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Release Date: 01/31/12
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. EYDO 2012-09

BLM Rescinds Silver State OHV Trail Feasibility Decision

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is rescinding its October 2011 Decision Record determining the feasibility of the Silver State Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Trail System in White Pine County to provide the county and the public additional opportunities to participate in the process.  Future public participation opportunities will be coordinated and hosted by White Pine County.  The additional review is expected to be completed no later than Dec. 31, 2012.

The rescinded decision had identified the preferred route for the Silver State OHV Trail as a result of a feasibility study conducted in accordance with the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act (WPCCRA), which directs the BLM to prepare a study of existing motorized vehicle routes in White Pine County in an effort to extend the Lincoln County Silver State OHV Trail, provided the selected route(s) do not result in significant negative impacts to wildlife, natural or cultural resources, or traditional uses.

The preferred route consisted of 334 miles of existing roads and trails, and extended from Lincoln County northward to Elko County with a spur westward to Eureka County.  The route was located primary on public and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District lands.

For more information, contact Erin Rajala, BLM Ely District outdoor recreation planner, at (775) 289-1841 or

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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