The BLM manages vast swaths of land in Nevada and has been at the center of disputes over wild horse roundups, grazing rights and sage grouse.
Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison convened a meeting about public lands promising a push to acquire some of the more than 85 percent of Nevada currently administered by federal agencies.
The Nevada Drought Forum met Monday on the heels of a three-day state drought summit last week.
Treated wastewater is pumped from two sewer districts to a reservoir built on ranch property. Come summer, the water is used to irrigate Bently Ranch’s primary crop, alfalfa.