Public comments requested for BLM Pine Nut Land Health Project under the National Historic Preservation Act

From a BLM press release dated February 4, 2014

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front Field Office is requesting public comments under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) for the proposed Pine Nut Land Health Project (Project) in Douglas, Lyon and Carson City Counties, Nevada. The draft Programmatic Agreement (PA) is available for review, and the public is invited to provide written comments through March 5, 2014. 


The Project involves vegetation treatments that would be implemented over a 10 to 15 year period on public lands in the Pine Nut Mountains. When a project is phased over multiple years, a PA is often used to outline the steps BLM will take to comply with NHPA, including identification of historic properties and avoiding or resolving adverse effects that could be caused by the project. 


Information including the draft PA, maps, and descriptions of treatment areas and methodsare available on the Project website at:

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information, contact: Rachel Crews, Archaeologist, 5665 Morgan Mill Rd, Carson City, Nevada 89701 or email:, 775-885-6152. Comments can also be faxed to: 775-885-6147, Attn: Rachel Crews.

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.