BLM releases final EA and proposed RMP amendment analyzing direct sale of 0.66 acres in White Pine County, Nevada

ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office has released the final environmental assessment and proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment, and signed Finding of No Significant Impact analyzing the sale of one 0.66-acre parcel of public land in White Pine County, Nevada. The 30-day public review and protest period concludes Sept. 12, 2022.

The BLM is proposing to amend the 2008 Ely District Resource Management Plan (RMP) to identify a specific 0.66-acre parcel for disposal and provide the proposed recipient a patent for the parcel. The proposal meets land sale criteria as described in Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as the lands are difficult and uneconomic to manage as part of the public lands and are not suitable for management by another Federal department or agency.

The BLM on Feb. 4, 2022, published a combined Notice of Realty Action and Notice of Intent in the Federal Register initiating a 45-day public scoping period that concluded March 21, 2022. The BLM received one written comment from the Nevada Division of Water Resources, stating they had no comment on the proposed project. The draft Environmental Assessment with site map, proposed RMP Amendment, and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact were made available for a 30-day public review and comment period that concluded June 14, 2022. No written comments were received.

The final environmental assessment and proposed RMP Amendment, and signed Finding of No Significant Impact are available online at Instructions on how to file a protest are available online at filing-a-plan-protest. For more information, contact Concetta Brown, project manager, at (775) 289-1885 or

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.

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Bristlecone Field Office


Chris Hanefeld
Concetta Brown