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BLM issues special recreational permit for Burning Man

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a special recreation permit authorizing Black Rock City (BRC) LLC to host the 2018 Burning Man event on public lands in Nevada.  The event will take place from Aug. 26 through Sept 3.

Burning Man has occurred annually on public lands situated on the Black Rock Desert Playa since 1990. The permit is the largest and most complex issued by the BLM, allows up to 70,000 participants and includes updated public health, safety and environmental safeguards. Temporary public land-use closures are also implemented to protect the environment, ensure public safety, address local community concerns, and facilitate the event.

Event operations occupy approximately 4,400 acres of public land for seven weeks, beginning with site preparations in early August through final clean-up in early October. During the event, Black Rock City becomes one of the largest populated cities in Nevada. As the event has grown in popularity, attendance has dramatically increased the complexity of management responsibilities.

Copies of the permit and other related environmental documents are available documents are available online and upon request from the BLM Winnemucca District Office, 5100 East Winnemucca Boulevard, Winnemucca, NV 89445-2921, during regular business hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

Courtesy: Fernando Pitones, Sr, Public Affairs Officer, BLM Winnemucca