Public Notices & Alerts

10/2/18: Beaver Dam Road Project

The Federal Highway Administration, Central Federal Lands Highway Division (FHWA-CFLHD), in coordination with Nevada State Parks and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is proposing improvements to approximately 2.2 miles of Beaver Dam Road between Campground B and the Waterfall trailhead in Beaver Dam State Park. The project consists of the following activities:

Regrade and widen the existing roadway to a minimum of 14 feet.
Replace or repair old or damaged culverts.
Install a low-water crossing along the road.
Repair roadside ditches.
Improve roadway slope stability where needed.
Regrade and widen two existing parking pullouts to accommodate additional parking at the Waterfall trailhead.

The project will require road closure between Campground B and the Waterfall trailhead for an estimated 3 to 4 months, starting in February 2019. Access to recreation facilities in the southern portion of the State Park will be limited during this period.

As part of the environmental review process, FHWA-CFLHD is considering the proposed road closure and its effects on the State Park, which is considered a Section 4(f) property under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89-670, 80 Stat. 931; 23 CFR Part 774). The temporary closure and limited access to a portion of the State Park during construction are considered a temporary occupancy use of the Park under Section 4(f). The project would not permanently incorporate State Park lands into a transportation facility, but the closure of a portion of the Park is considered adverse during the construction period. Based on the assessment of use, FHWA-CFLHD anticipates making a de minimis finding in concurrence with Nevada State Parks.

This notice serves as the public notification of the proposed road closure and the FHWA-CFLHD’s anticipated finding under Section 4(f) of the DOT Act. If you have any questions or comments regarding this finding, please submit written comments to the FHWA-CFLHD Project Manager by no later than October 17, 2018.

Lou Haasis, Project Manager
FHWA-CFLHD
12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 380
Lakewood, CO 80228
Lou.Haasis@dot.gov

3/1/18: Park and Recreation Grants Available

$600,000 in grants available for park and recreation projects. The Nevada Division of State Parks is pleased to announce the availability of approximately $600,000 from the U.S. Department of the Interior, for park and recreation development and acquisition projects through the Land and Water Conservation Fund program. All local governments, including counties, cities, towns, general improvement districts, and Native American tribal governments are potentially eligible for the 50:50 matching grants offered through the program. The Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1964 was enacted to safeguard our natural areas, water resources and cultural heritage, and to provide recreation opportunities to all Americans through the development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities. Previous projects have included the development the North Sunridge Park Restrooms in Douglas County, Beatty Town Square in Beatty, and the Miguel Ribera Skate Park in Reno. The application package and grant manual are available online at http://parks.nv.gov/about/grant-programs/land-and-water-conservation-fund. The deadline for grant application submittal has been extended to MAY 25, 2018, by 12 p.m. Please submit applications VIA EMAIL to jkeillor@parks.nv.gov. 

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