The Bureau of Land Management Ely District, Schell Field Office is scheduled at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, to offer for sale to the public three parcels of agency-administered public lands totaling approximately 26.39 acres.  The parcels are located in Camp Valley, about 35 miles northeast of Pioche. The parcels will be sold as a single unit through a modified competitive sale.  The oral auction will be conducted at the BLM Caliente Field Office, 1400 South Front Street, in Caliente.    Bidding will begin at the appraised fair market value of $15,800.

The three separate sale parcels are adjacent to one parcel of private land.  The owner of the private parcel has been identified as the designated bidder and is authorized 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; and BLM Ely District Office, 702 N. Industrial Way, in Ely.

The proposed sale is being conducted in accordance with the Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004, complies with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and is in conformance with the Ely Resource Management Plan.

Five percent of the proceeds from the proposed land sale would go to the Nevada State General Education Fund, 10 percent to Lincoln County, and the remainder deposited in a special account to be used for wilderness planning and natural resource protection, and recreation and other opportunities in Lincoln County.

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