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Black Rock-High Rock NCA Schedules Road Maintenance

WINNEMUCCA DISTRICT OFFICE, NV, 2018

CONTACT: Mark Hall, mehall@blm.gov, 775-623-1529

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – Beginning May 13, 2018, the Winnemucca District Bureau of Land Management, with assistance from the Vale District Bureau of Land Management, will be doing road maintenance in and around the Black Rock-High Rock National Conservation Area.  Crews will initially be focusing on the Soldier Meadows Road and the High Rock Canyon Road.

Heavy equipment will be out on these roads, and travel delays may occur.  “While there was some road damage caused by storms in early 2018, the primary culprit for the current back-log of necessary road work were the winter and spring storms of 2017. Our goal is to resolve most of this back-log over the next several weeks,” said Mark Hall, the Black Rock Field Manager. All visitors are urged to plan ahead and use caution around heavy equipment.

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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.