Humboldt River Field Office seeking public comment on the Preliminary Environmental Assessment for Lincoln Hill Exploration Project

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. The Humboldt River Field Office (HRFO) is soliciting public comments on the Lincoln Hill Project Preliminary Environmental Assessment (PEA) located in Rochester Canyon. Coeur Rochester, Inc. is proposing to explore for gold and silver on 8,457 acres located approximately 20 miles northeast of Lovelock, Nevada.

Comments on the PEA will help land managers determine what concerns the public might have with the project and how to mitigate those concerns. “Public comments will be used to develop alternatives to be analyzed in the final environmental assessment,” said Field Office Manager, Kathleen Rehberg.

A substantive comment provides new information about the Proposed Action, an alternative or the analysis; identifies a different way to meet the need; points out a specific flaw in the analysis; suggests alternate methodologies and the reason(s) why they should be used; makes factual corrections, or identifies a different source of credible research which, if used in the analysis, could result in different effects.

The PEA 30-day comment period will start on August 20 and extend through September 20, 2021. Comments can be submitted via email at:, with “Lincoln Hill” in the subject line.

Or via mail at:

Attn. Lincoln Hill

Humboldt River Field Office

5100 East Winnemucca Blvd.

Winnemucca, NV 89445. Mail must be post marked by September 20, 2021.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or any other personal identifying information in your comments, please be advised that your entire comment, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While individuals may request the BLM to withhold personal identifying information from public view, the BLM cannot guarantee it will be able to do so.

To view the documents, go to or call project specialist, Alana Basso at 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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