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Elko District Office
Release Date: 06/13/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2012-045

BLM releases Environmental Assessment for proposed Adobe Heights access road

ELKO, Nev. –The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District, Tuscarora Field Office released an Environment Assessment (EA) analyzing the impacts of a proposed access road to a 40.6 acre residential lot in the Adobe Heights Subdivision in northwestern Elko County.  

Written comments on the EA will be accepted until July 13, 2012 after which a decision will be issued. The EA is available at under NEPA, Projects under National Environmental Policy Act review.

The proposed road would be 2,500 feet in length and would be either 60 feet or 30 feet wide, depending on whether the Proposed Action or an alternative called “Option B” is selected. The proposal consists of two portions, one comprising approximately 1,200 feet of an existing access road and the other involving approximately 1,300 feet of an existing two-track road. If authorized, construction of the road would result in temporary new disturbance of either 2.69 or 1.78 acres, depending on the width involved.

Comments may be mailed to Bureau of Land Management, Manager, Tuscarora Field Office, 3900 E. Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801, or by e-mail to Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

If you have questions, need additional information or would like to request a printed or electronic copy of the EA, please contact Steve Craddock, Realty Specialist in the Tuscarora Field Office, by e-mail at or by phone at (775) 753-0273.

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.

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Last updated: 04-14-2015