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Nevada's Land Mass Consists of 70.2 Million Acres

87% of Nevada is currently under federal control

Details of A Land Transfer Initiated by H.R. 1484:

  • Phase I will include no less than 7.2 million acres
  • Of this, approximately 2 million acres (consisting of land already designated for disposal by the federal government and designated portions of the I-80 Railroad checkerboard) would be sold to finance required management divisions of the state lands office
  • Phase II will transfer the remaining 38 million acres of federal lands
  • No acreage will be designated for sale after Phase I
  • All valid existing rights including grazing, mining, timber, water, recreational access, and others will continue to be recognized
  • In all, approximately 45 Million acres will be designated for transfer to the state (meaning roughly 16 million acres or 23% of the state will remain under federal ownership/management after the transfer)

Federal Transfer Will Include:

  • BLM Administered Lands
  • U.S. Forest Service Land
  • BLM I-80 Checkerboard
  • Bureau of Reclamation Land (surplus)
  • Other Federal Land (surplus)

Federal Transfer Will Exclude:

  • Wilderness Areas
  • National Parks and Monuments
  • National Recreation Areas
  • National Wildlife Refuges and Conservation Areas
  • Federally Recognized Indian Reservations
  • Areas of Critical Concern
  • Military Installations

Annual State Revenue Estimates

  • Per Acre:              $7.78 to $28.59
  • Phase I Total:       $56 to $205.9 Million
  • Total 45M Acres:  $350 Million to $1.2 Billion

Annual BLM Revenue Average (2008-2012)

  • Per Acre:                  - $0.91
  • Total 47.7M Acres:   - $31.1 Million

Final Transfer Net Revenue to be held in Trust for the following beneficiaries:

  • Public K-12 Education
  • Public Higher Education
  • Public Specialized Education
  • Public Mental and Medical Health Services
  • Social, Senior, & Veteran Services
  • Public Endangered Species Recovery Planning and Implementation
  • Local Government Service and Infrastructure Needs



Honor the Nevada Enabling Act of 1864 Act, H.R. 1484, 114th Cong.

“A Report of the Nevada Land Management Task Force to the Nevada Interim Legislative Committee on Public Lands: Congressional Transfer of Public Lands to the State of Nevada”, July 18, 2014.

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