BLM issues decision for EA for the Roadside Fuel Break Hazardous Fuels Reduction project

BATTLE MOUNTAIN – The Bureau of Land Management, Battle Mountain District Office, has completed its analysis of the Roadside Fuel Break Hazardous Fuels Reduction Environmental Assessment. The EA will utilize various fuels treatment methods to establish and maintain fuel breaks associated with existing roads on public lands throughout the district and would be implemented in a phased manner over multiple years with approximately 500 to 3,000 acres treated annually.

The Final EA was made available for public review March 3, 2017. The Decision Record and Finding of No Significant Impact was signed on November 17, 2017.

“This EA encourages collaborative partnerships with landowners, livestock permittees, conservation districts, state agencies and local governments for implementation”, says BLM’s Battle Mountain District Manager, Douglas Furtado. “The primary goal of the EA is to create fuel breaks within the district to make an established or emerging wildfire easier and safer to manage and to provide strategic suppression lines to reduce resource damage and habitat loss from high intensity wildland fire.

The EA, DR and FONSI, along with other relevant documents, are available on the BLM ePlanning webpage at and hardcopies of these documents are available for review at the BMDO, 50 Bastian Rd Nevada, NV 89820, during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Questions concerning the project may be directed to Vaughn Cork, Fuels Program Manager (775) 635-4118,