Bureau of Land Management Seeks Public Comment for the Dixie Meadows Geothermal Development Project

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office has prepared the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Dixie Meadows Geothermal Development Project. The BLM is seeking public comment and input on this EA under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. This includes seeking information and identifying historic properties in or near the project area. The project is located in Churchill and Pershing Counties, Nevada approximately 43 miles northeast of Fallon, Nevada on BLM-administered land. Public comments will be accepted from January 13 through February 12, 2021.

“The BLM encourages the public to review the provided documents and submit comments for this important project,” said Ken Collum, Carson City District Manager.

The EA analyzes potential impacts from the proposed action which includes development and operation of up to two 30 Megawatt net rated geothermal power plants; drilling, testing, and operating up to 18 geothermal production and injection well sites and eight core hole sites; constructing and operating pipelines to carry geothermal fluid between well fields and the power plants; and constructing either a 120-kilovolt (kV) or a 230-kV gen-tie and associated structures. 

Please click here for the Final EA and associated documents.. Please submit comments on the ePlaning website as the preferred method.  Written comments will also be accepted and should be addressed to“Dixie Meadows Final EA” Attn: Dave Schroeder, Stillwater Field Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701, via email: blm_nv_ccdowebmail@blm.gov, or fax at (775)-885-6147.  Written comments on the Final EA must be postmarked on or before February 12, 2021.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address or other personally identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment including your personally identifying information may be publicly available at any time.  While you may ask us in your comment to withhold personally identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. After the public review period has ended, comments will be analyzed and considered part of the decision-making process.

For more information email Dave Schroeder at d1schroe@blm.gov.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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