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BLM Wants Public Input On Clark County Plan

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment through  Jan. 7 on its draft resource management plan for Clark and southern Nye counties.

Federal land managers say their preferred plan to manage 3.1 million acres of public land in southern Nevada would balance resource development and protection.  Among other things, that would create solar energy zones, encourage wind energy development in open areas, and designate corridors for power lines and pipelines. It also would create 20 new areas of critical environmental concern totaling over 275,000 acres and expand the size of existing ones. Such areas receive a higher level of protection.

Another alternative would place greater emphasis on resource protection, while another would place more stress on resource development. A final alternative would make no changes.
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