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Elko District Office
Release Date: 03/16/12
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2012-027

Volunteers needed to help plant sagebrush seedlings

ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District is partnering with Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and Nevada Muley’s in planting sagebrush seedlings to improve winter habitat for mule deer and other species in the 2011 Izzenhood burn area on Saturday, March 31.


Volunteers are needed to help plant seedlings near Middle Rock Creek located in the Rock Creek Ranch area, 35 miles north of Battle Mountain, Nev. Volunteers will  meet at the Battle Mountain Fairgrounds on North Battle Mountain Road at 8:15 a.m. We plan  to return to the fairgrounds around 2:30 p.m. Volunteers will need 4-wheel drive vehicles; however, carpooling is encouraged and arrangements can be made when signing up.


Drinks, snacks and lunch are provided courtesy of Nevada Muley’s, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and improving mule deer and their habitat. All planting tools and materials will be provided as well. Volunteers will need to bring sturdy shoes, gloves and warm clothing.


Volunteers need to sign up before March 28 by contacting Tom Warren at (775) 753-0355 or by email at

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.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-14-2015