The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is warning tourists in Reno that the land surrounding their treetopes will be on the market within the next two years, with one of the most sought-after tracts in the country up for grabs.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued the warning to those who have been considering purchasing the property near Reno and Fayetteville, Nevada, as well as to anyone who wants to use the property for any purpose, such as building a ski slope or a golf course.
The land in question, in the area near Interstate 20 and the Interstate 5, is a private property with a history of conflicts with the state, according to the BLM.
The BLM has said the property is owned by a private owner who was granted permission to sell.
The property was first purchased in 2005 and the BLM has been in negotiations with the developer, which is owned and operated by the same group, over the property’s future.
The group plans to purchase the property in a process that will determine what type of land will be developed, with some of the proceeds going to the State of Nevada and others going to conservation programs, according the BLM website.
“The BLM is committed to providing a strong foundation for the development of this important land, but only if the developer and all other interested parties are willing to negotiate and come to a mutually beneficial conclusion,” the BLM said in a statement.
The company behind the land, The Park and Play Company, has been seeking approval to develop the land for more than 20 years.
The company has had several meetings with the BLM and plans to hold another meeting with the agency later this month, according a spokesperson.
“It’s been an incredible process,” The Park & Play Co. spokesperson said.
“We’ve been working on this for a long time.
They’re in very good hands, and it’s going to be a fantastic opportunity for the land.”
The BLM said that if the BLM is unable to come to an agreement on the terms of the sale, the BLM may request the developer submit a proposal to the National Park Service for consideration for conservation easements or for any other public or private benefit.
“In the event that the BLM does not obtain the proposal for conservation use or if the proposed site cannot be developed in a reasonable amount of time, the Bureau of Lands Management will exercise its authority to appropriate appropriate land and to take appropriate action, including, but not limited to, eminent domain, to ensure the property can be developed safely and economically,” the statement said.
The BLM previously warned about the potential impact of land deals on wildlife and threatened habitat in the region.
The Forest Service and other state agencies are also concerned about the proposed sale of the land.
The park service is working to protect the habitat for threatened species and for people who rely on the area for recreation, according its website.