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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 05/04/12
Contacts: Hillerie Patton , 702-515-5046 , hpatton@blm.gov

Agencies Seek Public Comment on Proposed SNPLMA Round 13 Expenditures


Las Vegas – Beginning Monday May 7, the public will have the opportunity to review and comment on the preliminary recommendations for the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA) Round 13 expenditures. Public comments will be accepted for 45 days through close of business (4:30 p.m. PT) Wednesday, June 20.

The SNPLMA funds are generated from the sale of public land in the Las Vegas Valley.

The recommendations include expenditures of approximately $7.9 million, including a $1.25 million set aside for a Special Account Reserve, and $6.6 million for a variety of conservation, restoration, and improvement projects throughout Nevada in the following categories

-  Parks, Trails & Natural Areas - $1,722,890
-  Capital Improvements - $1,395,560
-  Conservation Initiatives - $858,274
-  Environmentally Sensitive Land Acquisitions-$322,800
-  Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention - $1,688,650
-  Eastern Nevada Landscape Restoration Project - $661,690

It was recommended that the purchase of a 410-acre tract, at an appraised value of $1,137,650, for Environmentally Sensitive Land within the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge be funded with revenues generated under the Lincoln County Land Act. Expenditures under this Act are approved by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada State Director.

The recommendations, project tables, executive summaries, and project nominations will be available on the SNPLMA website at www.blm.gov/snplma . The public may submit written comments directly to the SNPLMA Executive Committee Chair, BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV 89502-7147, by fax to the attention of the SNPLMA Executive Committee Chair at (775) 861-6601 or by email to snplma@blm.gov.

The SNPLMA Executive Committee will review the comments, and forward its final recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior for approval, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture. The Executive Committee includes the regional directors of the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service Regional Forester, and the BLM Nevada State Director.

More information about the proposed expenditures is available for review at the following BLM offices:

  • Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas
  • Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno
  • Ely District Office, 702 N. Industrial Way
  • Elko District Office, 3900 East Idaho Street
  • Carson City District Office, 5565 Morgan Mill Road


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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Southern Nevada District Office   4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas NV 89130  

Last updated: 05-16-2012