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Carson City District
Release Date: 01/08/13
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 ,
News Release No. CCDO 2013-20

BLM to Begin Aerial Seeding in the Pine Nut Mountains

Carson City, Nev. -- The Bureau of Land Management Carson City District, in coordination with the Western Nevada Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Nevada Department of Wildlife, and Nevada Division of Forestry are scheduled to begin aerial seeding on Jan. 14, in portions of the Topaz Ranch Estate (TRE), Spring, Preacher, and Como fire areas in the Pine Nut Mountains, and the Gilbert Fire in the Clan Alpine Range. The seeding is scheduled to be complete by Feb. 2.

The seed mixes are a combination of perennial grasses, forbs, and shrubs chosen to establish quickly, prevent cheatgrass dominance, reduce soil erosion, and enhance sage grouse habitat.

Persons wishing to recreate in the affected areas should be aware that there will be low flying aircraft operating in the burned areas during this timeframe. Additionally, the TRE and Preacher fires have been closed to firewood cutting and OHV use is restricted to existing roads and trails.

For more information please call the Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District Office at 775-885-6000.

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.

Carson City District   5665 Morgan Mill Road      Carson City, NV 89701  

Last updated: 01-28-2013