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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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