The Howard Hughes Corporation (THHC) has long recognized and honored its obligation as a steward of the land and works closely with environmental groups and leaders within the community. Over the years, the company's respect for the environment has been demonstrated in many ways.
PRESERVING AND PROTECTING RED ROCK CANYON
1988: THHC initiated a land exchange with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in which the company gave up more than 5,000 acres of sensitive land adjacent to Red Rock Canyon, including the area where the Red Rock Visitor Center now sits. In exchange, Hughes acquired 3,000 acres inside the valley more suitable for development. The exchange was facilitated by The Nature Conservancy and it created a crucial buffer zone that protects Red Rock Canyon and serves as a gateway into the National Conservation Area.
2001: THHC donated $30,000 to the BLM for new trail marker signage throughout Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
2002: THHC initiated a second exchange with the BLM in which more than 1,000 acres of sensitive high ground along Summerlin's western border was added to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. This exchange resulted in the creation of a 1,200-acre Clark County trails park.
PROTECTING AN ENDANGERED SPECIES
Late 1980s: THHC played a leadership role in the establishment of a development fee to fund a Desert Tortoise habitat in Southern Nevada.
PROTECTING OUR AIR
Mid-1990s: THHC leaders served on a valley-wide development industry coalition that drafted the nation's toughest self-imposed rules regarding dust.