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Tonopah Field Office
Release Date: 10/19/12
Contacts: Bruce Andersen , 775-482-7844 ,
News Release No. BMDO 2013-01

Volunteers at Crescent Sand Dunes Roll Up Sleeves for National Public Lands Day

Tonopah, Nev.–The Tonopah community and the Bureau of Land Management came together to improve the management and maintenance of the popular Crescent Sand Dunes recreation area during a National Public Lands Day event in late September. Volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 482 and employees from Solar Reserve joined BLM employees in picking up litter, cleaning up and consolidating fire rings and installing a new entrance sign at the popular local recreation site. Earlier in the week Solar Reserve graded the access road smoothing washed out areas and making the site more accessible. After a busy morning of work, everyone enjoyed a barbeque lunch donated by Central Nevada Hardware in Tonopah.

“The project represents a step forward in bringing the community and BLM together in the management and maintenance of the area,” said BLM Tonopah Field Manager Tom Seley. “The BLM is developing our presence at the site and we have future plans to provide picnic tables, an informational sign and a visitor registration box.”

These local volunteers were part of a coast-to-coast effort of more than 170,000 who came together at more than 2,100 sites in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. to donate their time and effort to improving the public lands they enjoy every day.

To learn more about National Public Lands Day, visit the NPLD website 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.

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Last updated: 04-14-2015