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Peter Vahry
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Feds to lock you out of almost 3 MILLION acres no Mountains, hiking, off roading enjoying nature for you!
October 30th, 2014

Federal Register / Vol. 79, No.197 Notice, outlines plans to make the Bundy ranch and most of the rest of Southern Nevada, Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). 90 days from October 10th, 2014 these proposals will become federal law without consent from the Nevada State legislatures or the people of Southern Nevada.

Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) are human restricted management areas. ACECs have been a tool used by the federal government to gain further control of large masses of western lands and the resources.

As proposed, nearly 3 million acres in Southern Nevada will be locked away from the people. This includes most uses on the land (recreational, agricultural or otherwise).

Listed below are just a few of the outlined restriction that come with ACECs:

· Closed Roads
· Excluded Trails
· Closed to Camping
· Closed to Recreational Vehicles
· Closed to Motorized Travel
· Closed to Livestock Grazing
· Restricted Human Hiking
· Restricted Horseback Riding
· Exclude Group Recreations
· Closed to Mineral Development
· Closed to Water Access
· Closed to Hunting / Target Shooting

Area Acres

Big Spring Valley 79,958
Muddy Mountains 228,297
Bitter Spring 61,840
Old SpanishTrail 51,449
California Wash 11,998
Opel Mountains 77,410
Gale Hills / Lovell Wash 4,788
Pahrump Valley 41,770
Grapevine Springs 202
Pahrump Valley to McCullough 274,061
Highland Range 53,015
Perkins Ranch 408
Hiko Wash 708
South Bare Mountains 87,692
Ivanpah Valley 3,134
South Newbury Mountains 26,877
Invanpah Valley 289,599
Specter Hills 6,603
Jean Lake 12,692
Devils HoleHills 283,538
LaMadre (North & South) 2,431
Spirit Mountain 9,488
Lava Dune 623
Stewart Valley 5,204
Logandale 8,118
Stuart Ranch 278
Lower Mormon Mesa 66,353
Stump Spring 126,952
Mesa Milkyetch 9,183
Upper Las Vegas Wash 22,244
Moapa / Mesquite 2,219
Valley of Fire 131,378
Mt Schader 285
Mormon Mesa 167,594
Virgin River 8,500
Whitney Pockets 160
Armagosa Mesquite 9,650
Arden Sites 1,142
Arrow Canyon 2,070
Ash Meadows 28,202
Big Dune 2,456
Coyote Spring 51,528
Crescent Townsites 435
Devils Throat 848
Gold Butte 346,895
Keyhole Canyon 446
Hidden Valley 3,356
Piute / Eldorado 352,159
Rainbow Gardens 39,366
Red Rock Springs 683
River Mountain 11,029
Stump Springs 646

Total Restricted Acres 2,767,941

Since this is an election year you can get this changed.

Call, email, fax use a homing pigeon what ever you have to to show them that things do matter to you, and that you won’t be voting for them if this goes through.

This is an important issue for all of us.

Contact info for reps:


Information gathered from the October 10th, 2014 a Notice from the federal registry.



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