Elko District signs decision for West Wendover legislative conveyance
– The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko District Office will sign a decision to support the West Wendover legislative conveyance Sept. 30, 2022 in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. This decision will convey between 4,000 and 6,000 acres of lands deemed as excess by Hill Air Force Base to the City of West Wendover, Nevada and Tooele County, Utah.
“We look forward to signing the decision on the proposed West Wendover Land Conveyance Project,” said Melanie Mitchell, BLM Elko Wells Field Office Manager. “The input from the public and our partners in local, state, federal and Tribal governments provided critical information to support this action.”
The project will directly convey lands deemed excess by the United States Air Force in October 2021 to the City of West Wendover, Nevada for development of an industrial park and related infrastructure, as well as to Tooele County, Utah for runway protection zones surrounding the existing airport in Wendover, Utah. The conveyance may be subject to additional terms and conditions as jointly determined by the Secretary of the Air Force and Secretary of the Interior.
Under the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003, conveyance of these lands is authorized to occur in phases. The BLM may convey additional lands in the future, up to 14,595 acres once the USAF has determined their future needs for the remaining lands.
The Environmental Assessment, Finding of No Significant Impact and Decision Record are available online at https://go.usa.gov/xug9g.
For additional information, please contact Kayla Cox, Realty Project Lead, at k or call (775) 753-0249.
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.