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Off-Highway Vehicles: Why are some areas closed to Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) use and where can I get more information about their locations and restrictions?

The Bureau of Land Management owns most of the land surrounding the developed areas of Henderson and Las Vegas and has several areas that are closed to OHV use. The closures are mainly designated to reduce the amount of dust that OHV use causes and to prevent damage to sensitive natural resources. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors dust levels (they call it particulate matter, or PM10) and requires the Valley to stay below a certain level to protect public health. Visit the BLM's website for more information and a map of the closed areas at: