Elko District Office

News Releases

  • Elko High School Students Make a Difference at the California Trail Interpretive Center
  • BLM Schedules Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Current Issues
  • Retiring of the Colors: Elko Boy Scouts Participate in American Flag Ceremony
  • Federal Firefighting Agencies Recruit Summer Firefighters for Northeast Nevada
  • Elko BLM releases Final Environmental Assessment for Drought Management

Comments, Concerns, Questions? You can email the Elko District at elfoweb@blm.gov or call us at (775) 753-0200.

 In the Spotlight

Long Canyon Mine Project Final Environmental Impact Statement

2014 Pilot S&G Assessment

2014 South Jiggs Complex S&G Assessment

2014 Blue Basin S&G Assessment

2015 Oil & Gas Lease Sale EA

Cedar Ridge 1 Oil & Gas Exploration

Your Opinion Matters - Recreation public lands meetings
Submit your comments here

Elko District Office Management and Mitigation for Drought Impacted Rangelands

Links of Interest  

About the Elko District - Elko County lies in the northeastern corner of Nevada. Its county seat of Elko is a bustling town of about 21,000 people, with an additional 15,000 living in the immediate area. Elko is approximately 230 miles west of Salt Lake City, Utah, 295 miles northeast of Reno, Nevada, and 255 miles south of Boise, Idaho. It is the largest city for over 130 miles in all directions, making it, as its city motto states, "The Heart of Northeast Nevada."

The Elko District Office encompasses 12.3 million acres and consists of two field offices; Wells and Tuscarora. The Wells Field Office staff manages a little more than 4 million acres in the eastern portion of the Elko District while the Tuscarora Field Office staff is responsible for 3.1 million acres in the western half of the District. Both field office staffs are co-located at the Elko District Office.

The Elko District is located in the Great Basin. Climate varies throughout the Great Basin by elevation, latitude, and other factors. Higher elevations tend to be cooler and receive more precipitation. Most of the basin experiences a semi-arid or arid climate with warm summers and cold winters. However, some of the mountainous areas in the basin are high enough in elevation to experience an Alpine climate. Due to the region's altitude and aridity, most areas in the Great Basin experience a substantial temperature variation between the days and nights.

Maps of the Elko District can be purchased at the BLM District Office, located at 3900 E. Idaho Street, Monday through Friday 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Learn more about Nevada's History in the Elko District 
Nevada 150 logo
Carlin's Chinese Gardens
Video of Carlin's Chinese Gardens
Carlin - Historical Marker 112
Video of Nevada Historical Marker 112 - Carlin
Tuscarora - Historical Marker 48

Nevada Historical Marker 48 - Tuscarora


NEPA - Ongoing and Archived Projects

NEPA - Current and Archived Projects


Wild horse & burro logo

Proposed Northeast Nevada Wild Horse Eco-Sanctuary Project Page


Elko District Office Map
Photo of Elko District Office Map

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Current District Federal Register Notices
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Long Canyon Mine Project, Elko County, NV

Nevada Published Federal Register Notices
2015 | 2014

Elko District joins the Chamber of Commerce - Jan. 27, 2014

 Elko District Leadership in ribbon cutting for joining the Elko Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer Sprout, CEO Elko Chamber; Bryan Fuell, Wells Field Manager; David Overcast, Associate District Manager; Rich Adams, Tuscarora Field Manager; Jill Silvey, District Manager; Michael Ford, Fire Management Officer; Tom Warren, Assistant District Manager, Operations; Adam George, Assistant District Manager, Support Services. (Not pictured - Gary Koy, California Trail Center Manager.)

Elko District Office
3900 E. Idaho Street  |  Elko NV 89801  |  Phone: 775-753-0200 
Office Hours: 7:45 am - 4:30 pm M-F  |  Public Room Hours: 7:45 am - 4:30 pm M-F