Public Scoping Open for Proposed Ormat Crescent Valley Geothermal Exploration Project

ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District, Tuscarora Field Office (BLM) has opened public scoping for the proposed Ormat Crescent Valley Geothermal Exploration Project southeast of Crescent Valley, Nevada. Any input, recommendations and concerns will be used to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating the impacts of construction and maintenance of the road. The scoping period ends November 18, 2021.

Ormat Nevada, Inc. (Ormat) is proposing to construct and maintain eight 2.1-acre well pads and 22,598 feet (8,073 feet of new road and 14,525 feet of improved road) of access roads approximately 20 feet wide road on public land administered by the BLM. Ormat proposes approximately 28.8 acres of surface disturbance to carry out this geothermal exploration project on their existing geothermal lease parcels.

The BLM asks interested individuals to address all written comments to the BLM Elko District Office, Attn: Daniel Broockmann, 3900 E. Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801, or fax them to (775) 753-0255. Comments may be submitted to e-mail address:

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment – including personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask the BLM in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be possible. Additional information is online at

For more information, contact Daniel Broockmann, BLM Project Manager, at (775) 753-0312 or


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.

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Patricia Ryan