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Restoration Plan for Virgin River Floodplain Needs Public Input
Restoration Plan for Virgin River Floodplain Needs Public Input

Input is being sought on a restoration plan for thousands of acres in the Virgin River floodplain.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Park Service (NPS), Lake Mead National Recreation Area are seeking public input on the development of a restoration plan for the Virgin River floodplain in Nevada.

The floodplain area covers about 21,000 acres and extends from the Nevada-Arizona state line to the confluence with Lake Mead. The goal of the proposed restoration plan is to describe methods that will be used to reduce invasive tamarisk and restore native vegetation that is resistant to future invasion by non-native species. 

An environmental assessment will be prepared and comments will be accepted from June 3 to July 3. The agencies especially want comments on suggested methods to remove invasive species and restore native vegetation along with suggested priority restoration areas on BLM or NPS managed portions of the floodplain.

The environmental assessment is expected for public comment in fall 2013.

If you have questions, please contact Mathew Hamilton at 515-5157 or mhamilton@blm.gov.

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