A Big Win for Outdoor Recreation & Environment: US Forest Service Issues Decision on Environmental Impact Statement for Lee Canyon

LAS VEGAS (November 10, 2020) –The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has issued a record of decision on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Lee Canyon’s expansion plan. In 2011, the USFS accepted Lee Canyon’s Master Development Plan; the EIS was a vital next step.

“The authorization of improvements at Lee Canyon is a win for local outdoor recreation and the environment,” said Dan Hooper, Lee Canyon’s general manager. “The most knowledgeable people in the field used the best available science. Through the EIS process, Lee Canyon was able to amend its plan, so it reflects responsible growth.”

Projects at Lee Canyon will be addressed in a phased approach and timelines are not yet confirmd. High-priority items include mountain biking trails, parking, and additional ski/snowboarding terrain. Las Vegas’ population continues to grow at a fast-pace. In addition, locals are more interested than ever in engaging in outdoor recreation in both the summer and winter seasons at Lee Canyon. The projects’ environmental impact are on par with Lee Canyon’s ethos, and that’s essential.

“A part of Lee Canyon’s core values and Play Forever commitment is to be stewards of the mountain. And to ensure our community that when they recreate at Lee Canyon, they’re doing so responsibly,” added Hooper.

For more information on Lee Canyon, please visit www.leecanyonlv.com



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