Carson City District

Upper Colony II Fuels Treatment Project Environmental Assessment

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a 1,080-acre fuels treatment project on the western edge of Smith Valley, Lyon County, Nevada. The Upper Colony II Fuels Treatment Project is on BLM administered land adjacent to wildland-urban interface containing numerous residences and outbuildings.

The project is part of a nation-wide initiative to help protect communities considered at high risk from wildfire damage. Trees and shrubs in the project area would be thinned in a manner that creates an area where wildfire would burn with reduced intensity, ecosystem health would be improved and aesthetic values would be maintained.

The public review and comment period for the preliminary environmental assessment ended on May 14, 2010.  Further information may be directed to: Tim Roide (Fuels Specialist), Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, 5665 Morgan Mill Rd., Carson City, NV 89701, 775-885-6106 (fax), or e-mail to

Links to EA Documents:

Upper Colony II Fuels Treatment Project EA FONSI and Decison Record (DOI-BLM-NV-C020-2010-11-EA) 

Upper Colony II Fuels Treatment Project Final Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM-NV-C020-2010-11-EA)