CALICO BASIN, Nev. -- Leaders with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, Los Angeles District and the Bureau of Land Management officially reopened Red Spring boardwalk Nov. 8.
Roughly a half-mile in length ... the accessible boardwalk is in the Calico Basin of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
According to Claudia Garcia, project manager with the LA District's Arizona-Nevada Area Office, work was completed in August 2019 in coordination with BLM's Southern Nevada District Office.
The Corps, through the Interagency and International Services program, provides construction and much more to non-Department of Defense federal agencies, state and local governments, tribal nations, private U.S. firms, international organizations and foreign governments.
"I'm very proud of our relationship with the BLM," Garcia added. "We've worked with BLM on a dozen projects over the past decade. This area is one of their premier properties ... and is visited by citizens from the local community and tourists from around the world."
Viet Tran, project engineer for the district’s Las Vegas Resident Office, oversaw Corps contractor S&B Christ Consulting, LLC, of Las Vegas. They replaced the wooden path with composite decking materials that are slip resistant, weatherproof and are ultraviolet - heat resistant. The boardwalk is designed to provide access to the spring and meadow while protecting and preserving its resources.
Red Spring boardwalk is located east of the 13-mile Scenic Drive off of State Route 159. This area features a year-round spring, meadow, restrooms and a picnic area.