Arid Land Restoration
The Arid Land Restoration Program seeks to make Lake Mead National Recreation Area a more beautiful place by preventing and restoring ground disturbances.
Using proven restoration techniques we plan to make the recreation area more aesthetically pleasing to visitors and more hospitable to wildlife and vegetation.
Restoring and unifying the habitat further enhances visitors’ experiences at Lake Mead NRA. Much of the damage the restoration program restores occurs from illegally used off-road vehicles (ORV). If ORV use is not curtailed their tracks become more visible, encouraging further use and destruction of the precious resources at Lake Mead.
The restoration program re-contours, decompacts and applies soil surface treatments to help restore old roads and illegal tracks.
The restoration program further works to beautify Lake Mead National Recreation Area by removing graffiti.