The BLM Ely District Caliente Field Office is taking public comment for two Lincoln County projects and have set March 1 as the deadline on both issues.

One is seeking public input to aid in the development of a management plan for the popular Little Ash Springs Recreation Site, located alongside U.S. Highway 93 about 100 miles north of Las Vegas, and the other is on the Lincoln County Partners Non-motorized Multipurpose Trails 2015 Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA), a proposed multipurpose, non-motorized trail system to be located near Caliente.

Two meetings will be held on Ash Springs. First, Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, then Thursday, Feb. 4, Pahranagat Valley High School multi-purpose room, 151 South Main St, Alamo. Both meetings are from 6 – 8 p.m.

The plan would provide the Ely District management direction for the BLM-administered portion of Ash Springs and address visitor usage and public safety, endangered and sensitive species habitat, water quality, and compliance with existing local, state and federal laws. Interested individuals should address all written comments to the BLM Caliente Field Office, P.O. Box 237, Caliente, NV 89008-0237 Attn: Ash Springs. Comments may also be submitted electronically with the subject, “ATTN: Ash Springs” to blm_nv_ash_springs@blm.gov.

For more information or to be placed on the mailing list, contact the BLM Caliente Field Office at (775) 726-8100 or blm_nv_ash_springs@blm.gov.

Regarding the multi-purpose hiking and mountain biking trails, a 30-day public comment is now underway and concludes March 1, 2016.

The proposed trails system would enhance access to public lands by constructing new multipurpose hiking and mountain biking trails.

The trails would improve non-motorized recreational opportunities in Lincoln County. Development of the new trails and trailheads would not reduce access to or conflict with current recreational opportunities in the area.

Additional information can be obtained in the preliminary EA, available online at http://1.usa.gov/1nesxl2.

For those interested in making written comment, address all comments to the BLM Caliente Field Office, PO Box 237, Caliente, NV 89008, Attn: 2015 Trails Project or fax them to the office at (775) 726- 8111.

Comments may also be submitted electronically at blm_nv_eydo_lctrails@blm.gov.

When making comment on one/or both issues, be aware your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time.

For more information, contact Project Manager Jon Prescott at (775) 726-8144 or jprescott@blm.gov.