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National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
TULE SPRINGS FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT News Release
For Immediate Release: November 17, 2016
Release No.: 2016-04
TULE SPRINGS FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED FENCING PROJECT
LAS VEGAS – The National Park Service at Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument is proposing to install fencing in areas of the northern unit of the park. The public is invited to participate in the process by reviewing and providing comments to the draft plans.
The purpose of the project is to eliminate or greatly reduce unauthorized off-roading and target shooting in order to protect the abundance of resources the park was established to protect. This project would add up to 35,000 feet fencing to five segments of the park that are categorized into four priority areas.
The fencing material would include post-and-cable with a base that would include a desert tortoise fence attachment in order to prevent tortoises from accessing U.S. Highway 95. The fence would be located within the park boundary at the edge of the highway right-of-way.
Comments and recommendations regarding the project will be accepted through Dec. 16. They may be submitted by U.S. Mail to Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Tule Springs Fencing Comments, 601 Nevada Way, Boulder City, NV 89005 or online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=68252.