Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council Signs MOU with the BLM

Date: 3/16/2011

After a year working with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to get a formal collaborative agreement in place around climbing management at Red Rocks, the Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council (LVCLC) is pleased to report that it has signed an official Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the federal land management agency. The five-year agreement outlines a collaborative relationship between climbers and the BLM. Specific provisions state that the BLM will regularly attend LVCLC meetings, respond to climbers’ questions and concerns, and update the community in a timely manner on any agency actions related to climbing. The agreement also states that the LVCLC will advise the BLM on future planning efforts related to climbing, keep the BLM informed on national and local climbing issues, provide technical assistance, and perform periodic stewardship and maintenance of climbing areas. The agreement gets climbers an official seat at the table on climbing management issues at Red Rocks and is a real win for Las Vegas climbers.

Way to go LVCLC!