July 5, 2023
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has halted the use of spring-loaded traps that disperse cyanide powder to kill coyotes and other livestock predators, a practice wildlife advocates have tried to outlaw for decades due to safety concerns. The M-44 ejector-devices that critics call "cyanide bombs" have unintentionally killed thousands of pets and non-predator wildlife, including endangered species, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture`s Wildlife Services. They have a scented bait and emit a poisonous cloud when triggered by a physical disturbance.
RENO — The Bureau of Land Management Nevada State Office today opened a 30-day public scoping period to receive public input on two oil and gas parcels totaling 2320 acres that may be included in a June 2024 lease sale in Nevada. The comment period ends December 27, 2023.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — ؙThe Bureau of Land Management announced today approval of the Gibellini Vanadium Mine Project outside Eureka, Nevada, green-lighting a proposal to develop critical minerals on BLM-managed public lands. Vanadium is a U.S. Geological Survey-designated critical mineral used in steel manufacturing, aerospace applications, and battery technology.
RENO — As part of the Bureau of Land Management’s efforts to support the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal to permit 25 gigawatts of solar, wind, and geothermal production on public lands by 2025, the BLM announced it has leased 33 parcels covering 96,605.5 acres for $1,025,396 in a competitive geothermal lease sale.
ELY — The Bureau of Land Management is setting aside lands proposed to be used by the Pantheon Solar Development Project for two years, preventing the land from being sold or subject to new mining claims while the BLM studies the proposal to develop renewable energy resources in the area.
BATTLE MOUNTAIN — The Bureau of Land Management has published a final Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Goldrush Mine project in Lander and Eureka counties.
CARSON CITY — During remarks at the Western Governors Association Winter Meeting, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced that the Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on a proposed geothermal exploration project on public lands in Lyon County. BLM is developing a draft environmental assessment for the proposed Wabuska Geothermal Exploration Project, which would assess the potential for future geothermal development on approximately 54 acres of public lands north of Yerington.
Claiming the federal government violated its own provisions on how to manage wild horses and burros, two Nevada ranches are suing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over its failure to remove an excess of wild horses from central Nevada.
RENO – The Bureau of Land Management Nevada State Office today announced an oil and gas lease sale scheduled for Dec. 5, 2023, to offer four oil and gas parcels totaling 3,498.342 acres in Nevada.
RENO — On Oct. 10, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) opened a 30-day public comment period to inform the direction of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (EA) that will cover a range of Special Recreation Permits (SRPs) for Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) events on 8,879 miles of roads and trails in Nevada.
RENO — The Bureau of Land Management has announced the selection of Kim Prill as the associate state director for Nevada. Prill currently serves as deputy state director for Energy, Minerals and Realty for the BLM Montana and Dakotas.
RENO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management has issued two new leases in the Amargosa Valley Solar Energy Zone in Nevada, which will allow the leaseholder to proceed with next steps in the development of utility-scale solar energy. In June, BLM auctioned four parcels across 23,675 acres in the Amargosa desert. This highestyielding onshore renewable energy auction in agency history resulted in $105.15 million in high bids, and in addition to identifying preferred applicants for two of the parcels, the auction also identified the provisional winners of the two leases being issued today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Bureau of Land Management is welcoming public input on a plan to inform recreation management on America’s public lands.
The Bureau of Land Management Nevada State Office today opened a 30-day public comment period to receive public input on five oil and gas parcels totaling 4,538 acres that may be included in an upcoming lease sale in Nevada. The comment period ends September 7, 2023.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko District, Tuscarora Field Office, is seeking public input in preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Crescent Valley Geothermal Development Project in Eureka and Lander Counties, Nevada. The 30-day public scoping period will open on June 28, 2023, and will close July 28, 2023.