Humboldt River Field Office issued the final Environmental Assessment for the Winnemucca Sand Dunes

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. —The Humboldt River Field Office (HRFO) signed and issued the final Environmental Assessment for the construction of infrastructure at the Winnemucca Sand Dunes (WSD).  The WSD is a popular area for mechanized recreation nine miles north of Winnemucca on Hwy 95.

The project concept was developed after the Nevada OHV Commission awarded  $147,805 to Northern Nevada ATV in partnership with HRFO, for new recreation amenities and facilities at the WSD. The HRFO will put up $40,554 to cover the total cost of the project of $188,360. Construction will include interpretive signs, two shade structures, picnic tables and a dual vault toilet with exterior trash compartments.

“Partnerships like this allowed the HRFO to further develop the Winnemucca Sand Dunes Recreation Area and bring more visitors to Winnemucca,” said HRFO Manager, Kathleen Rehberg.

The public can view the planning documents at . For more information about this project contact Robin Michel or call 775-623-1500.

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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Heather O'Hanlon