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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
 
Release Date: 02/22/12
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 , chanefel@blm.gov
News Release No. EYDO 2012-13

Lincoln County and BLM Sign Road Maintenance Agreement


Lincoln County and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District on Tuesday signed a road maintenance agreement (RMA).

The non-binding agreement outlines responsibilities for maintaining roads on BLM-administered lands, including physical upkeep and repair, grading, and ensuring that drainage features are operable.

RMAs are a valuable tool in that they encourage communication and collaboration.  RMAs do not make any determination regarding a road’s legal status under R.S. 2477.



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.
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Last updated: 02-23-2012