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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Winnemucca District Office | Black Rock Field Office
 
Release Date: 05/11/12
Contacts: Cory Roegner, Assistant Field Manager , 775-623-1500 , croegner@blm.gov
News Release No. WDO 2012-17

BLM Opens Black Rock Station Near Gerlach


Winnemucca, Nev. — The Black Rock Station visitor contact center will open on May 16, for the 2012 season.  The Station is just west of Gerlach, Nev., in the Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca District.  Visitors may obtain information about the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA) at the visitor contact center, which will be open over the weekends from Thursdays through Mondays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
 
“The Black Rock Desert is a remote and primitive area,” said Cory Roegner, assistant field manager. “The Station is an important stopping off place for visitors to get information that will help them understand and enjoy the area, as well as to become aware of important safety and survival tips.”
 
The facility will be open through November and will be staffed by BLM personnel.  The Station also houses a fire engine bay, barracks, warehouse/shop, and small administrative office. A BLM fire crew will operate out of the facility from July to September.

The Black Rock Station was constructed with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.  Non-ARRA funds were obtained for interpretive panels, maps, and safety information, as well as information on many of the cultural and natural resources in the area such as wildlife, plants, wilderness, and recreational opportunities.



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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Winnemucca District Office | Black Rock Field Office   5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd.      Winnemucca, NV 89445  

Last updated: 05-16-2012