Valley of Fire State Park planning workshops May 6 and 7

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Division of State Parks is holding public workshops on the development of a general management plan for Valley of Fire State Park. This effort involves an expanded update of the park’s 1990 master plan to include resource management and park operations.

The first meeting will be on May 6, 2009 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with a presentation at 6:30 pm, at the Las Vegas Region Office located at 4747 W. Vegas Drive, Las Vegas, Nev.

2007 12 06 valleyoffire Valley of Fire State Park planning workshops May 6 and 7The second meeting will be on May 7, 2009 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with a formal presentation at 6:30 pm, at the Overton Community Center located at 320 N. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton, Nev.

Valley of Fire is one of our top priorities and we are inviting the public to attend and provide input into the park’s future development and operation. The existing plan is almost 20 years old and Clark County has had significant population increases. Recreation use has changed radically so the park’s new plan needs to reflect those changes, said Dave Morrow, administrator of the Nevada Division of State Parks. Much has changed since the 1990 master plan was completed. We need to revise and expand the plan so the park meets the needs of current and future visitors.

The two meetings are being held in separate locations to accommodate everyone who is interested in attending. The agendas are the same for both meetings. Information is available here.

Contact Jenny Scanland at 775-684-2787 for additional information.