Humboldt River Field Office accepting comments on environmental assessment for Humboldt County Shooting Range expansion

WINNEMUCCA — The Humboldt River Field Office opened a 30-day public comment period for a Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the expansion of the Humboldt County Shooting Range. The comment period closes Feb. 22, 2022.

The purpose of the Preliminary Environmental Assessment is to evaluate a conveyance of public land for the expansion of the Humboldt County Shooting Range. 

Humboldt County is looking to acquire 240 acres of public lands. Approximately two acres will have surface disturbance to clear vegetation from around target set-up sites.

Agency staff are looking for “substantive comments” that need to be taken into consideration for the shooting range expansion. 

A substantive comment is one that questions the accuracy of information, or it questions the adequacy, methodology, or assumptions used in Preliminary Environmental Assessment. 

A substantive comment could also present new information that is important for this specific analysis or could provide a new reasonable alternative.

Comments can be submitted on our ePlanning website. 

To view the Preliminary Environmental Assessment documents and provide comments go to

Comments can be submitted by mail to:

Attn. Humboldt County Shooting Range

C/O Humboldt River Field Office

5100 East Winnemucca Blvd.

Winnemucca, NV 89445

Comments can also be sent via email to with Humboldt County Shooting Range in the subject. 

The comment period will end on February 22, 2022 and mailed comments must be postmarked by that date.

Before including an address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information in any comments, be aware that the entire comment — including personal identifying information — may be made publicly available at any time.  

Requests to withhold personal identifying information from public review can be submitted, but the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.