Mine-Scarred Lands Initiative Tool Kit: Bullfrog Mine
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An 81-acre portion of the Bullfrog Mine in Beatty, Nevada was transferred to the Beatty Economic Development Corporation in 2005 from the Barrick Gold Corporation. The community is interested in using this property and surrounding public lands to develop a solar, wind and/or geothermal renewable energy facility. The key challenge for this community is to develop relationships with partners that are integral to energy development decisions, especially the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which manages lands that would likely be involved in the project. The Nevada Energy Office provided significant leadership in convening stakeholders including the Nevada Energy Task Force, Department of Energy, BLM, research labs and utilities. The MSL Initiative partners and the community project team organized an information gathering in July 2005 in Reno, Nevada, to discuss renewable energy opportunities and next steps. This information was used to develop an action plan that outlines steps needed to develop a renewable energy power park.
Dr. James Marble (email@example.com)
Director, Nye County Natural Resources Office
The six demonstration project challenges and associated activities are described in the Mine Scarred Lands Initiative Report.