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Sand Mountain annual passes go on sale September 1

By Bob Conrad

Sand MountainBLM news release:

FALLON — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Stillwater Field Office, announces the availability starting September 1 of new annual fee passes for the Sand Mountain Recreation Area, located in Churchill County, Nevada. The annual passes cost $90 and will be valid September 1, 2009, through the end of September 2010.

Annual passes will be available Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the BLM-Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City NV (phone 775-885-6000); or Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the BLM-Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno NV (phone 775-861-6400). Annual permits are also available for purchase on-site at Sand Mountain during holiday weekends.

Fees are collected at Sand Mountain under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, which was passed as part of the Omnibus Appropriations bill and signed into law on December 8, 2004. The Act provides authority to collect recreation fees for use of certain Federal lands and waters.

Fees pay for law enforcement, labor, equipment, emergency medical services, maintenance of the roads and facilities, trash collection, and sanitation cleaning and pumping.

More information about Sand Mountain user fees can be found on this BLM webpage.

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