YERINGTON — The Bureau of Land Management is hosting a meeting to share information and invite comments on a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to resolve adverse effects to historic properties in and near the Anaconda Mine.
The meeting will be an open house from 4-6 p.m., on Thursday, March 12, at the Yerington public library (20 Nevin Way). Public comments will be accepted from February 27 through March 18, 2020.
“Remediation work would cause adverse effects to the historic mine site by changing its historic appearance and character, and disposal of public lands would cause adverse effects to all three of the historic properties above due to loss of federal protections once the land became private,” the agency said in a statement.
Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, adverse effects are resolved through an agreement that defines what steps must be taken to gather, preserve and share information about historic properties.