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Release Date: 07/21/14
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News Release No. ELDO 2014-047

BLM seeks Elko County residents for input on public lands recreation

ELKO, Nev. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District, is seeking input from Elko County residents on the benefits of recreating on public lands in a series of focus groups being held in July and August.

The Great Basin Institute (GBI) is facilitating these interactive discussions to gather information from individuals and organizations that recreate in Elko County’s Wilderness Study Areas and on public lands. This information will then be used to update the Elko District Resource Management Plan to better facilitate the needs and expectations of public land users.

The focus groups are scheduled for:

  • Elko: July 30 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Pizza Barn, 2598 Idaho Street, Elko 
  • Wells: Aug. 5 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Senior Center, 300 Post Road, Wells
  • Wendover: Aug. 12 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the West Wendover Branch Library, 590 Camper Drive, Wendover
  • Carlin: Aug. 20 from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Carlin Branch Library, 811 Main Street, Carlin

GBI will provide refreshments. Meetings are limited to 20 participants and interested individuals are asked to contact Zachary Pratt at (775) 753-0212 or by the Monday before the meeting date.

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.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-17-2015