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Carson City District
Release Date: 03/15/12
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 ,
News Release No. CCDO 2012-22

BLM and Washoe County Sheriff's Office Combat Public Dumping

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, along with the Washoe County Sherriff’s Office (WCSO) combined efforts in combating public dumping when an abandoned boat full of household trash was discovered in north Reno, in the Golden Valley area. Joint efforts between the BLM and WCSO proved effective with a suspect being identified through evidence acquired from the trash. The incident is currently under investigation.

WCSO and BLM officers have often worked jointly in the past few years investigating such incidents involving illegal dumping and abandoned property on public lands.

The public should be aware that illegal dumping is a Federal Offense which carries a minimum of $525 with a maximum up to $1,000, and up to 12 months imprisonment for the first offense This penalty does not include costs for restitution. 

For further information please contact Law Enforcement Ranger George Paiva at 775-885-6191 or Deputy Armando Avina at 775-328-6370.

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.

Carson City District   5665 Morgan Mill Road      Carson City, NV 89701  

Last updated: 04-14-2015