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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District
 
Release Date: 10/21/13
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 , lross@blm.gov
News Release No. CCDO 2014-03

Sand Mountain Recreation Area to host event in October


Carson City, Nev. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Stillwater Field Office announces the Sand Mountain Recreation Area (SMRA) is open for public use. Sand Mountain annual and weekly passes can be purchased at BLM offices in Carson City, at 5665 Morgan Mill Road, and in Reno, at 1340 Financial Blvd. Passes can also be purchased at the SMRA, or by phone at 775-885-6000.
 
The Sand Mountain third annual lighted Halloween parade for Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) will be held the evening of Sat., Oct. 26. Two classes of vehicles; all-terrain vehicle (ATV)/utility-terrain vehicles, and trucks/buggies will compete in various events on the dunes. Prizes will be awarded to winners of each event.   
 
Nevada Outdoor School will be at Sand Mountain on Fri., Oct. 25, and Sat., Oct 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to provide ATV Rider Safety certification and “Tread Lightly” course information. Anyone interested in these courses should look for the Nevada Outdoor School booth in Vendor Row to sign up or obtain additional information. The classes are geared toward riders between the ages of 6-15 years.
 
Please note that Nevada State OHV or other valid state OHV registration is required on public lands by the State of Nevada for all OHVs.  Information regarding the Nevada OHV registration can be found at http://nvohv.com/registration/.
 
For more information contact Dan Westermeyer 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.
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Carson City District   5665 Morgan Mill Road      Carson City, NV 89701  

Last updated: 10-22-2013