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Release Date: 05/20/14

BLM Proposes Sale of Public Land for Mt. Moriah Cemetery

Tonopah, NV -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Battle Mountain District, Tonopah Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposed sale of seven and one-half (7½) acres of public land, one-half mile west of Manhattan, Nev. The sale of this parcel, which includes the existing Mt. Moriah Cemetery, as well as an area to accommodate future expansion, is proposed to be conducted via direct sale to Nye County. Nye County has requested the land sale so that they may expand the cemetery which is currently at capacity. Comments on the proposed sale will be accepted during a 45-day comment period ending July 7, 2014.

Comments may be submitted in writing to: BLM Tonopah Field Office, Attn: Timothy J. Coward, P.O. Box 911, Tonopah, NV 89049. Comments may also be submitted by fax at 775- 482-7810 or by e-mail at

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 the public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

A Notice of Realty Action for the proposed sale was published in the Federal Register on May 20, 2014.

For additional information regarding the proposed sale of this parcel, contact Wendy Seley, BLM Realty Specialist, at 775-482-7804, or e-mail

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.

Last updated: 04-17-2015