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Publisher's Note: Suggestions are welcome as we update this resource guide.

This week the new road and contact station were formally inaugurated at the entrance to Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, making this one of most interesting wild places to visit on the weekends.

The new road and contact station will be open only from 8am - 430pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until the end of September. The road will be blocked with a gate on the other days of the week until October 1, when it will be open the same hours until May 1, 2017.

How to get there: Find the corner of Democracy and Firienzie. Take the graded, unpaved road a few hundred yards and make a left onto the paved Nawghaw Poa Road. The station is 1 mile up at the end of that road.

Jim Stanger, Friends of Sloan Canyon

Key Links

BLM's website for Sloan Canyon NCA
http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/lvfo/blm_programs/blm_special_areas/sloan_canyon_nca.html
implementation_management.Par.18490.File.dat/FINAL%20Entire%20Strategy.pdf

Friends of Sloan Canyon

http://www.friendsofsloan.org - @Sloancanyonf
https://www.facebook.com/friendsofsloan
@roadup

https://www.meetup.com/Friends-of-Sloan-Canyon


https://living-las-vegas.com/2016/06/sloan-canyon-new-look/
"In fact, Sloan Canyon has sometimes been called the Sistine Chapel of Native American rock art. "

Recent Events

https://www.facebook.com/events/945280842220323/
Like Gold Butte, Sloan Canyon is an area that needs and deserves a protected designation--and in 2002, it became a National Conservation Area. What is an NCA designation? Why was it needed for Sloan Canyon and how is it managed today? Jim Stanger, President of the Friends of Sloan Canyon will describe the amazing resources at Sloan Canyon NCA and the importance of conserving special places. Learn about the wilderness and cultural treasures in your backyard! Located just south of Anthem and Henderson, Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area encompasses a 75 square mile area of volcanic hills, an abundance of desert-dwelling plants and animals and amazing cultural resources. Photo: Petroglyphs in Sloan Canyon NCA. Photo courtesy of Friends of Sloan.

January 6 and 7, 530-730pm Outcome Based Workshops at the Henderson Multigenerational Center
Poster

October 1, 6-8pm, Levi Strauss & Co., 501 Executive Airport Dr
https://www.facebook.com/events/1640997089503188

The meeting format will consist of a short presentation at 6:15 p.m. describing the proposed action and other alternatives considered followed by a question and answer session. The environmental analysis will be posted on the BLM website at http://1.usa.gov/1VdYEke. Written comment forms will be available at the meeting and comments may also be sent to bwarner@blm.gov through October 12.

All proposed developments will aid in the protection and conservation of resources and includes a paved access road from Democracy Drive into Sloan Canyon, paved parking at the entrance of Petroglyph Canyon, installation of a temporary visitor contact station including restrooms and interpretative materials as well as the addition of non-motorized trails.

To view an animation of the route, please visit https://youtu.be/6Uo0MWPAt4Y

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For additional information about the meeting, please call the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area at (702) 515-5350.



Construction of an Access Road and Temporary Contact Station, Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area



May 27, 6-8pm Open House, Levi Strauss & Co.
http://www.friendsofsloan.org/events/sloan-canyon-nca-open-house

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Red Rock/Sloan Field Office will host an open house on the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area Implementation Management Strategy as well as initiate scoping on projects proposed to be completed by the end of the year. The open house will be held on May 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Levi Strauss & Co. located at 501 Executive Airport Drive in Henderson.

The open house will begin with a short presentation at 6:15 p.m. Participants will then meet with BLM specialists and partners to answer questions. Representatives from the City of Henderson and Friends of Sloan Canyon will be present. Written comment forms will be available for the proposed 2015 projects.

On April 30, BLM released the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area Implementation Management Strategy. Based on public input, the immediate priority is to improve access to Petroglyph Canyon. By the end of 2015, the goal is completion of an access road, installation of a temporary visitor contact station and added amenities (vault toilet, kiosk, increased parking). The implementation strategy serves as a recommendation document rather than a decision document. Decisions will involve public comment through National Environmental Policy Act documents and Resource Advisory Council consultation.

Copies of the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area Implementation Management Strategy can be found online at http://on.doi.gov/12pO6F0. For additional information about the meeting, please call the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area at (702) 515-5350.

Paiute Connections

Nawghaw Poa means “mountain sheep trail” in Paiute

Headlines

https://knpr.org/headline/2016-05/new-trails-roads-leading-sloan-canyon
http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/traffic-transportation/after-13-years-blm-finally-rolls-out-welcome-mat-sloan-canyon
http://www.ktvn.com/story/32012387/officials-tribal-leaders-marking-work-done-at-sloan-canyon
http://www.reviewjournal.com/real-estate/gateway-sloan-canyon

Promotion

http://findyourpark.vegas/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Sloan-Canyon-Rack-Card.pdf

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Photos

Sloan Canyon Meeting 05.2015
Sloan Canyon Meeting 05.2015
Friends of Sloan Canyon

Paseo Verde Library @ Henderson, NV 09.2015

Sloan Canyon Panorama

Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=sloan%20canyon&license=1%2C2%2C9%2C10