Laughlin Heritage Trails & Arizona Heritage Trail
In 2011, DSG was contracted to implement the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) mitigation measures of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) issued to Clark County for the Laughlin Regional Trails project, which is within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area adjacent to the Colorado River. The BOR identified habitat for the endangered Mojave desert tortoise in which DSG Biologists conducted surveys and monitoring of the project area during construction.
In 2016, DSG was contracted to author an EA for a 3.5-mile segment of trails along the river north of Bullhead City. The EA is planned for finalization Summer 2016 and includes two alternative corridors on land administered by BOR near Davis Dam.
Location: Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona
Timeframe: January – May 2011 and January 2016- present
Accomplishments: Successful tortoise training to construction personnel, no impacts to tortoise
Challenges: Communication to contractor to understand federal requirements