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Winnemucca District Office
Release Date: 09/05/13
Contacts: Mark Turney , 775-623-1541 ,
News Release No. WDO 2013-026

BLM to hold a Public Workshop on Black Rock/High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trail National Conservation Area

Winnemucca, Nev.—The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District, invites recreational users of the Black Rock-High Rock National Conservation Area (NCA) to a public workshop on Thursday, September 26, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Winnemucca District Office located at 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd. 

The purpose of the workshop is to gather information from visitors who recreate in or have experiential knowledge of the area to assist in developing the recreation management strategies for the NCA. A brief presentation by the Great Basin Institute (GBI) will introduce the attendees to the various features of the NCA, review maps and resource characteristics and facilitate a group discussion on recreation activities. GBI will also provide a written survey for the attendees to complete during the workshop. Participants may receive a copy of the survey results, if desired.
In addition to this event, two workshops are also scheduled in Reno; the first of which is intended for the general public on October 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the second for key stakeholders on October 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both workshops are to be held at the BLM State office located at 1340 Financial Blvd, Reno, NV 89502. 

This recreation survey is also available by mail and anyone wishing to support the BLM in this important information gathering process may request a copy by emailing Mark Kimbrough, Project Lead, at Any questions regarding the survey process or the public workshop may be directed to Mr. Kimbrough at 775-720-4732 or Greg Page, BLM Recreation Specialist, at 775-623-1500 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.

Winnemucca District Office   5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd      Winnemucca, NV 89445  

Last updated: 09-20-2013