douglas County Commissioners meeting is at 1 p.m. at 1616 8 Street, in Minden, Nev.

A public workshop on the proposal will be held on Wed., Nov. 14, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Pinon Hills Elementary School, 1479 Stephanie Way, in Minden, Nev.

For additional information and a map of the proposed trail system go to:  http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm_information/nepa.html.

From the Bureau of Land Management 

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