Press Releases

Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition Announces New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:     Zoë Houghton, Las Vegas – The Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition is pleased to announce the hiring of Mandi Elliott as our first executive director.  She starts June 1, 2023…

Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition Applauds Designation of Avi Kwa Ame National Monument

Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition Commends Avi Kwa Ame National Monument Designation

Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition Reacts to News of Impending Avi Kwa Ame Monument Designation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Zoë Houghton, NEVADA – On Thursday, news broke of President Joe Biden’s plans to sign a proclamation designating the territory of Avi Kwa Ame in Southern Nevada as a new national…

Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition Statement re: President Biden’s Announcement

NEVADA. – In support of today’s announcement by President Biden indicating his intent to designate Avi Kwa Ame a national monument, the Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition released the following statement: “As entrepreneurs, business owners and…

Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition Hosts Event in Reno on Avi Kwa Ame

Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition Hosts Event in Reno on Avi Kwa Ame and publishes new Letter from 105 Businesses Supporting the Proposed National Monument.

Over 80 Western Businesses Urge More Protections for Bureau of Land Management Lands

With the start of the winter Outdoor Retailer Snow Show this week, a letter signed by over 80 Western outdoor businesses, was sent to the Biden administration asking the Department of Interior and Bureau of Land Management to include protections for more Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands as a critical piece of accomplishing the America the Beautiful goals. 

Downhill Mountain Bike Park 2022

Lee Canyon announced today that it will add a downhill mountain bike park for the summer 2022 season.

Press Release: Outdoor Industry Businesses in Nevada Say Avi Kwa Ame’s National Monument Designation Means Economic Growth

Nevada’s outdoor industry businesses are making a case for Avi Kwa Ame’s national monument designation, following a presentation on Earth Day about the area to Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition’s…

Press Release: Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition Launches Red Rock Roundtable, A Virtual Panel Discussion Series

NVOBC announces the launch of Red Rock Roundtable, a virtual panel discussion series created to educate and inspire Nevada’s outdoor recreation business leaders and foster a more robust outdoor recreation economy. The first event…

Press Release: New Threat of Development Ignites Efforts to Protect Nevada’s Proposed Avi Kwa Ame National Monument

An application submitted by Eolus Vind AB, a Swedish wind power developer, for Kulning Wind, a project on the proposed Avi Kwa Ame National Monument in Clark County, has heightened efforts to protect the region.

Updated COVID19 Resource Guide

As we all navigate these rough waters, your NVOBC Team wants you to have the best information possible. The guide discussed below is a valuable resource to all things COVID related.

Press Contact

Zoë Houghton
Associate at Tom Clark Solutions

Media Coverage

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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