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Winnemucca District - Black Field Office
Release Date: 04/17/14

BLM Opens Black Rock Station for Summer Season

Winnemucca, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Black Rock Station visitor contact center will open on April 20 for the 2014 season. The Station is just west of Gerlach, Nev., at the entrance to Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA).

The regular operating hours are Thursday – Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as staffing allows; the station is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

“The Black Rock Desert is a remote and primitive area,” said Gene Seidlitz, Winnemuca District Manager. “The Station is an important stopping off place for visitors to get information that will help them understand and enjoy the area, as well as to become aware of important safety and survival tips.”

Visitors to the Black Rock Station will have the opportunity to learn about this beautiful area through interpretive panels and maps. Important safety information, as well as information of the cultural and natural resources in the area including wildlife, plants, wilderness, and recreational opportunities are also available.

The facility will be open through the end of October and will be staffed by BLM personnel. The Station also houses a fire engine bay, barracks, warehouse/shop, and small administrative office. A BLM fire crew will operate out of the facility from July to August.

This year James Schenck, Black Rock Park Ranger, will be providing visitor and educational services throughout the summer season.

For additional information regarding recreational opportunities and visiting the Black Rock area, contact James Schenck, at (775) 557-2503.

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.

Winnemucca District - Black Field Office    5100 East Winnemucca Blvd. Winnemucca, NV 89445  

Last updated: 04-17-2015