The Black Rock Field Office to conduct repairs on Route 2054

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. — From July 26, 2021, through August 31, 2021, the Black Rock Field Office will be conducting road maintenance actions on Route 2054 High Rock Lake Road which connects Soldier Meadows Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) to High Rock Canyon Road.

Presently, the road is impassable due to flooding and there is a high risk of motorists getting stuck. The water flooding the section of road is connected to Desert Dace habitat, a threatened fish species only known to be found in the Soldier Meadows area. The planned road maintenance actions will create hardened water crossings to allow motorists to travel through the area without damaging sensitive habitat.

The Soldier Meadows ACEC is located approximately 60 miles north of Gerlach, Nevada and is a popular location for recreationists due to the hot spring, a designated campground, and the Soldier Meadows Cabin. Motorists also travel through the Soldier Meadows ACEC to access the southern entrance of High Rock Canyon.

Travel along Route 2054 High Rock Lake Road may be delayed or impassable during road construction and motorists are strongly encouraged to plan alternative routes. There is alternative access to the southern High Rock Canyon entrance via County Road 34 from the west.

For more information, please call the Black Rock Field Office at 775-623-1500.

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. 

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Heather O'Hanlon