Winnemucca Field Office

Minerals

The Winnemucca Field Office administers.....

LOCATABLE MINERALS
SURFACE MANAGEMENT

Most Federal surface management agencies, as well as individual states, have regulations to protect the surface resources during exploration and mining activities. Reclamation of disturbed sites is a requirement after completion of exploration and mining activities. To avoid duplication, the BLM, Forest Service, and Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on various aspects of mine permitting and reclamation in Nevada.