Review Period Open for Proposed Ruby Vista Ranch Right-of Way

ELKO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District, Tuscarora Field Office (BLM) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Ruby Vista Ranch Right-of Way in Spring Creek, Nevada.  The EA analyzes the impacts of constructing a new road and powerline across BLM-administered land for the new residential Ruby Vista Ranch subdivision in Spring Creek, Nevada.

Ruby Vista Ranch, LLC (RVR) is proposing to construct and maintain a new road and powerline approximately 1,450 feet (approximately 0.27 mile) long within a 60-foot wide right-of-way (ROW) on BLM-administered land for a total disturbance of approximately two acres. The road would provide access from State Route 228 (SR 228, also known as the Jiggs Highway) to a new wastewater treatment plant and the new residential subdivision. An overhead power line with 45-foot tall power poles would be installed along the south side of the road within the 60-foot ROW. The project is located in the Spring Creek area, approximately six miles south of Elko, in Elko County, Nevada, in Township 33 North, Range 56 East, S1/2, NE1/4, SW1/4, Section 4.

This release serves as notice that the EA is available for a 30-day review period beginning August 19, 2021 and ending September 17, 2021. The EA can be accessed online on the BLM NEPA Register project website:

Written comments may be submitted by mail to the BLM Elko District Office, 3900 Idaho Road, Elko, NV 89801, Attn: Elisabeth Puentes; by fax to (775) 753-0255; or by e-mail to  

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.

For more information, contact Elisabeth Puentes, BLM Project Manager, at (775) 753-0294 or


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