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What Nevadans are saying: “We applaud Senator Rosen’s leadership in advancing the Truckee Meadows Public Lands Management Act”

Earlier This Year, Senator Rosen Introduced Legislation To Increase Affordable Housing Opportunities, Support Responsible Development, & Protect Public Lands in Washoe County

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Partnerships crucial to LMNRA

In September 2023, Lake Mead National Recreation Area launched the More to Mead initiative. The project aims to deepen relationships with surrounding communities and tribes.

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Vegas’ outdoor recreation economy booming post-pandemic

Las Vegas is known across the globe for its gaming and tourism industry but one often overlooked facet of the economy, outdoor recreation, is climbing quickly.

Proposed BLM Rule Challenged in Congress, NV Conservationists React

Two pieces of legislation could require the Bureau of Land Management to throw out thousands of public comments and jeopardize the agency’s proposed rule, which aims to put conservation efforts on par with other uses taking place on public lands.

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U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen Urge Biden Administration to Protect Nevada’s Ruby Mountains

U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) are calling on the Biden administration to prohibit oil and gas leasing in the Ruby Mountains and the neighboring Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, also referred to as the “Ruby Marshes.”

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Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition Announces New Executive Director

The Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition is pleased to announce the hiring of Mandi Elliott as its first executive director.  She starts June 1, 2023 and is working part-time as the NVOBC begins rolling out new programs.

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Charting the course for the future of Nevada’s public lands

By Leah Wzientek | Originally published in the Reno Gazette Journal As a local business owner in Nevada, an avid outdoor recreator and regular resource for the outdoor community, I see firsthand the many ways in which we all benefit from Nevada’s incredible public lands. Our state is full of jaw-dropping mountain ranges, valleys and vistas,…

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Nevada Legislature should seize on chance to use outdoors to inspire children

Nevada is home to some of the most beautiful and unique natural environments in the world. From mountainous peaks and painted desserts to the visible galaxies of the darkest night skies in the continental U.S…

Nevada Legislators and Activists Seek Progress During Conservation Lobby Day

Originally published in Channel 2 News On Monday, Nevada State Assembly Speaker Steve Yeager and Senate Majority Leader stood alongside 60 members of Nevada’s conservation community to commence Conservation Lobby Day. The event occurred in front of the Nevada Legislature where speakers emphasized the urgency of legislation to protect Nevada’s lands and wildlife and advance clean…

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National monument will help drive outdoor recreation industry growth

Nevada is home to unparalleled landscapes, from Basin and Range National Monument to Death Valley National Park to Lake Tahoe. Their majestic peaks fill our spirits, and their deep canyons bring us solace. Nevadans consider public lands our natural heritage, earning frequent visits from residents.

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Biden to commit to honoring tribes by protecting public lands in Nevada

President Biden will pledge to put hundreds of thousands of acres off limits to development in southern Nevada around Spirit Mountain, a sacred tribal site. A broad coalition backs the move, but renewable energy firms have raised concerns. By Dan Michalski | Originally published in The Washington Post SEARCHLIGHT, Nevada — From the highway, Spirit…

Feds to Hold Public Meeting Today on Proposed National Monument

The proposed national monument to be called Avi Kwa Ame is getting a big boost today as the top leaders of the Bureau of Land Management hold a public meeting in Laughlin.

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National monument will help drive outdoor recreation industry growth

Nevada is home to unparalleled landscapes, from Basin and Range National Monument to Death Valley National Park to Lake Tahoe. Their majestic peaks fill our spirits, and their deep canyons bring us solace. Nevadans consider public lands our natural heritage, earning frequent visits from residents. 

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New state-federal agreement aims to expand outdoor recreation while protecting environment

With more people exploring Nevada’s public lands than ever before, impacts to the landscape are on the rise. This raises concern amongst conservationists and state officials about how best to protect the environment.

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Support from Nevada Organizations Grows for Rosen’s Bipartisan Tourism Package

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, announced more endorsements of her bipartisan Omnibus Travel and Tourism Act by multiple chambers of commerce in Nevada. The legislation was endorsed by the Reno Sparks Chamber of Commerce, the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, the Asian Chamber of Commerce, and the Latin Chamber of Commerce.

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Rep. Titus Introduces Legislation Establishing Avi Kwa Ame National Monument

Washington, D.C. – Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District introduced H.R. 6751, the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument Establishment Act of 2022. This legislation will designate Avi Kwa Ame as a National Monument and permanently protect nearly 450,000 acres of biologically diverse and culturally significant lands within the Mojave Desert.

Compromise between developer, conservationists is a win for everyone

There was a great deal to like about last week’s settlement of a lawsuit involving a proposed mountain biking park on Mount Charleston. This agreement offers a model for how the vibrant outdoor recreation industry in Southern Nevada can continue to grow and prosper without harming our precious natural areas.

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Nevada’s outdoor recreation industry poised for a comeback

When athletes medal at the Olympics after what seemed a career-ending injury, people jump to their feet and cheer. Everyone loves a good comeback. Nevada’s outdoor recreation industry is like a rising star athlete…

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Bicycle advocates push back against SB183 restrictions on access to roads

Advocates for bicyclists pushed back as legislation to keep them off highways was discussed on Wednesday. Senate Bill 183, sponsored by Republican Senator Joseph Hardy would prohibit access for bicyclists…

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Nevada’s outdoor recreation industry saw revenue drop in 2020 during pandemic

The COVD-19 pandemic created a confusing paradox for Nevada’s outdoor industry. While people appeared to be spending more time outside during the lockdown…

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Pandemic rush outside not enough to offset hit to recreation industry

In Nevada, residents flocked to outdoor recreation in the early months of the pandemic as restrictions shut down bars, restaurants, and concert venues.

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Senator Cortez Masto Publishes COVID19 Resource Guide

In a Medium post published today, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) unveiled a comprehensive Disaster Resource Guide for Nevadans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The guide includes critical information on medical care…

Nevada’s outdoor recreation industry is organizing

Nevada’s outdoor recreation industry generates $12.6 billion annually and 87,000 jobs. That’s more jobs than I.T. and mining combined. With the recent creation of the Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition, the recreation industry is growing. Formed in December, the group’s first Las Vegas meeting occurred last month…

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