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Southern Nevada District Office
Release Date: 03/15/11
Contacts: Hillerie C. Patton , 702-515-5046 ,

Agencies Seek Public Comment on Proposed SNPLMA Round 12 Projects

Las Vegas – Beginning Tuesday, March 15, the public will have the opportunity to review and comment on the preliminary recommendations for the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA) Round 12 expenditures. Public comments will be accepted for 45 days through close of business (4:30 p.m. PT) Friday, April 29, 2011.

The SNPLMA funds are generated from the sale of public land in the Las Vegas Valley. The recommendations include expenditures of approximately $8 million, including a $1.5 million set aside for a Special Account Reserve, and $6.5 million for a variety of conservation, restoration, and improvement projects throughout Nevada in the following categories:

- Parks, Trails & Natural Areas - $1,319,222
- Capital Improvements - $753,105
- Conservation Initiatives - $1,641,671
- Environmentally Sensitive Land Acquisitions - $307,900
- Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention - $1,412,800
- Eastern Nevada Landscape Restoration Project - $996,100
- Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan - $42,000

The recommendations, project tables, executive summaries, and project nominations will be available on the SNPLMA website at The public may submit written comments to the SNPLMA Executive Committee Chair, BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV 89502-7147, faxed to the attention of the SNPLMA Executive Committee Chair at (775) 861-6601 or emailed to

The public also may provide comments at the following Resource Advisory Council meetings. Specific times for the SNPLMA presentations will be announced in a news release in advance of the meeting.

Mojave Southern Great Basin
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center
1000 Scenic Loop Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89161

Northeastern Great Basin RAC
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Ely District Office
702 N. Industrial Way
Ely, Nevada 

Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin RAC
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
BLM-Carson City District Office
5665 Morgan Mill Road
Carson City, Nevada

The SNPLMA Executive Committee will review the comments, and forward its final recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior for approval, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture. The Executive Committee includes the regional directors of the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service Regional Forester, and the BLM Nevada State Director.

More information about the proposed expenditures is available for review at the following BLM offices: Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas; Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno; Ely District Office, 702 N. Industrial Way; Carson City District Office, 5565 Morgan Mill Road; and Elko District Office, 3900 East Idaho Street.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Southern Nevada District Office   4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive      Las Vegas, NV 89130  

Last updated: 03-15-2011