The planning area is located in Southern Nevada and includes all public lands managed by the Las Vegas Field Office within Clark County and all public lands managed by the Pahrump Field Office in southern Nye County, outside the Air Force’s Nellis Test and Training Range. The planning area is bordered by:
To the east - Lake Mead National Recreation Area; Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument; Mojave County, Arizona; and lands managed by the BLM’s Arizona Strip Field Office
To the north - Desert National Wildlife Range and Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge; the Air Force’s Nellis Test and Training Range; Department of Energy’s Nevada Test Site; Lincoln and Esmerelda counties, Nevada; and lands managed by the BLM’s Caliente and Tonopah Field Offices
To the west - Death Valley National Park; San Bernardino County, California; and public lands managed by the BLM’s Barstow Field Office
To the south - Mojave National Preserve and public lands managed by BLM’s Needles and Kingman Field Offices
The planning area surrounds, but does not include: the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Major drainages in the planning area include the Amargosa, Muddy and Virgin Rivers and Meadow Valley Wash.