BLM Completes Railroad Valley Land Withdrawal

Approximately 22,684 acres of public lands in Nye County have been put off limits for a twenty-year period from all forms of mineral entry, according to today’s news release.

The change was prompted by a request from NASA to minimize surface disturbance in the area, which is used for satellite calibration activities.

The nearby Sand Springs West and Pancake HMAs are not affected.

RELATED: What’s Up in Railroad Valley?

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