BLM offers $1,000 reward for information about person(s) responsible for vandalism and theft of government property

Carson City, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction and/or civil prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the vandalism and theft of government property stolen from Desert Springs Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) near Hungry Valley, NV.

 On January 6, 2020, technical equipment (datalogger, battery, and a solar panel, etc.) was stolen from the BLM RAWS station near Hungry Valley, Nv. The theft was discovered on January 10, 2020, and the estimated value of the stolen items and repair to the damaged infrastructure is $11,000.

 Anyone with information about person(s) who may be responsible, please contact BLM law enforcement at 775-857-3511 and leave a message.


The BLM manages more than 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. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.

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Bureau of Land Management


Carson City District Office


Lisa Ross