News & Media

  • NEWSLETTER

Over the years, much has been written about this area, including research and human experiences. Those articles will continue to be added as they are sourced, creating a virtual database on one location for the Black Rock Desert – High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trail National Conservation Area.

Feature Stories:


Other News:

  • BLM, BIA, NDF, and USFWS lifting Western Nevada Fire Restrictions on Friday, September 20 CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management Carson City District Office, Fish & Wildlife Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, and Bureau of Indian Affairs announce the lifting of fire restrictions that have been in place since July 13, 2019. Restrictions will expire at 12:01 a.m., Friday morning, September 20, ...
  • BLM and USFWS announce the availability of the FEIS for the proposed Hycroft Mine Phase II Expansion Project Expansion would increase employment at the mine from the current 28 workers to 515 workers and would extend mine life an additional 15 years through 2039 WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have prepared a joint Final Environmental Impact Statement ...
  • UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS IN THE NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA WINNEMUCCA, NV – In recent days, numerous people have flown and driven to the Black Rock playa to see the 747 art car following the route used to move the 747 onto private land after the 2018 Burning Man event. “The public should be aware that the plane is sitting on private ...
  • Black Rock Rendezvous 2019 Camping Location: Playa. Coordinates TBD Join Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, Nevada Outdoor School, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, and the Bureau of Land Management in the Black Rock Desert for a weekend of camping, restoration, exploration, celebration, and education! This is a Leave No Trace Camping Event. Come prepared. Bring all of your own ...
  • BLM and USFWS seeks public input on the proposed Hycroft Mine Phase II Expansion Project BLM and USFWS seeks public input on the proposed Hycroft Mine Phase II Expansion Project
  • Highway 447 Cleanup Highway 447 Cleanup is on May 5th. Meet at the Friends office @ 9:00am to help restore the highway. We’ve got pickers and bags.
  • Updates from the Black Rock January 2019 Updates from the Black Rock: Welcome new Executive Director; new shop hours; Artist in Residence 2018 showings, new summer programs, and volunteer needs.
  • BLM Fire Wood Permits BLM firewood permits available at multiple locations CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District is continuing to sell firewood cutting permits at multiple locations. Pinyon Pine and Utah Juniper permits are $10 a cord. Only dead trees – standing or down may be cut. Permits are valid ...
  • Duck Hill and Chimney 2 wildfires both started by target shooting CARSON CITY, Nev. – Yesterday, Bureau of Land Management Fire Investigators determined the causes of both the Duck Hill and Chimney 2 wildfires was target shooting. The Duck Hill fire started at approximately 11:40 a.m., at Duck Hill in Washoe Valley and the Chimney 2 fire started at approximately 12:40 p.m., ...
  • Fire Restrictions August 1, 2018 BLM Winnemucca District and USFS Santa Rosa Ranger District go into fire restrictions Effective Aug. 1 WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – Stage 1 fire restrictions will go into effect on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 12:01 a.m. and last until further notice on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca District ...
  • Black Rock Station Opens July 12 GERLACH, Nev. — The Black Rock Visitor’s Contact Center, located at 200 Transfer Road Gerlach, NV, will be opening for the 2018 season Thursday, July 12. The center weekly operating hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday through Saturday.  It will be closed Sunday through Wednesday each week. At the Black Rock Station, BLM personnel offer ...
  • Burning Man EIS – Permit Renewal WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management is asking for public comment on the proposed activities related to a 10-year Special Recreation Permit (SRP) for the Burning Man Event. The BLM Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office, published a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing the ...

Advocacy:
  • Public Comments Burning Man Permits Burning Man’s BLM Special Recreation Permit is up for the 10 year renewal. The BLM is accepting public comments about the draft environmental impact statement and specifically plans regarding Black Rock City’s population.
  • Public Comment Period: Purdue Orbital Launch and Loon LLC EAS open public comment period for a rocket launch and balloon retrieval to be completed by Purdue University students and Loon LLC. Comments are due by March 25.
  • Call to Action for Nevada’s Sage-grouse. The sage-grouse was petitioned for protection under the Endangered Species Act and is on course to make a listing decision by fall of 2015. Become informed and make a difference!
  • Public Lands: Protect vs. Drill New Poll: Voters Favor Protecting Public Lands Over Drilling Them Posted: 17 Jun 2013 01:38 PM PDT A poll released today by the Center for American Progress shows strong evidence that Americans believe energy development and land conservation are out of balance. It also demonstrates that there is a wide gap between ...

Archives
  • Black Rock Point Camp Join our newest stewardship program! We’ll be doing some restoration work on the dunes, cleaning up around the hot springs, and having all the fun at Black Rock Point.
  • BLM Nevada initiates environmental assessment process for targeted grazing in Great Basin Ecoregion of Nevada RENO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management Nevada State Office has begun the process of writing an environmental assessment (EA) titled “Targeted Grazing of Annual Grasses in the Great Basin Ecoregions in Nevada.” This EA will fulfill the National Environmental Policy Act requirements associated with implementing Secretarial Order 3372, ...
  • UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS IN THE NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA WINNEMUCCA, NV – In recent days, numerous people have flown and driven to the Black Rock playa to see the 747 art car following the route used to move the 747 onto private land after the 2018 Burning Man event. “The public should be aware that the plane is sitting on private ...
  • Updates from the Black Rock – May 2019 It’s been a beautiful spring in the Black Rock. For a moment Desert Peach bloomed and ruled the steppes but was quickly replaced by Arrowleaf Balsamwood. Now we look for paintbrush and lupine. Season change brings flowers and housekeeping. We assessed our visitor center and have renovations in the works. We ...
  • Black Rock Rendezvous 2019 Camping Location: Playa. Coordinates TBD Join Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, Nevada Outdoor School, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, and the Bureau of Land Management in the Black Rock Desert for a weekend of camping, restoration, exploration, celebration, and education! This is a Leave No Trace Camping Event. Come prepared. Bring all of your own ...
  • Public Comments Burning Man Permits Burning Man’s BLM Special Recreation Permit is up for the 10 year renewal. The BLM is accepting public comments about the draft environmental impact statement and specifically plans regarding Black Rock City’s population.
  • Public Comment Period: Purdue Orbital Launch and Loon LLC EAS open public comment period for a rocket launch and balloon retrieval to be completed by Purdue University students and Loon LLC. Comments are due by March 25.
  • Updates from the Black Rock March 2019 March 2019 Newsletter. This month: Reduced hours, call for artists in residence 2019, upcoming events, and more!
  • Museum Monday: Lucky Horseshoes Museum Monday is a deep dive into FBR’s artifacts. Learn the history, science, and cultural significance of our collection. Today: Lucky Horseshoes.
  • BLM seeks bids for new off-range pastures for wild horses and burros New pastures will provide free-roaming environment for animals in overpopulated herds
  • Museum Monday: 2018 AiR Show Museum Mondays is a deep dive into FBR’s artifacts. Learn the history, science, and cultural significance of our collection. Today: 2018 AiR Showcase.
  • Museum Monday: Black Rock Beverage Museum Mondays is a deep dive into FBR’s artifacts. Learn the history, science, and cultural significance of our collection. Today: Black Rock Beverage.