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Release Date: 07/16/14
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News Release No. ELDO 2014-044

BLM seeks public comments on proposed conveyance of public land for Elko County shooting range

ELKO, Nev.–The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Tuscarora Field Office, published a Notice of Realty Action in the Federal Register July 16, 2014 for the classification and conveyance of approximately 255 acres to Elko County for the Elko County Shooting Range. The BLM will accept public comments on the proposal until Sept. 2, 2014.

The parcel of public land proposed for classification and conveyance is located 3.5 miles west of the Elko. The classification of the parcel is consistent with the Approved Elko Resource Management Plan (RMP) dated March 11, 1987.

Interested parties may submit written comments on the suitability of the land for conveyance to Elko County for a shooting range. Comments are restricted to whether the land is physically suited for conveyance proposal, whether the conveyance will maximize the future use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use is consistent with State and Federal Programs.

Interested parties may also submit written comments regarding the specific use proposed in the application and request for conveyance, and whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act.

Written comments must be addressed to the BLM, Tuscarora Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801 Attention: Elko County Shooting Range.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information for 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 the project lead Elisabeth Puentes at (775) 753-0294 or by email to

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