BLM presents Mohave County patent for 5.95 acres for public offices and maintenance facility under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act

ST. GEORGE, Utah—Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District Manager Michael Herder presented Mohave County Public Works Director Steven Latoski with the patent for a 5.95-acre parcel of land in the community of Beaver Dam, Arizona, on Aug 26. The parcel, which is the site of a County maintenance facility and public offices, had previously been leased (with an option to patent) by the County under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act

“Mohave County and the community of Beaver Dam have been good caretakers and stewards of this land during the time they held the lease,” said Herder. “They complied with the terms and conditions of that lease and have developed the site for the public benefit. The BLM is pleased to present this patent to the County so it can continue to serve Beaver Dam well into the future.” 

“Mohave County looks forward to utilizing this patent and expanding upon our maintenance and improvement of facilities to better serve this growing community,” said Latoski. 

The Recreation and Public Purposes Act authorizes the sale or lease of certain public lands for recreational or public purposes to State and local governments and to qualified nonprofit organizations. 

BLM Arizona Strip Assistant Field Manager Amanda Sparks, Mohave County Public Works Director Steven Latoski, BLM Arizona Strip District Manager Michael Herder and BLM Arizona Strip Field Manager Lorraine Christian.
Pictured left to right: BLM Arizona Strip Assistant Field Manager Amanda Sparks, Mohave County Public Works Director Steven Latoski, BLM Arizona Strip District Manager Michael Herder and BLM Arizona Strip Field Manager Lorraine Christian.

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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