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Ely District Office
Release Date: 08/01/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2013-062

Ash Springs Recreation Site Closed for Public Safety

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Caliente Field Office has closed the Ash Springs Recreation Site until further notice to provide for public safety.

“Unauthorized modifications made to the pool by members of the public have undercut the banks, which could cause the rock wall to collapse,” Caliente Field Office Manager Victoria Barr said.

The approximately one-acre site, located alongside U.S. Highway 93 about 110 miles north of Las Vegas, Nev., receives 65,000-plus visitors annually.  The popular site is home to the endangered White River springfish, as well as several sensitive species that include the Pahranagat pebblesnail, Pahranagat naucorid bug and Grated tyronia.

For more information, contact Chris Hanefeld, BLM Ely District public affairs specialist, at (775) 289-1842 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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Last updated: 08-01-2013