Humboldt River Field Office has initiated a 30-day public comment period on a preliminary environmental assessment for the Eggers Desert Land Entry

WINNEMUCCA — A Preliminary Environmental Assessment has been prepared to analyze a Desert-Land Entry application. 

The Desert Land Act allows individuals to apply for a desert-land entry to reclaim, irrigate, and cultivate arid and semiarid public lands. 

The public comment period has started and will end on June 24, 2022.

The application was submitted for entry onto public lands adjacent to existing private property in the vicinity of Granite Creek and Deep Creek, Humboldt County, Nevada, for agricultural development. 

The Applicant has requested entry on four parcels totaling 1,111.64 acres. Approximately 875 acres of the parcels would be converted to agricultural use over a four-year period with the eventual goal of patenting the land to the Applicant for agricultural use.

The subject parcels are located in portions of Township 43 North, Range 31 East Section 5 and Township 44 North, Range 31 East Sections 20, 29, and 32 of the Mount Diablo Base and Meridian.

“Applicants will have up to four years from the date of entry to comply with the requirements of the law as to reclamation and cultivation of the land to submit a final proof,” said Humboldt River Field Office Manager, Kathleen Rehberg.

Comments can be submitted to with “Eggers DLE” in the subject line. Comments can also be mailed to: 

Attn: Eggers DLE

C/O BLM Winnemucca District 

5100 East Winnemucca Blvd. 

Winnemucca, NV 89445 

Mailed comments must be postmarked by June 24, 2022.

The project documents can be viewed, and comments may be submitted through the project ePlanning site at For more information, please call Julie McKinnon at 775-623-1500.