BLM announces temporary safety closure of public lands for Reno Air Races


Bureau of Land Management

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Sierra Front Field Office

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CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Sierra Front Field Office announces a temporary closure order for a special recreation permit issued to the Reno Air Racing Association. On June 4 through June 9 and September 13 through September 17, 2023, 450 acres of public lands north of the Reno-Stead Airport will be closed for the qualifying and competition events. Please see map.

Throughout both events, the area of public land will be patrolled by the BLM and partner agencies in coordination with BLM.  Any person who violates the closure may face penalties.  The patrols are intended to ensure that a safety perimeter within the course area is maintained during the closure periods.

Closure restrictions do not apply to event officials, medical and rescue personnel, law enforcement, and agency personnel monitoring the events.

For more information, please contact Lisa Ross, Public Affairs Specialist, at 775-885-6107.  To view the Federal Register Notice, go to

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.