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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
 
Release Date: 07/16/12
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 , chanefel@blm.gov
News Release No. ELY 2012-24

BLM Schedules Town Hall Meetings for Silver State OHV Trail and More


Ely, Nev. – White Pine County residents are invited to meet with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District to discuss the proposed Silver State Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Trail System and other topics of public interest.

The BLM has scheduled two town hall meetings in White Pine County, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dates and locations are:

  • Tuesday, July 24, Lund Fire Training Center, 107 S. 100 E., Lund
  • Wednesday, July 25, Ely Volunteer Fire Hall, 499 Mill Street, Ely

The BLM in January 2012 rescinded its Decision Record determining the feasibility of the Silver State OHV Trail System in White Pine County to provide the county and public additional opportunities to participate in the process. The additional review is expected to be completed by no later than Dec. 31, 2012.

The rescinded decision identified the preferred route for the Silver State OHV Trail as a result of a feasibility study conducted in accordance with the White Pine County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, which directs 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 route(s) selected 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 primarily on public and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District lands. No new roads were identified to be constructed. All routes are on currently existing roads or trails.

Other potential topics for discussion include recent wildfires, wild horse and burro management, drought and grazing, mining, recreation, renewable energy and sage grouse.

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



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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