BLM begins water trap gather of wild horses near Boone Spring

The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District, Wells Field Office began an emergency wild horse gather on May 8 in the Antelope Herd Management Area (HMA) to remove approximately 60 wild horses from private land near Boone Springs approximately 40 mile southwest of Wendover due to a projected lack of water this summer. The BLM… [More…]

Sale notice posted for June oil and gas lease sale

The sale notice and other documents related to the Bureau of Land Management’s Battle Mountain District oil and gas lease sale scheduled to begin June 13 have been posted to the BLM’s website. A complete summary of the parcels to be offered, lease stipulations and other documents related to the lease sale are available at… [More…]

Nevada Joins Challenge of Endangered Species Act Rule Changes

Nevada has joined an 18-state coalition that has filed suit against various federal land agencies for essentially rewriting the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) to in effect give themselves potential veto power over any use whatsoever on every square foot of rural land in the country. Though the ESA gives the U.S. Fish and… [More…]

Trump appointees may hold key to Nevada’s economic future

What does a Donald Trump presidency forebode for Nevada? It is hard to say, because Trump has never kept a firm grip on any political position for more than a few hours, seemingly changing stances depending on with whom he has spoken most recently. On the topic of who should control the public lands in… [More…]

BLM to hold mining claims workshop

The Bureau of Land Management, Nevada, will be holding a free workshop to provide guidance and tips on public mining claims, June 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Nugget Casino Resort, 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks, NV. The workshop will cover topics including locating, mapping and filing claims, land status, transfers of interest, waivers and annual maintenance fees, bonding and… [More…]

Public lands debate continues

  There are many in the western United States dedicated to taking back much of the public land the BLM has long had control of. The American Lands Council is a non-profit organization made up of individuals, counties, businesses, organizations and community leaders; it is leading the charge to secure better access, better health, and… [More…]

Argenta agreement finalized, public land reopened to grazing

On June 24, an order dismissing pending appeals to the BLM’s 2014 closure decision on the Argenta Allotment in the Battle Mountain District was approved by Administrative Law Judge James Heffernan. The order allows a settlement agreement between ranchers and the BLM to take effect and cattle to be released back onto the range. The… [More…]

BLM releases EIS study for Gold Rock Mine Project

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Ely office released a draft of their Environmental Impact Study (EIS) on Feb. 13 for Midway Gold’s Gold Rock Mine Project, which is planned to open 22 miles southeast of Eureka in White Pine County. With the release of the draft EIS, the public is invited to share their… [More…]

BLM to Hold Oil and Gas Lease Sale Dec. 9 in Reno

The Bureau of Land Management is holding a competitive oil and gas lease sale on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the BLM Nevada State Office,1340 Financial Blvd., Reno. Registration and assignment of bidding numbers begins at 8 a.m. and the sale begins at 9 a.m. The oil and gas sale includes 97 parcels totaling 189,176.90 acres.… [More…]

BLM seeks comment on exploration project near Eureka

The Bureau of Land Management, Mount Lewis Field Office is seeking public comments on the Environmental Assessment for the proposed CMZ Exploration Project that would be located 58 miles northwest of Eureka. NuLegacy Gold Corporation has submitted a Plan of Operations to conduct an exploration drilling project. NUG is proposing to expand existing Notice-level activities… [More…]