The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District has begun the Resource Management Plan (RMP) process for the Basin and Range National Monument and is inviting the public to participate in this important planning effort.

The RMP and associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under development will serve as a roadmap to guide the management of lands within the monument for the next 20-30 years.

The BLM has scheduled five public scoping meetings in Nevada. Meeting times and locations are: 5-7 p.m., Monday, June 20, David E. Norman Elementary School, 1135 Avenue C, Ely; 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, Pahranagat Valley High School, 151 S. Main St., Alamo; 5-7 p.m., Thursday, June 23, Caliente Elementary School, 289 Lincoln St., Caliente; 2-4 p.m., Saturday, June 25, Lincoln County High School, 1111 Edwards St., Panaca; 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, Centennial Hills Library, 6711 N. Buffalo Dr., Las Vegas.

The purpose of the public scoping period is to give anyone interested an opportunity to help the BLM identify issues and concerns that should be analyzed in the RMP and EIS. The BLM is seeking public input on a wide range of potential issues, including but not limited to traditional uses, cultural and visual resources management, and outdoor recreation.

Commenters may also bring forward additional issues and concerns not already identified by the BLM.The 30-day public scoping period concludes July 1, 2016 or 15 days following the last public meeting, whichever is later.

Written comments may be submitted at any of the public meetings or mailed to the BLM Basin and Range National Monument, P.O. Box 237, Caliente, NV 89008. Fax comments to (775) 726-8111. Submit comments electronically at

Please reference the Basin and Range National Monument RMP when providing input.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 additional information or to be placed on the mailing list for this planning effort, contact Alicia Styles, Monument Manager, at (775) 726-8100 or

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question for the above individual.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.