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Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Valley North SEZ

In the Solar PEIS, the BLM committed to establishing a solar regional mitigation strategy (SRMS) for each solar energy zone (SEZ). These regional mitigation strategies are expected to simplify and improve the mitigation process for future solar projects in SEZs.

On March 2, 2016, the BLM released the Regional Mitigation Strategy for the Dry Lake Valley North Solar Energy Zone – Final Report, which can be found on the project website. The strategy identifies mitigation priorities and options in advance of development. The strategy takes into account the resource conditions of the land and regional trends informed by BLM's recent Rapid Ecoregional Assessments. The strategy was developed in collaboration with stakeholders to address key issues such as where and how mitigation may be achieved and the costs associated with doing so.

Additional information on the Dry Lake Valley North SEZ Solar Regional Mitigation Strategy is available on the project website, at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ely_field_office/blm_programs/energy/dry_lake_valley_north.html.

For further information, please contact Carol Bass, BLM Nevada, at cbass@blm.gov.

Updated: 3/2/2016