BLM holds Designated Leasing Area Siting Forum March 13

LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management will hold a Designated Leasing Area Siting Forum for the Southern Nevada District on March 13 in the ballroom at the Santa Fe Station in Las Vegas. The forum is open to the public.

The purpose of the forum is to identify locations on which to site wind and solar development in areas with the highest generation potential and fewest resource conflicts considering the following criteria:

  • Minimize potential negative environmental impacts;
  • Minimize potential negative social, recreation and economic impacts;
  • Provide flexibility to the renewable energy industry to consider a variety of renewable energy projects (e.g., location, facility size, and technology);
  • Optimize existing transmission infrastructure and corridors;
  • Identify legal access to private, state and Federal lands surrounding the DLA and the potential to create areas that are inaccessible to the public;
  • Consider the effects on the manageability and uses of public lands around boundaries of the DLA; and
  • Meet projected demand for renewable energy development.

Two separate sessions will be available for the forum – the first session is scheduled from 12-3:30 p.m. and the second session from 5-8:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Centennial B, C, D and E Ballrooms at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N Rancho Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130.

For more information, please contact Lee Kirk at (702) 515-5026 or email

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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