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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Battle Mountain District
 
Release Date: 08/01/13
Contacts: Josh Tibbetts , 775-635-4019 , jtibbett@blm.gov
News Release No. BMDO 2013-018

BLM Seeks Public Comments on the Environmental Assessment for the Battle Mountain Wildland Urban Interface Fire Defense System


Battle Mountain, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain District Office is seeking public comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed Battle Mountain Wildland Urban Interface Fire Defense System.

This EA has been prepared to analyze the proposed project to reduce hazardous fuels in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) on approximately 2,839 acres of public lands (administered by the BLM) in and around the community of Battle Mountain. The Proposed Action would include mechanical treatment methods (i.e. mowing/green-stripping), biological treatment methods (i.e. prescribed grazing), chemical treatment methods (i.e. herbicides), and reclamation efforts (i.e. seeding and monitoring). The proposed project would take place on four treatment units near the community of Battle Mountain.

The EA will be available for a 30-day public comment period. Written comments on this EA will be accepted at the address below until 4:30 p.m., August 27, 2013. The EA can be viewed on the BLM Battle Mountain District website at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/battle_mountain_field.html

Under Links of Interest, click on the link that reads "National NEPA Register Page”. To navigate to the project, scroll down and select "Nevada" from the "State(s)" list, which will populate the "Office(s)" list, then select "NV - Mount Lewis FO." Under "Fiscal Year(s)" select "2013" and then click the "Search" button on the left side of the screen. This will take you to a list of projects; find and select this project (DOI-BLM-NV-B010-0032-EA) to display the project webpage using the link on the left.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised, that your entire comment -- including your personal identifying information -- may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Questions and written comments should be mailed to Josh Tibbetts, Project Lead and Prescribed Fire/Fuels Specialist, 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV 89820 or emailed to jtibbett@blm.gov. For further information Josh can be reached at (775) 635 4109.



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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Battle Mountain District   50 Bastian Rd.      Battle Mountain, NV 89820  

Last updated: 08-07-2013