Reclamation Issues Draft Environmental Assessment for Laughlin-Area Recreation Amenities

Media Contact: Robert Walsh, 702-293-8421

For Release: December 04, 2006

The Bureau of Reclamation has issued a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) that evaluates the effects of a proposal to provide diverse recreational facilities near Laughlin, Nev.

The proposal would allow the construction and operation of new facilities on and the use of the Laughlin Regional Park and Regional Heritage Greenway Trails for recreational purposes on federal lands north of Laughlin. Reclamation is the lead federal agency for the proposed project, in partnership with Clark County.

Proposed is a system of pedestrian and equestrian trails, trailheads, day-use areas, cultural and natural resource protection areas, interpretive sites, and transportation improvements to facilitate non-motorized access. Reclamation is the lead federal agency for the proposed project, in partnership with Clark County. For detailed information on the proposal, contact Anthony Vigil, Bureau of Reclamation, at (702) 293-8674, or Ken Lambert, Clark County, at (702) 455-6066.

A public meeting and open house will be held December 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Laughlin Town Manager's Office, 101 Civic Way in Laughlin, to allow interested parties and individuals to view concept design plans and submit written comments on the proposed project to project representatives.

Electronic copies of the EA, which contains a detailed project description and evaluation of the anticipated effects, are available on request from NewFields International. Hard copies can be reviewed at:

Laughlin Town Manager's Office, 101 Civic Way, Laughlin NV 89029, Attn: Deborah Murray

Laughlin Library, 2840 South Needles Highway, Laughlin NV 89029

Clark County Department of Public Works, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas NV 89155, Attn: Ken Lambert

NewFields International, 8250 West Charleston, Ste. 100, Las Vegas NV 89117, Attn: Anne DuBarton

Public comments on the proposed project will be accepted for 30 days. Comments can be mailed to: Laughlin Regional Park and Trails EA, 8250 West Charleston, Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV, 89117; faxed to (702)-952-2073; or submitted by e-mail at If comments are e-mailed, the subject line of the e-mail should refer to "Laughlin Regional Park and Trails EA."

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