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Tribe seeks input on changes to Pyramid Lake regulations

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NIXON–The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is seeking public input on proposed changes to the Pyramid Lake Regulations.

For the past several months the tribe has been working with interested parties to make changes to the regulations in order to improve the recreational experience at Pyramid Lake. The proposed changes make modifications to the existing permit fee structure, implement discounts on permits and make other changes to improve the recreational experience at Pyramid Lake.

The tribe is seeking comment on the proposed changes to the Pyramid Lake Regulations from Dec. 19 to Feb. To request a copy of the proposed regulations changes, please call the Pyramid Lake Tribal Office at 775-574-1000. Comments on the proposed changes can be submitted by mail to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Attention Tribal Secretary, P.O. Box 256, Nixon, NV 89424, or submitted by e-mail to [email protected]

Comments received from the public during this period about the proposed changes will be reviewed and considered by the tribe. To review the proposed changes or for more information about fishing and other recreational activities at Pyramid Lake, please visit www.pyramidlake.us or call 1-888-225-2668.

About Pyramid Lake and its people
Pyramid Lake is about 35 miles northeast of Reno and is the property of and managed by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Pyramid Lake is known as being North America’s most beautiful desert lake and home to many year-round recreational activities. The lake occupies 112,000 surface acres inside the reservation boundary and has a shoreline of approximately 125 miles. The lake has no outlet and is a residual body remaining from the prehistoric Great Lake Lahontan water body. The lake is fed primarily by the Truckee River and is world famous fishery for the Lahontan cutthroat trout and cui-ui, which are on the endangered species list. The Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation comprises 476,728 acres. The roughly 2,400 tribal members are direct descendants of the Northern Paiute people who have occupied the vast areas of the Great Basin for thousands of years. Pyramid Lake was designated as one of the first National Scenic Byways in the country and was the first scenic byway entirely on an Indian reservation. For more information about Pyramid Lake or its people please visit the Pyramid Lake Museum and Visitors Center in Nixon or log on to www.pyramidlake.us.

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