BLM Logo
Ely District Office
Release Date: 11/22/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2013-04

BLM Hosts Public Meeting to discuss Future Management of Ash Springs Recreation Site

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Caliente Field Office invites the public to participate in an open forum discussion regarding future management of the Ash Springs Recreation Site.  The forum is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at the Alamo Annex Courtroom, 121 Joshua St., in Alamo, Nev.

The BLM in July 2013 temporarily closed the approximately one-acre site, located alongside U.S. Highway 93 about 110 miles north of Las Vegas, Nev., due to extensive modification of the man-made pool by public users that is causing a threat to human safety and degrading habitat for endangered species. 

The popular recreation site is home to the endangered White River springfish, as well as several sensitive species that include the Pahranagat pebblesnail, Pahranagat naucorid bug and Grated tyronia.

For more information, contact the Caliente Field Office at (775) 726-8100.

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.

Ely District Office   702 North Industrial Way      Ely, NV 89301  

Last updated: 04-20-2015