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Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument topic of public meeting Thursday

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A public meeting to offer enter for Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument is deliberate for Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. on the Clark County Shooting Complex.

It’s step one in placing collectively a “General Management Plan” (GMP) that can information directors as work on the nationwide monument continues.

The nationwide monument was established to protect 1000’s of Ice Age fossils — remnants of creatures together with extinct mammoths, lions, camels, horses, bison and dire wolves that after roamed the realm.

Among the questions the National Park Service is asking:

  • What experiences in Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument are most essential to you? What variety of experiences would you like future guests to have once they come to the park?
  • What are your ideas on the draft desired circumstances and administration zones for the park? Is there something that’s lacking?
  • What are your ideas on the 2 various administration zones maps? (Below) Do you favor one over the opposite, and in that case, why?
  • What actions, wayfinding instruments, interpretive/academic supplies, and companies would make you’re feeling extra welcome, secure, or glad together with your expertise within the park?
  • Other ideas you’d prefer to share with the project staff?

The nationwide monument was established Dec. 19, 2014. It is within the northern Las Vegas valley and extends alongside U.S. 95 towards Indian Springs.

Today, the monument is house to vegetation and wildlife of the Mojave Desert, however the fossils are from animals that lived within the space from 100,000 to 12,500 years in the past, when wetlands within the space attracted wildlife.

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