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Release Date: 01/08/14
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2014-09

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Ash Springs Temporary Closure Preliminary EA

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Caliente Field Office is asking the public to review and provide comment on the Ash Springs Temporary Closure Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA).  The 15-day public comment period concludes Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

The Caliente Field Office is proposing to temporarily close to the public the Ash Springs Recreation Site located adjacent to U.S. Highway 93 in Lincoln County, about 100 miles north of Las Vegas, Nev.  The Ash Springs Temporary Closure Preliminary EA analyzes the potential impacts that could result from implementation of the proposed action and examines the need to ensure the protection and viability of natural resources and the public need for recreational opportunities.  

The Ash Springs Temporary Closure Preliminary EA is available for public review at:  Select Nevada, Caliente FO, EA, 2013 and DOI-BLM-NV-L030-2013-0032-EA to display the project webpage.

Interested individuals should address all written comments to the BLM Caliente Field Office, P.O. Box 237, Caliente, NV 89008, Attn: Lisa Domina or fax them to Domina at (775) 726-8111.  Comments may also be submitted to e-mail address:  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 public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information, contact Lisa Domina, at the BLM Caliente Field Office, at (775) 726-8116 or

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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