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Carson City District
Release Date: 07/24/13
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 ,
News Release No. CCDO 2013-051

Black Rock Resource Advisory subcommittee to meet on Saturday, July 27

Carson City, Nev.--The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Sierra Front-Northwestern-Great Basin Resource Advisory Council, Black Rock National Conservation Area (NCA) sub-committee will meet on Saturday, July 27. The meeting will be held at the BLM State Office, at 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nev., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Agenda items include:

  • Status and discussion regarding acquisition of private inholdings (E Fork High Rock Wilderness and Smokey Creek parcels);
  • Soldier Meadows - Update and discussion regarding Desert Dace taking and condition of the grazing allotment;
  • Update & discussion on drought monitoring and any actual actions taken with permittees or with wild horses and burros;
  • Friends of Black Rock High Rock presentation regarding NCA projects;
  • Cultural Resources: update & discussion regarding contracts, studies, monitoring, and specifically any emigrant trail projects;
  • Discussion about the purpose and effectiveness of the subgroup and recruiting new members;
  • Staffing at Black Rock Station, new signs in the NCA, and recreation discussion;
  • Update on the DeLong and Humboldt County litigation on roads and ditches in the Jackson Mountain wilderness;
  • Update & discussion regarding the Hycroft mine facilities expansion, wells, power lines, rail spur, view-shed impacts, etc.;
  • Sage-grouse winter die off and any effects on management in or around the NCA.
  • Update on the Winnemucca Resource Management Plan.
For more information call Lisa Ross, public affairs specialist, at 775-885-6107.

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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