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 leaders of the outdoor recreation industry in Nevada, we support the designation of Avi Kwa Ame as a National Monument….
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…
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.
Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition Hosts Event in Reno on Avi Kwa Ame and publishes new Letter from 105 Businesses Supporting the Proposed National Monument.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
In Nevada, residents flocked to outdoor recreation in the early months of the pandemic as restrictions shut down bars, restaurants, and concert venues.