Special legislation specific to Lincoln and White Pine Counties (LCLA, LCCRDA and WPCCRDA) designated over one million acres of wilderness areas, authorized the sale of BLM-administered lands and the use of revenue generated from those sales for wilderness management, archaeological studies, acquisition of sensitive lands, designation and management of off-highway vehicle trails, development of multi-species habitat conservation plans, transfer of land to the State of Nevada and the Ely Shoshone Tribe and reimbursement of costs incurred by BLM to arrange land sales and implement the Acts.
Land sales in Lincoln County generated over $47 million dollars. The BLM Director has approved eight Rounds of archaeological projects in Lincoln County totaling over $8,120,000 through the Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative.
With the passage of the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004, Lincoln County and federal agencies managing public land within Lincoln County became eligible to apply and compete for Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA) funds.
In December 2006, with the passage of the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act, White Pine County and federal agencies managing public land within White Pine County also became eligible to apply and compete for these funds.