The largest land owner in the basin – U.S. Forest Service – last month acquired the deeds to even more land.
The five urban lots totaling 1.71 acres will promote public access and recreation, and preserve open space near Powerline Trail in South Lake, a press release states. The purchase was authorized through the Santini-Burton Act and funded by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act. “The Forest Service has been interested in these lots since 1991,” Deputy Forest Supervisor Eli Ilano said in a statement. “Now, by completing this purchase, we have consolidated federal ownership in an environmentally sensitive area.”