U. S. Bureau of Land Management Cultural Resource Reports for Nevada

Identifier: 82-06

Scope and Contents

The U. S. Bureau of Land Management, Cultural Resource Reports for Nevada contains reports, inventories, and other supporting documentation collected by the Bureau of Land Management for the state of Nevada. This documentation was often created as part of the planning and survey of various building and public works projects. This could include surveying a given area for cultural artifacts, as well as the existence or state of local flora and fauna. These records primarily cover the 1970s and early 1980s.


  • 1950-1988


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used onsite. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law or special donor agreement.

Permission required of Special Collections department head to view site reports.

Historical Note

A federal agency, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is the steward and manager of public lands for the United States. Within Nevada, the BLM operates in several districts throughout the state including the Battle Mountain, Carson City, and Ely Districts. Each district oversees activity on their respective lands.

The cultural resource reports generated by BLM were used to help determine potential ecological and cultural risks involved in proposed projects or development of public lands. This included projects on seismic lines, projects in the presence of indigenous archaeological areas and artifacts, or those which may adversely affect local flora and fauna.


19.0 Linear Feet (19 boxes, 1 oversized folder)

Language of Materials



Cultural resource reports collected by the Bureau of Land Management in the state of Nevada. The collection contains surveys, inventories, and reports on development and exploration of public lands primarily from the 1970s and early 1980s.


Arranged into the following series: 1) County Files; 2) District Files

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the U.S. Department of Interior, Nevada State Office in 1982 and 1985.

Related Materials

Related archival materials held by the Special Collections Department:

Nevada Department of Transportation, Cultural Resources Section Reports, NC1259

Processing Information

Processing began in 2021 by Lauren Baker and completed by Katie Rierson in 2022. The collection's original condition consisted of 15 boxes of paper with no folders. Materials were rehoused into new containers and folders as needed. Additional descriptive work done by Ian McGlory.

Guide to the U. S. Bureau of Land Management. Cultural Resource Reports for Nevada
Lauren Baker, Katie Rierson, and Ian McGlory
March 2022
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5724 (Fax)