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Carson City District
Release Date: 02/24/12
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 ,
News Release No. CCDO 2012-019

BLM Carson City District Announces the Notice of Intent to Prepare a Revision to the Resource Management Plan

Carson City, Nev. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, Sierra Front and Stillwater Field Offices are seeking public comments to identify issues and concerns that should be analyzed the Carson City District Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The BLM is also seeking nominations for areas of critical environmental concern and information on lands that may possess wilderness characteristics. A Notice of Intent to prepare the RMP and conduct an EIS was published in the Federal Register on February 24, 2012, formally opening a 60-day public scoping period which will end April 29, 2012.

The planning area is located in portions of 12 counties within two states (Washoe, Storey, Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, Churchill, Mineral, and Nye counties within Nevada, and Sierra, Alpine, Plumas, and Lassen counties within California), and encompasses approximately five million acres of public land.

Public scoping meetings will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., on March 13, at the Fallon Convention Center (100 Campus Way) in Fallon, Nev., on March 14, at the Lyon County Library (20 Nevin Way) in Yerington, Nev., on March 15, at the Mineral County Library (First & A Street) in Hawthorne, Nev. Additional public scoping meetings will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., on March 27, at the Carson Valley Inn (1627 US Hwy 395 N) in Minden, Nev., on March 29, at the Carson City Library (900 N. Roop Street) in Carson City, Nev., and on March 28, at the Hyatt Place (1790 E. Plumb Lane) in Reno Nev.

To submit comments, fill out and print the mail-in (or fax-in) comment form. The comment forms are available at the Carson City District website at: Comments may be submitted by e-mail to or delivered to the BLM office at 5665 Morgan Mill Rd, Carson City, NV 89701, Attn: Carson City RMP; or faxed to 775-885-6147, Attn: Carson City RMP.

Comments are welcomed, reviewed, and considered throughout the planning process.
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information regarding the public meetings or the proposed project, call Colleen Sievers at 775-885-6000.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

Carson City District   5665 Morgan Mill Road      Carson City, NV 89701  

Last updated: 03-29-2012