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Release Date: 01/14/14
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2014-011

Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative Round 7 Nomination Period Opens

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be accepting proposals for Round 7 of the Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative (LCAI) from Wednesday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

Proposals under this initiative are focused on the inventory, evaluation, protection and management of unique archaeological resources in Lincoln County. Projects must be on public land within Lincoln County and address the priorities outlined in the solicitation

Proposals are being solicited through, solicitation #L14AS00020, or through solicitation #L14PS00045. Specific requirements for submitting projects are available at Proposals must be submitted directly to the BLM grants or contracting officers named in the solicitations.

Funding for LCAI comes from revenues generated through the sale of public lands identified for disposal in the Lincoln County Lands Act and existing land-use plans. The Act created a special account in which 85-percent of the revenues from land sales are deposited.  Funds in the special account may be used for a number of activities, including the study of archaeological resources in Lincoln County.  The remaining funds are distributed to the State of Nevada (5-percent) and Lincoln County (10-percent).

To date the BLM has approved $6,115,992 for archaeological projects in Lincoln County.  Expenditures approved include documenting Paiute and Shoshone rock art sites, and oral histories and practices; archaeological site inventories; obsidian toolstone research; settlement pattern studies; educational brochures and websites; and upgrade of archaeological collections by inventorying, re-marking and repackaging of artifacts collected from public lands in Lincoln County.

For more information, contact Program Manager Carol Bass at (775) 289-1803 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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