BLM seeks comment on draft EA analyzing direct sale of 0.66 acres in White Pine County, Nevada

ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Bristlecone Field Office is asking the public to review and provide comment on a draft environmental assessment and draft Resource Management Plan Amendment, and unsigned 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 comment period concludes June 14, 2022.

The BLM is proposing to amend the 2008 Ely District 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.

A combined Notice of Realty Action and Notice of Intent was published in the Federal Register on February 4 initiating a 45-day public scoping period that concluded March 21, 2022. BLM received one written comment during the formal scoping period.  The comment received was from the Nevada Division of Water Resources, stating they had no comment on the proposed project. 

The draft Environmental Assessment with site map, draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact are available online at Submit written comments to the BLM Ely District Office, 702 North Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301, Attn: Project Manager Concetta Brown or submit comments electronically to

For more information, contact BLM Project Manager Concetta Brown 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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Chris Hanefeld