BLM approves Dodge Flat Utility and Road Crossing Project


Bureau of Land Management

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Carson City District Office

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The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Sierra Front Field Office has approved the Dodge Flat Utility and Road Crossing Project authorizing the construction of access roads and buried utility lines across two parcels of BLM-administered land to serve the proposed Dodge Flat Solar Energy Center (DFSEC), and to use existing improved roads, segments of which cross public lands, as secondary access to the DFSEC as proposed by Dodge Flat Solar LLC.

The DFSEC is located west of the intersection of State Route 447 and Olinghouse Road, approximately 3.5 miles northwest of the town of Wadsworth, in unincorporated Washoe County, Nevada. Dodge Flat Solar is developing the DFSEC as a 200-megawatt alternating current photovoltaic solar energy and storage facility on approximately 1,632 acres of private land.

A copy of the EA is available in the Carson City District BLM Office and on the project webpage at .

For more information contact: Gerrit Buma, Planning and Environmental Coordinator at: 775-885-6000.

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.