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Release Date: 03/21/14
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2014-017

BLM Land Sale Raises $19,000

Ely, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Caliente Field Office held a public auction on Thursday, March 20, selling one parcel of agency-administered public land totaling 40 acres to Steve Medlin, of Lincoln County, Nev., for $19,000.  Medlin was the lone bidder.

The parcel, located approximately 20 miles southeast of Rachel, contains a 2.5-acre parcel of leased public land and was sold through a modified competitive sale.  Medlin, the lessee, was identified as the designated bidder and was authorized to meet the high bid.

The sale was conducted in accordance with the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004, complied with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and was in conformance with the Ely Resource Management Plan.

The Nevada State General Education Fund will receive five percent of the sales proceeds and Lincoln County will receive 10 percent.  The BLM will receive 85-percent for wilderness planning and natural resource protection, and recreation and other opportunities in Lincoln County.

For more information, contact Cynthia Longinetti, BLM Ely District realty specialist, at (775) 289-1800 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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