The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Caliente Field Office is scheduled at 1 p.m., March 20, 2014, to offer for sale to the public through a modified competitive sale one 40 acre parcel of agency administered public land located about 20 miles southeast of Rachel in Lincoln County.

The oral auction will be conducted at the BLM Caliente Field Office, 1400 S. Front St., in Caliente. Bidding will begin at the appraised fair market value of $19,000.

The parcel contains a two and a half acre occupancy and residential lease issued in 1988 to Steve Medlin.

During the past 25 years, considerable disturbance has occurred beyond the two and a half acre lease onto an adjacent 37.5 acre area, consisting of property items that belong to Medlin.

In consideration of the historical uses of the parcel, to protect on-going uses, and to avoid dislocation of existing users, the BLM has identified Steve Medlin as the designated bidder for the sale of this parcel.

The designated bidder has the option to meet the high bid. The person declared to have entered the highest qualifying oral bid shall submit payment by cash, personal check, bank draft, money order, or any combination for not less than one-fifth of the amount of the bid immediately following the close of the sale.

A parcel map delineating the proposed sale parcels is available for public review at:, at the BLM Caliente Field Office, 1400 South Front Street, in Caliente, Nev.; and BLM Ely District Office, 702 N. Industrial Way, in Ely.

For more information, contact Cynthia Longinetti, BLM Ely District realty specialist, at (775) 289-1800 or