Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA)

In The Spotlight


The Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA) became law in October 1998. It allows the Bureau of Land Management to sell public land within a specific boundary around Las Vegas, Nevada. The revenue derived from land sales is split between the State of Nevada General Education Fund (5%), the Southern Nevada Water Authority (10%), and a special account available to the Secretary of the Interior for:

  • Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas
  • Capital Improvements
  • Conservation Initiatives
  • Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan (MSHCP)
  • Environmentally Sensitive Land Acquisitions
  • Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention
  • Eastern Nevada Landscape Restoration Project
  • Lake Tahoe Restoration Projects

Other provisions in the SNPLMA direct certain land sale and acquisition procedures, direct the BLM to convey title of land in the McCarran Airport noise zone to Clark County, and provide for the sale of land for affordable housing.

If you are having trouble finding the information you need, or have suggestions on how we might improve our site content, please inform the Assistant District Manager, SNPLMA, by calling (702) 515-5044.