In compliance with SNPLMA, BLM to offer 893 acres for sale at August 29 auction

Las Vegas – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold an auction Thursday, August 29 at 10 a.m. to sell 61 parcels of public land, totaling 893.35 acres.  Parcels vary in size from 1.87 to 270 acres and are located throughout the Las Vegas Valley.  Of the 61 parcels, 50 are within Clark County jurisdiction, 10 are within City of Las Vegas jurisdiction and one is within City of North Las Vegas jurisdiction. 

Parcels in the southwest portion of the Las Vegas Valley

·       24 parcels are located near Blue Diamond Road

·       seven parcels are located west of Interstate 15 between West Silverado Ranch Boulevard and West Cactus Avenue 

·       five parcels are located east of Interstate 215 near Spring Mountain Road and West Flamingo Road

·       one parcel is located west of Interstate 215 and south of West Sunset Road

Parcels in the northwest portion of the Las Vegas Valley

·       20 parcels are located near Interstate 215 and State Route 157

Parcels in the Southeast portion of the Las Vegas Valley

·       three parcels are located east of South Las Vegas Boulevard and south of Interstate 215

Parcel in the northeast portion of the Las Vegas Valley

·       one parcel is located north of Interstate 15 and south of Interstate 215

The competitive sealed-bid and oral auction sale will be held in accordance with the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA.)  The parcels are offered at not less than fair market value of $186,549,000.  A Notice of Realty Action published in the June 28, 2019 Federal Register.

The sale will be held at the City of North Las Vegas Council Chambers at 2250 Las Vegas Blvd North.  Bidder registration opens at 9 a.m. and the auction begins at 10 a.m. Successful bidders are required to pay 20 percent of the full purchase price, in a cashier’s check, by 3:30 p.m. on the day of sale. The remainder is due within 180 days. More information (including sales matrix and parcel map) is available on the BLM website at https://www.blm.gov/snplma

“The BLM strives to be a good neighbor in the communities we serve,” said Southern Nevada District Manager Tim Smith. “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 and landscape restoration projects. Additionally, five percent of the revenue goes to the State of Nevada General Education Fund and 10 percent to the Southern Nevada Water Authority.”

The sale parcels are identified for disposal and have been analyzed through the Las Vegas Disposal Boundary Environmental Impact Statement of December 23, 2004. All resource issues have been identified and cleared. A Determination of National Environmental Policy Act Adequacy number DOI-BLM-NV-S010-2019-0003-DNAfor this sale, which tiers to the 2004 EIS, is available for public review and comment. The sale parcels lie within the approved disposal boundaries established in the Las Vegas RMP and ROD on October 5, 1998.

The BLM manages more than 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. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.

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