Bureau of Land Management Proposes Online Summer Land Sale in Las Vegas Valley

Funds generated will be used throughout Nevada for projects such as fuels treatments and capital improvements

LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management Las Vegas Field Office proposes to hold a summer online sale of public land and is seeking public comments. The BLM is proposing the sale in compliance with the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA) and would include 11 parcels of public land totaling 74.375 acres in the Las Vegas Valley. A Notice of Realty Action published today in the Federal Register opened a 45-day comment period which will close on August 16.       

In accordance with the SNPLMA, 85 percent of any funds generated would be used throughout Nevada for projects such as the development of parks, trails, and natural areas, capital improvements on Federal lands, acquisition of environmentally sensitive land, hazardous fuels reduction, and landscape restoration projects.  Additionally, five percent of the revenue would go to the State of Nevada General Education Fund and ten percent would be directed to the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

The parcels are located throughout the Las Vegas Valley.  Of the 11 parcels, six are located in the northwest part of the valley near Interstate 215 and State Route 157; four are located in the southwest near Blue Diamond Road and Interstate 15; and one is located in the southeast near Interstate 15 and State Route 146.

The modified competitive land sale will be conducted as an online auction, in accordance with SNPLMA, as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, as amended, and the BLM land sale regulations.  The parcels will be offered at not less than the fair market value as determined by an appraisal. The modified competitive online sale will be hosted by EnergyNet, the BLM’s service provider, and will take place on September 1 at 8:00 a.m., Pacific Time, on EnergyNet’s website at https://www.EnergyNet.com/govt_listing.pl. Parcels may be viewed online on the EnergyNet website approximately ten business days after the posting of the NORA in the Federal Register. The fair market value for the parcels will be published on EnergyNet’s website no later than 30 days prior to the sale. 

To participate, prospective buyers must create an EnergyNet account, complete the EnergyNet Bidding Terms Agreement, request a bidding allowance, register for the BLM Nevada SNPLMA Summer 2021 Land Sale, and obtain a bidder number. EnergyNet may require approximately five (5) business days to determine bidder’s financial qualifications. Additional information on how to register at EnergyNet may be found at https://www.energynet.com/page/Government_Listings_Participation. Potential bidders may register for the online sale as soon as the auction website is active.

Written comments about this sale should be mailed to BLM Las Vegas Field Office, Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130 or faxed to (702) 515-5023.

For more information about modified competitive sales, please contact Jayangi Ayesha Gamage, BLM Realty Specialist, at (702) 515-5189 or jgamage@blm.gov.

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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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