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January 14, 2014

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the interagency planning team, we are pleased to share this draft Wilderness Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the management of eight wilderness units within and adjacent to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, of which three have portions which are located on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

The interagency planning team has developed a set of three management alternatives that describe how each wilderness area will be managed for its resources, visitor experience and operations. Alternative B is the NPS and BLM preferred alternative, focusing on providing opportunities for access into the areas and guidance for climbing, while still protecting the character of the wilderness areas. The comments and suggestions that many of you have provided earlier were considered when developing the preferred alternative presented in this plan.

Please look at this draft and provide us your comments by March 23, 2014. You can submit your comments by any one of the following ways:

1) Attend one of our public meetings:

Tuesday, February 11th
4:00 - 6:00 PM (PST)
James Gibson Library
100 W Lake Mead Pkwy
Henderson, Nevada

Wednesday, February 12th
4:00 – 6:00 PM (PST)
Boulder City Library
701 Adams Blvd
Boulder City, Nevada

Thursday, February 13th
4:00 – 6:00 PM (MST) 3:00-5:00 (PST)
Mohave Room 210Community College
3400 Highway 95 Bullhead City, Arizona



2) Mail comments to Greg Jarvis, Planning, Denver Service Center – National Park Service,
12795 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228

3) Submit comments on the Internet at the NPS planning website: http//parkplanning.nps.gov/lake

We welcome your continued participation in this important effort, and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

William K. Dickinson, Superintendent Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Timothy Smith, District Manager Southern Nevada District Office

Contact Information
Greg Jarvis, Project Manager, National Park Service, 12795 W Alameda Parkway, Denver, CO 80225 (303-969-2263) and Randy Kyes, Wilderness Planner, Bureau of Land Management, 4701 North Torrey Pines, Las Vegas, NV 89130 (702-515-5287)