Bureau of Land Management Proposes to sell 939.52 acres in Las Vegas Valley
Funds generated will be used throughout Nevada for projects such as capital improvements on Federal lands, hazardous fuels treatments and landscape restoration initiatives
LAS VEGAS, NV — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office is seeking public comments on a non-competitive (direct) sale of 939.52 acres of public lands to the City of Las Vegas, pursuant to Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, as amended, and the BLM public land sale regulations. A Notice of Realty Action published today in the Federal Register, opening a 45-day comment period which will close on February 21, 2023.
The parcel will be offered at not less than the fair market value of $94,000,000.00, as determined by an appraisal. In accordance with the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, 85 percent of the funds generated by this sale will 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, 5 percent of the revenue goes to the State of Nevada General Education Fund and 10 percent of the revenue goes to the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
The sale parcel is in the City of Las Vegas, east of U.S. 95 and north of Moccasin Road, in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley. This direct sale is in conformance with the BLM Las Vegas Resource Management Plan Record of Decision LD-1, approved on October 5, 1998. The Las Vegas Valley Disposal Boundary Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision issued on December 23, 2004, and Las Vegas In-Valley Area Multi-Action Analysis Environmental Assessment, DOI-BLM-NV-S010-2016-0054-EA, analyzed the sale parcel. A parcel-specific EA, document number DOI-BLM-NV-S010-2021-0059-EA, was prepared in connection with this sale and available for public review and comment.
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.
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal 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 the public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
For more information about non-competitive (direct) sales, please contact Jayangi Ayesha Gamage, BLM Realty Specialist, at (702) 515-5189 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.