BLM Seeks Public Comment on the Argenta Settlement Agreement Range Improvement Environmental Assessment



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BATTLE MOUNTAIN, NV – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Battle Mountain District Office (BMDO), Mount Lewis Field Office (MLFO) is asking the public to review and provide input on the Argenta Settlement Agreement (Agreement) Range Improvement Environmental Assessment (EA). The proposed project is located within the Argenta Allotment, southeast of Battle Mountain, NV. 

The Agreement was a result of a collaborative effort between the permittees and BLM’s National Riparian Service Team (NRST) in the summer of 2015. The agreement was designed to implement measures to allow multiple uses for sustained yield by protecting fragile riparian resources. The NRST recommended three fence proposals on August 11, 2015. 

The Agreement EA analyzed plans to construct exclosures along segments of riparian areas within the Fire Creek, Maysville South, and North Fork Use Areas in the Argenta Allotment. The proposed activities would exclude livestock grazing from approximately 60.35 acres of BLM administered land. 

The 30-day comment period ends February 22, 2016. Written comments can be sent to BLM, 50 Bastian Road Battle Mountain, NV 89820 or emailed to: The EA may be viewed at: A printed copy can be picked up at the Battle Mountain District Office at 50 Bastian Road, Battle Mountain, NV. 

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised, that your entire comment -- including your personal identifying information -- may be made publicly available at any time. If you ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 

If you have any questions or require clarification on this EA, please call Adam Cochran, Lead Rangeland Management Specialist, or Andrea Dolbear, Planning and Environmental Coordinator at (775)-635-4000.

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.