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Release Date: 06/08/09
Contacts: John Dearing , 916-978-4622  
  Heather Emmons , 775-861-6594  
  Judy Nordstrom , 801-539-4108  
News Release No. CA-SO-09-14, NV-SO-2009-17

Joint Geothermal Lease Sale Planned in California, Nevada and Utah

To help meet the nation's renewable energy goals, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in California, Nevada and Utah will hold a combined geothermal lease sale in Reno on Tuesday, July 14, 2009.

The competitive oral auction will take place at the BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, Nevada, 89520. The sale room opens at 8 a.m. to allow potential bidders to register and obtain a bid number.  The competitive oral auction begins at 9 a.m. 

BLM California will offer for lease 15 parcels covering more than 11,392 acres in Imperial and Sonoma counties. BLM Nevada will offer 103 parcels encompassing approximately 325,130 acres, primarily located in Mineral, Churchill and Pershing Counties.  BLM Utah will offer 1 parcel encompassing approximately 228 acres located in Iron County.

A detailed BLM California notice of the lease sale with parcel descriptions, acreage, lease terms and conditions, oral bidding procedures and requirements and other sale information is available online at:

Paper copies of the lease sale notice are available for viewing at the BLM's California State Office, El Centro Field Office and Ukiah Field Office.  Lease sale notice copies can be purchased for $5 by contacting the California State Office public room at (916) 978-4400.

Information regarding parcels being offered for lease by the BLM Nevada State Office is available online at: Information regarding the Utah parcels is available online at:

If the site is not accessible, you may request a paper copy from the BLM Nevada Information Access Center by calling (775) 861-6500 between the hours of 7:30 a.m-4:30 p.m.

For questions regarding the July 14, 2009, lease sale contact Laurie Moore (916) 978-4377 in California, Chris Pulliam at (775) 861-6506 in Nevada, or Judy Nordstrom at (801) 539-4108 in Utah.


California State Office   2800 Cottage Way – Sacramento, CA 95825  

Last updated: 06-24-2009