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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Winnemucca District Office
 
Release Date: 11/04/13
Contacts: Mark Turney , 775-625-1541 , mturney@blm.gov
News Release No. WDO 2013-030

BLM Closes Black Rock Station for Winter


Winnemucca, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District is announcing the closing of the Black Rock Station, just outside of Gerlach, Nev., for the winter.
 
The Visitor Contact Center will be closed starting on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 and is scheduled to reopen in May 2014. 

“The Black Rock Station provides important visitor information on both the National Conservation Area and the various Wilderness Areas of this rugged and remote land,” said Donovan Walker, the BLM’s acting Black Rock Field Office Manager. “While the Visitor Contact Center is a great resource for people visiting the area, the reality is that the number of visitors drops markedly during the late fall and winter months.” 

Visitors to the Black Rock Station will have the opportunity to learn about the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area through interpretive panels and maps found outside the station. Important safety information can be found on the entrance door to the station.
 
For additional information regarding recreational opportunities and visiting the Black Rock area, contact Greg Page, BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner, at 775-623-1500.



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: 11-04-2013