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Wilderness Study Area
Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Sunrise Mountain Instant Study Area was a beautiful backdrop to the north Las Vegas viewshed. However over the years it was bisected by power lines and frequently used a dumping area. Sunrise Mountain was made an instant wilderness study area in 1980 because it was previously designed as the Sunrise Mountain Natural Area. The BLM found that it did not have wilderness character. On March 30, 2009, the Sunrise Mountain Instant Study Area was released by Congress. It is no longer considered an instant study area and Congressional protection has been removed. In the future, it will be managed by the BLM consistent with the Resource Management Plan.
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