Construction began at the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area in September 2011 at Cathedral Rock Picnic Area. New projects will begin construction in 2012-2013. All construction work will be completed by the end of 2014. Information is provided below that specifically addresses each recreation site on the mountain.
Concrete is aging and crumbling, picnic tables and other amenities are old and need replacement.
Restrooms are inaccessible from picnic and camping sites resulting in unplanned trails that cause soil erosion.
Asphalt is crumbling throughout the campgrounds and picnic area...
The Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA) became law in October 1998. It allows the Bureau of Land Management to sell public land within a specific boundary around Las Vegas, Nevada. The revenue derived from land sales is split between the State of Nevada General Education Fund (5%), the Southern Nevada Water Authority (10%), and a special account available to the Secretary of the Interior for:
Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas
Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plans (MSHCP)
Environmentally Sensitive Land Acquisitions
Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention
Eastern Nevada Landscape Restoration Act
Lake Tahoe Restoration Act Projects
Other provisions in the SNPLMA direct certain land sale and acquisition procedures, direct the BLM to convey title of land in the McCarran Airport noise zone to Clark County, and provide for the sale of land for affordable housing.