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Natural Resources

Elko County is comprised of 17,181 square miles or 10,995,840 acres; of this total area approximately 72% or 7,907,333 acres are public lands, managed by the federal government. 

The Elko County Natural Resource Department conserves, manages and protects the natural resources within Elko County and represents the public's interest when working with the federal and state agencies on the public land issues to ensure that the customs, culture and economic stability of Elko County are preserved.