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Southern Nevada District Office
Release Date: 09/24/13
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057 ,

BLM Seeks Public Comment to the Petition/Application for Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Public Meeting

LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on a proposal to extend the mineral withdrawal on 768,546 acres of public land to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Lincoln and Clark counties within the Desert National Wildlife Range for an additional 20 years. Public comments will be accepted for 90 days until Dec. 23, 2013.
A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive in Las Vegas.
The withdrawal is requested to continue to protect, enhance, and maintain wildlife resources, including bighorn sheep on the range. The Desert National Wildlife Range provides one of the largest blocks of desert bighorn sheep habitat remaining in the Southwest.

The Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Public Meeting published in the Sept. 24, 2013 Federal Register. The notice includes a correction to the legal land description. Public Land Order No. 7070, withdrew 769,543 acres from the U.S. mining laws.

Written comments may be mailed to the BLM Southern Nevada District Manager, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130, or emailed to:

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from the public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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.

Last updated: 04-20-2015