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Miles Flansburg
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On another thread we have been taling about buying land near Battle Mountain Nevada and I was just wondering if there is anybody at Permies who is familiar with this area?
 
neil bertrando
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Battle Mountian is far out in the middle of N. Nevada. Indian Reservation. Isolated. I don't think there is much ag or water there. If you have specific queries, I could direct you to more details.

What is your specific goal/interest in a site there?
 
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i believe he is referring to this thread:
http://www.permies.com/t/20638/homestead/Homesteading-north-central-Nevada

i was asking about a homestead or farmstead in north central nevada.
i was mainly interested based on the price of land (640 acres for $70k) and was kind of wondering out loud what was possible.

it seemed like there werent many permaculture people in north nevada (might be because there arent many people in n nevada in general)

it appears as if there is water within 200 ft of the surface and i would imagine that you could damn up a bunch of water one 1 square mile.

it looks like anyone looking to relocate to north nevada would have to look outside of the area for examples of dryland design. once you had it figured out, or close, i think it would pave the way for a larger group of people to relocate, which imo would make it easier to do.

 
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Neil, Kelly covered it. Are you familiar with Battle Mountain ? It actually looks like there are a few center pivots operating in the area.
 
neil bertrando
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I can only pay lip service to this without more info regarding goals, vision, etc.

N. Nevada is a large area, mostly small towns, mines, BLM public land, and long distances between locations and to markets and supplies.

there are things you can do. often areas have low runoff, might be 2-3 years between runoff events depending on topography, soils, vegetation, fire history, etc.

holistic planned grazing could be an option.

I think identifying the following will play a large role in success or a decision not to relocate.

what are your preferences for social and community interactions?

Income strategies desired?

Access to medical or other community support services?

Any successful demonstrations would definitely offer models and quality info for others in temperate arid lands.
 
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My god-father moved his cattle operations to about an hour east of there (near Elko) many years ago.

He loved it there. His herd did well there.

 
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