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Elko District Office
Release Date: 05/04/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2012-040

Elko District BLM announces second Communications Forum

ELKO, Nev.—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District Office is hosting an open communications forum May 16 to provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about projects being undertaken by the Elko District as well as a forum to provide input to the BLM.

This is the second planned quarterly forum to maintain an open dialogue between BLM and the many users of America’s public lands. Topics for this forum are the grazing term permit renewal process and fire season strategies. Specialists will present material on the above topics as well as be available for discussion. After each presentation, there will be an opportunity for the public to ask questions.

When the presentations are complete, the floor will be opened for public comment. Comments can be made regarding any topic and will be recorded for future BLM use. Written comments will be accepted as well.

The forum is open to the public and will be at the Western Folklife Center located at 501 Railroad St., Elko. The forum begins at 6 p.m. and is expected to last approximately two hours. Public speakers will need to register either at the event or prior to by email at or by calling Lesli Ellis at (775) 753-0386. Requests will need to include requestor’s name, city and email address along with the topic of their comment.

Recording devices will be used to capture public comments and opinions; however, speakers will be afforded the opportunity of not being recorded. Recorded material will be used internally for future plans and decisions. Notes of the meeting will be posted online approximately two weeks afterward.

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.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 05-16-2012