BLM seeks input on proposed land transfer to Walker River Paiute


Bureau of Land Management

Media Contact:

Lisa Ross

WALKER RIVER, Nev.—The Bureau of Land Management is taking public input on a proposal to transfer approximately 173 acres to the Walker River Paiute Tribe, to be held in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The transfer would add to the Walker River Paiute Reservation located north of Walker Lake in Mineral County and about 22 miles north-northwest of the town of Hawthorne.

“This proposed action demonstrates BLM’s ongoing efforts to support the needs of the Walker River Paiute Tribe while fulfilling its responsibilities as a steward of the nation's public lands,” said Kim Dow, Carson City District Manager.

Public comments are welcome through August 7, 2024.

Those wishing to mail comments can send them to the BLM Carson City District Office, Attn: Walker River Public Land Transfer, 5665 Morgan Mill Rd., Carson City, NV 89701, or emailed to

For more information about this proposed action, please contact Joe Palma at 775-885-6131.

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.