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Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California

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A Carson Valley-based landowner and agri-business has detailed a land swap plan involving several counties in northern Nevada and California. John Singlaub, manager of the BLM's Carson City district, said the proposal offers possibilities and there are Bently-owned parcels that could be used for recreation purposes. Singlaub also said some of the land Bently wants in Douglas County has been identified as available for disposal. He also said the BLM will bring the tribe into the discussions because it owns considerable property in the Pine Nuts. Under the proposal, the Bently Family Limited Partnership is seeking about 32,000 acres under the control of the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. The partnership already has 33,000 acres. Bently wants to swap real estate in Carson City, Churchill, Douglas and Lyon counties in Nevada and Mono County, Calif., for public land in Douglas and in Alpine County, Calif. In exchange, Bently wants 25,000 acres on the east side of the Carson Valley in Douglas County, near the Pine Nuts; 5,000 acres near Mud Lake Reservoir in Douglas County; and 2,000 acres in Alpine County. Donald Bently said any exchange would be based on appraised values.

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