Bureau of Land Management proposes to sell 84.06 acres to City of West Wendover

ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a non-competitive sale of 84.06 acres to the City of West Wendover, which plans to develop a city hall, convention center, health facility, parks and recreation, and parking for public purposes.

The proposed action is in conformance with the Wells Resource Area Management Plan Record of Decision, which allows for land sales to local governments for orderly community expansion. The sale parcel is in the City of West Wendover between Interstate 80 to the north and Wendover Boulevard to the south.

A notice of realty action published in today’s Federal Register opens a 45-day comment period which will close June 21, 2021. The parcel will be offered at no less than fair market value. These public lands are identified as designated for disposal by “Public sale for orderly community expansion” in the Wells Resource Management Plan, dated July 16, 1985. A Determination of National Environmental Policy Act Adequacy document numbered DOI-BLM-NV-E030-2019-0005-DNA found at https://go.usa.gov/xAsFM was prepared in connection with this Notice of Realty Action.

Public comments regarding the proposed sale may be mailed to the BLM Wells Field Office, Attn: Melanie Mitchell, Wells Field Manager, 3900 East Idaho St., Elko, Nevada 89801, or faxed to 775-753-0347, or emailed to elfoweb@blm.gov. The BLM will not consider comments received via telephone call.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifying information in any comment, be aware that your entire comment, including your personally identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information please contact: Karen Uhri, Realty Specialist, BLM Elko District, Wells Field Office at 775-753-0378, at the above address or email to kuhri@blm.gov.

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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