BLM, National Park Service Close Public Lands

Published on March 27, 2014 at 02:55PM

LAS VEGAS (AP)-Per the official Twitter of St. George News, public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the northeastern portions of Clark County (Nev.) within the Golden Butte, Mormon Mesa and Bunkerville Flats areas are subject to temporary closures beginning March 27.

The BLM’s Southern Nevada District Office as well as the Lake Mead National Recreational Area run by the National Park Service, are attempting to resolve a longstanding cattle trespass on federal lands.

As trespassing cattle are removed, select geographical areas within the overall closure boundary will be temporarily closed as has been deemed necessary for the safety of public, federal employees and contractor personnel.

Areas temporarily closed to public access will have signs posted telling visitors this is the case as well as bear a temporary closure notice.

Some areas may also be temporarily fenced off to members of the public.

Details of closures within BLM-managed lands are available within a Notice of Temporary Closure on Public Land slated to be published March 27.