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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2012-0018-EA Status:  Analysis & Document Preparation
Project Name:  EA Travis Farm Land Sale Decision Date: 
EIS OEPC #:  FONSI Date: 
Applicant:  Travis Farm    
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Project Description:
Travis Farm’s Proposed Action is to purchase 800 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land that is adjacent to its operations within the Edwards Creek Valley, Churchill County, Nevada (Proposed Action). Travis Farm currently farms hay and various rotational crops on approximately 640 acres adjacent to the land they would like to purchase. They also hold sufficient water rights to farm up to an additional 640 acres. The BLM suggested that Travis Farm purchase an additional 160 acres to consolidate the existing Travis Farm properties in order to prevent fragmented land ownership and land management challenges. The Subject Parcels would be sold directly to Travis Farm to provide expansion of the current farm for hay, rotation crop pivot irrigation farming, and to reduce BLM management responsibilities. The only anticipated structures to be placed in the foreseeable future on the Subject Parcels would be pivot irrigation infrastructure and fencing. Travis Farm would develop pivot irrigation farms on the northern parcel in its entirety. On the southern parcel, sec. 14, NW¼, would also have pivot irrigation, while the SW¼ would remain undeveloped in the foreseeable future (Figure 1). Any wells to supply the new pivots would be drilled on the existing property. The Subject Parcels would be entirely enclosed with fencing similar to the existing farm fencing (4 wires attached to 1 wooden post every 75 feet and 5 steel posts in between the wooden posts) (personal communication, Travis Farm, 2010).
Project Location:
Travis Farm’s Proposed Action is to purchase 800 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land that is adjacent to its operations within the Edwards Creek Valley, Churchill County, Nevada (Proposed Action). The area is within the Stillwater Field Office (SFO) of the BLM, located at Carson City, Nevada. The Subject Parcels consist of a northern and southern parcel. The northern parcel is legally described as the MDM, T. 21 N., R. 39 E., sec. 2, SW¼; sec. 3, SE¼; and sec. 10, NE¼, containing approximately 480 acres. The southern parcel is legally described as the MDM, T. 21 N., R. 39 E., sec. 14, W½, containing approximately 320 acres (Figure 1).
 
Project Lead:  Erik Pignata    
Phone Number:  (775) 885-6110    
Email Address:     
Office(s):  Stillwater FO Lead Office:  Stillwater FO
Counties:  Churchill    
 
Program(s):  Land and Realty Special Interest(s): 
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NEPA Document

Interested Party Letter


Map Set Name Publication Date  
Travis Farm Land Sale Maps 04/24/2012  
     

Document Name Publication Date  
Appendixes Travis Farm Land Sale 04/24/2012  
     

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