Project Name: Granite Creek Ranch – Recreational Cabins
Location: 16 miles north of Gerlach on County Road 34
Proponant: Granite Creek Partners LLC
Status: Hearing Date 12/2011
Project Description: Construction of 5 permanent cabins under the classification of a destination resort.
Impacted Resourses: Air Quality
Public Health and Safety
Activities within the NCA that have required a Special Recreation Permit include:
Hunting outfitters and guides;
Jeep tours (4-wheel drive) that charge participants;
Equestrian tours and wagon train rides;
Cattle drives that charge individuals to ride along;
Filming or photography for profit even if associated with recreational use;
Unique activities, such as rocket launching and land sailing;
World land speed record;
Amateur altitude record rocket launches;
Large scout camp-out;
Large family reunion;
Horse endurance rides;
Mountain bike races.
The Proposed Action would contribute to impacts to the three segments of the California National Historic Trail within the study area (Applegate-Lassen andNoble’s, ) and one segment of the Fremont Exploration Route for the duration of the 8-day event and set-up and clean-up of the event. Resources eligible for the National Register of Historic Places at the five springs [Black Rock Hot Springs, Double Hot Springs, Great Boiling Hot Springs (Gerlach, NV), Soldier (Mud) Meadows, and Trego Hot Springs] have been impacted by vandalism. The Proposed Action could contribute to further cumulative impacts to these resources, particularly the unauthorized collection of artifacts, as the result of increased visitation and vandalism.
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