Surprise Field Station

The Surprise Field Office manages nearly 1.5 million acres of public land straddling the border of northeast California and northwest Nevada.  From beautiful Surprise Valley at the base of the towering Warner Mountains, east into the high desert valleys and mountains of northwestern Nevada.  This diverse landscape offers a wealth of resources and opportunities for public use and enjoyment.

In The Spotlight

Winter in the high desert . . . . . .

A winter sunrise over the Hays Range in Surprise Field Office.

A winter sunrise over the Hays Range.  Photo by BLM Surprise Field Office. 


Frequently Requested 




Desert Survival Tips

Fire Suppression Program

Fuels Program


Noxious Weeds

Plants - Special Status

Top 10 Points of Interest



Massacre Lakes Grazing Permit Renewal and Wild Horse AML Proposed Decision

Horse Lake Allotment Draft Allotment Evaluation and Request for Public Input

Coppersmith OHV Route Restoration EA Final, FONSI & Decision Record

Paso Pothole Springs Development Projects FONSI & Proposed Decision

Improvements Projects Planned at Boulder Reservoir 
The Reservoir is available for fishing beginning October 2014 this year.

Desert Anglers Enjoying Improvements at Boulder Reservoir

Plan your visit to Surprise Field Office

Location and Planning


Map showing the Surprise Field Office Boundary

Surprise Field Office Map


Cover photo of the Recource Managment Plan 

Proposed RMP, Final EIS and ROD


Current NEPA Projects 

NEPA DOCUMENTS OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT:                             

Comment Period Ends

 Boulder Reservoir Gravel Pit Preliminary EA

 Boulder Reservoir Gravel Pit FONSI

           April 14, 2015  

April 14, 2015


Protest/Appeal Ends

 Upper Tuledad Decision Record

Oct 14, 2014

 Upper Tuledad FONSI

Oct 14, 2014

 Upper Tuledad Habitat Restoration and Fuels Reduction EA

Oct 14, 2014


 Horse Lake Habitat Restoration and Fuels Reduction Project DNA

 Oct 30, 2014 

 Horse Lake Habitat Restoration and Fuels Reduction Project Decision Record

Oct 30, 2014

*Submit comments to the address at the bottom of the page 

Surprise NEPA Roster

      List of NEPA documents by year

Regional Planning Documents

      Sage Steppe Ecosystem Restoration

      Sage Grouse and Sage Brush Conservation

Bureau of Land Management
Surprise Field Office
602 Cressler Street
Cedarville, CA 96104
Phone: (530) 279-6101
Fax: (530) 279-2171
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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