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Release Date: 06/28/12
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2012-23

BLM Extends Public Input Period for Non-motorized Trails EA, Schedules Open House

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Caliente Field Office has extended the deadline to provide input on developing trails for non-motorized recreation in Lincoln County to Wednesday, July 25, 2012.  Hiking, bicycling and horseback riding are non-motorized recreation activities.

Caliente Field Office managers and staff will host a public open house at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, in the field office conference room, at 1400 South Front Street, in Caliente, to provide information and receive input.

The input received will be used to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) that addresses the potential for developing trails systems that range in experience level from easy to difficult.  A draft EA is tentatively scheduled to be released to the public for review and comment in fall 2012.

Interested individuals should address all written comments to the BLM Caliente Field Office, PO Box 237, Caliente, NV 89008, Attn: Melissa Buzzard or email them to  Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should 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.

For more information, contact Melissa Buzzard, BLM Caliente Field Office recreation technician, at (775) 726-8100 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 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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