Public Review Notice
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Sierra Front Field Office in coordination with the Great Basin Institute (GBI), Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space, and the Sun Valley General Improvement District (SVGID) is proposing to construct and maintain a recreational staging area on Chimney Road, in Washoe County, Nevada (see Maps). To evaluate this proposal, the BLM has prepared a final environmental assessment (EA) in order to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Historic Preservation Act.
Key elements of this project include:
Construct and maintain a ¼ acre recreational staging area;
Install informational signage; and
Install directional signage on Chimney Road to the new recreational staging area.
The proposal will also evaluate the need for all weather surfacing (gravel) from the end of the gravel on Chimney Drive to the new recreational staging area (approximately 1,250 feet) (see Maps).
The need for this is project to provide the public with a safe and designated recreational staging area. In an effort to protect Sun Valley’s drinking water and reduce impacts to Sun Valley Regional Park, the existing unapproved staging area adjacent to the SVGID water tanks on Chimney Road will no longer be available for off-highway vehicle (OHV) parking in 2014 under a separate BLM/SVGID action.
The public review period ended on December 2, 2013. On December 5, 2013 the BLM issued a Finding of No Significant Impact and Decision Record for the Project (see Documents).