BLM Seeks Public Comment on Lincoln County Trails Plan
ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Caliente Field Office is asking the public to review and provide comment on the Lincoln County Multipurpose Trails Phase II Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) that proposes to develop non-motorized recreation facilities near Caliente, Panaca and Pioche, Nev. The 30-day public comment period concludes Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.
Development within the proposed areas would enhance access to public lands by constructing new mountain biking and hiking trails, and developing equestrian-friendly trailheads to improve recreational opportunities in Lincoln County. Development of the new trails and trailheads would not reduce access to, or conflict with, current motorized or non-motorized recreational opportunities in the area. Additional information can be obtained in the preliminary EA, available online at https://go.usa.gov/xn864.
Interested individuals should address all written comments to the BLM Caliente Field Office, PO Box 237, Caliente, NV 89008, Attn: 2017 Trails Project or fax them to the office at (775) 726-8111. Comments may also be submitted electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
For more information, contact Project Manager Mary Newton at (775) 726-8170 or email@example.com.
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BLM seeks public comment on wild horse gather plan
ELY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public review and comment on a plan to gather wild horses for up to ten years in the Caliente Herd Area Complex, which is located near Caliente, Nevada in southern Lincoln County.
The Wild Horse Gather Plan Preliminary Environmental Assessment is being conducted by the BLM Ely District’s Caliente Field Office and will be available for public review and comment for 30 days. The Caliente Herd Complex Area consists of nine Herd Areas; Applewhite, Blue Nose Peak, Clover Creek, Clover Mountains, Delamar Mountains, Little Mountain, Meadow Valley Mountains, Miller Flat and Mormon Mountains. The 30-day public comment period concludes Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.
The BLM is proposing to gather and remove all excess wild horses in and outside herd area boundaries. The Proposed Action is needed to improve watershed health and make significant progress towards achieving range health standards recommended by the BLM’s Mojave / Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council. The proposed gather plan would allow for an initial gather with follow-up gathers for up to 10 years from the date of the initial gather. The plan calls for transporting gathered horses to holding facilities where they would be offered for adoption.
The BLM manages wild horse populations in designated areas of public lands where they were found in 1971 and which have enough available food and water to ensure healthy horses thrive on healthy rangelands in the long-term in balance with other legal uses of the land. The Caliente Herd Area Complex is not designated for wild horses due to insufficient forage and water resources available within the complex to maintain healthy wild horses and rangelands over the long-term. The BLM’s decision to not manage for wild horses within the Caliente Herd Area Complex is based on analysis in the November 2007 Ely Proposed Resource Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement. As of March 2017, the estimated wild horse population is 1,744, which includes foals.
The Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the Caliente Herd Area Complex Wild Horse Gather will be available online for a 30-day review period beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at https://go.usa.gov/xn5cZ.
Hardcopies of these documents are available upon request from the Ely District. Substantive comment submission will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. All comments received during the public comment period will be fully considered and evaluated for preparation of the Final PEA. Questions and written comments should be directed to:
Bureau of Land Management Ely District Office
Attention: Ben Noyes, Wild Horse and Burro Specialist
702 N. Industrial Way, Ely, NV 89301
Comments can also be submitted electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email messages should include “Caliente Herd Area Complex Wild Horse Gather” in the subject line.
Commenters should be aware before including their address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in their comment, that their entire comment – including identifying information – may be made available to the public. Although people can ask the BLM in their comment to withhold personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. Anonymity is not allowed for submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses.
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2018 Fire & Ice
Schedule of EventsFriday Jan. 12 Sculptures begin.
Saturday Jan. 13 Sledding, ice fishing, bowling and golf available all day
4:30 PM Fireworks Express leaves the depot. Tickets available now at www.nnry.com or866-407-8326
6:00 PM Approximate fireworks launch time-west end of town
Sunday Jan. 14 Sledding, ice fishing, bowling and golf available all day
Entry into the park is $10.00/vehicle
11:00 AM Horseshoe tournament (registration begins at 9 AM)3:00 PM Sculpture judging begins
6:00 PM Winners announced
Fireworks on the Lake
For more information see elynevada.net
Above photo by Patricia Fua
The Polar Express
( the following information is shared from the Nevada Northern Railway website)
WHAT: Polar Express trains for families will depart from Ely, NV during the Christmas season for trips to the North Pole and the return.
WHEN: Weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
WHERE: Ely, NV: 245 miles North of Las Vegas, 245 Miles West / Southwest of Salt Lake City, 300 miles East of Reno.
ON-BOARD: Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. Meet Santa himself. Join in singing Christmas carols.
For more information on the Polar Express or the Nevada Northern Railway see their website: www.nnry.com/pages/Polar-Express.php
Above: Santa boards the Polar Express at the North Pole
696 Aultman Street
Ely, NV 89301775-289-4929
Above photo by Patricia Fua
...celebrating where the world met and became one...
Above photo by Patricia Fua
The Polar Express
Complimentary Community Christmas Dinner
Ely Volunteer Firemen's Ball
700 Ave I Ely, NV
CAMPING HUNTING FISHING
1500 Aultman St.
Ely, Nevada 89301
If you Above photo by Jeanne Bencich Nations : "Antelope Valley HMA, wild horses are in healthy condition going into Winter. These magnificent free roaming horses were on a hillside peacefully grazing!" — at Ely, Nevada .
Jeanne is a freelance photographer and contributing photographer for the New York World Magazine. She is a wild horse advocate and the founder/administrator for “Photographers for the Preservation of Wild Horses and Burros.”
Above: "Galloping Thunder" by Jeanne Bencich Nations. To see more of her work visit her web site at pixels.com/profiles/jeanne-nations.html
What a great idea for the little ones! And finally another use for cookie cutters .
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