BLM SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT FOR THE BENTLY LAND ACQUISITION PROJECT

BLM SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT FOR THE BENTLY LAND ACQUISITION PROJECT

CARSON CITY, Nev. – (RealEstateRama) — The Bureau of Land Management has completed the Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Bently Land Acquisition Project of 14,522 acres of environmentally sensitive lands owned by Bently Family Limited Partnership. The Secretary of the Interior approved funds for this project as part of Round 15 of the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act.  The parcels proposed for acquisition are located in Douglas, Carson City and Lyon Counties, Nevada. Public comments will be accepted through September 4, 2018.

The land proposed to be acquired is located in the Pine Nut Mountain Planning Management Unit of the Bi-State Action Plan, would consolidate federal ownership and management for the protection of Bi-State Sage Grouse Habitat, cultural resources, riparian areas, and other wildlife habitat, and improve public access.

The land proposed to be acquired in fee is located in the Pine Nut Mountain Planning Management Unit of the Bi-State Action Plan, would consolidate federal ownership and management for the protection of Bi-State Sage Grouse Habitat, cultural resources, riparian areas, and other wildlife habitat, and improve public access.

A copy of the EA and other associated documents are available in the Carson City District BLM Office and on the project webpage at https://go.usa.gov/xUtUf  during the comment period. Please send written comments to: Gerrit Buma, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, Sierra Front Field Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701. Comments may also be submitted electronically via the EA webpage (under the “Contact Information” section), via email to "> or via fax at (775) 885-6147 with the subject heading “Bently Land Acquisition Project PEA”.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address or other personal information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment-including your personal information- may be publicly available at any time. While you ask us in your comment to withhold personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. After the public review period has ended, comments will be analyzed and considered part of the decision-making process.

For more information, contact Gerrit Buma at 775-885-6004.

The BLM manages more than 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. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016 – more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.

Source: BLM

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