Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office

Coyote Canyon & Dixie Meadows Geothermal Exploration Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2010-0010-EA)

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office, has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for the Coyote Canyon/Dixie Meadows Geothermal Exploration proposed by Terra-Gen Power (TGP) Dixie Development Company, LLC.
The EA was available for a 30-day public comment period until May 10, 2010.

The proposed geothermal exploration projects are located in the western portion of Dixie Valley and are approximately 27 air miles northeast of Fallon, Nevada. This EA analyzed potential impacts from the proposed exploration and testing activities at the Coyote Canyon (CC) and Dixie Meadows (DM) sites. Because both geothermal drilling projects have similar timing, geography, and types of actions, BLM has determined that the two proposals would be analyzed in one EA. The primary objective of the project was to further evaluate the characteristics of the geothermal resources at the CC and DM project areas. The proposed activities include:

  • Constructing new access roads
  • Upgrading existing access roads
  • Constructing up to 15 well pads
  • Drilling and completing slim wells and/or exploration wells
  • Flow testing exploration wells to determine commercial potential
  • Upgrading existing access roads
  • Extracting aggregate material

Links to the EA and supporting documents are available in the column to the right.

If you have any questions, please contact Chip Kramer, Planning and Environmental Coordinator at: (775) 885-6000.

Links to EA, Figures & Lease Documents:

Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM-NV-C010-2010-0010-EA)

Figure 1 - Location Map

Figure 2 - CC Lease Areas

Figure 3 - DM Lease Areas

Figure 4 - CCDMEA Well Pad

Figure 5 - Basins

Figure 6 - CC Seeps

Figure 7 - DM Water Resources

Figure 8 - DM Seeps

Figure 9 - CC Soils

Figure 10 - DM Soils

CC Lease N-17282

CC Lease N-17283A

CC Lease N-60687

CC Lease N-60688

CC Lease N-61705

CC Lease N-61707

CC Lease N-62956

CC Lease N-86892

DM Lamb Mineral Interest 1

DM Lamb Mineral Interest 2

DM Lease N-60685

DM Lease N-60686