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Elko BLM extends review period of Environmental Assessment

for Drought Management until March 3


ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District Office, is extending the public review period for the revised Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Management and Mitigation of Drought Impacted Rangelands until March 3. This EA is available online at www.blm.gov/rv5c.

The revised EA includes vegetation and water “triggers” that will help facilitate management in areas where drought and grazing is negatively impacting rangelands.

For questions regarding the EA, please contact Aaron Mier, Wells Field Office, or Chris Morris, Tuscarora Field Office, at (775) 753-0200.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.