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National Conservation Lands Also Afffected by Government Shutdown – Red Rocks, etc

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area and other areas like it are also affected by the Government shutdown.

Facing the threat of a shutdown, the Bureau of Land Management devised a contingency plan that helps to answer some of these questions.  Generally:

  • Visitor centers and recreational facilities are closed (including campgrounds and bathrooms).  All permitted activities are canceled and/or postponed.  You may recreate/visit a non-developed area with no controlled access, but keep in mind there are no non-emergency services available.
  • All Volunteer Activities will discontinue for the duration of the shutdown.
  • If you have a meeting with BLM staff during the shutdown it is cancelled.
  • There is no clear guidance on which roads will be closed.  In general, roads that provide access for communities and major transportation routes will remain open.
  • BLM will continue to operate law enforcement and emergency response functions.

The above is from http://www.conservationlands.org/closed-the-government-shutdown-and-the-national-conservation-lands

You can read the BLM contingency plan here: http://www.doi.gov/shutdown/fy2014/upload/BLM-Contingency-Plan.pdf