Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Initiating Scoping for Potosi Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project

Contact(s): Erica Hupp (775) 355-5311; Naaman Horn (702) 515-5413

Las Vegas – The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is initiating a public scoping period for the Potosi Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project on the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) outside of Las Vegas. This project seeks to eliminate hazardous fire fuels, while improving habitat for wildlife and sensitive plant species on approximately 693 acres of National Forest System lands. The project is located southwest of Nevada State Route 160 in the Potosi watershed on the western side of the Potosi Pines Camp and Mt. Potosi Boy Scout Camp.

“The Forest is eager to receive input from the public and to identify any other considerations that we should be taking into account before a final decision is made,” said Acting Area Manager Jose Noriega.

For your comments to be most useful to the analysis, the Responsible Official asks that they be submitted by Wednesday, January 2. A Decision is expected on this project by the end of January 2019. The public can view the project information at:

Written comments must be submitted to Carrie Thaler, Project Leader, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr., Las Vegas, NV. 89130 or hand-delivered during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. Facsimiles can be sent to 702-515-5447.

Electronic comments must be submitted in a format such as plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), or Word (.doc). Comments can be uploaded to the “Comments/Object on Project” section of the project website at under “Get Connected.”