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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.

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.

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Conservation News June 2021

Last night, the Searchlight Town Advisory Board voted unanimously to support a national monument designation for Avi Kwa Ame! This comes after Boulder City’s unanimous vote in late March.

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How to Work with Travel Nevada

Domestic travel is hot right now. But how you can reach travelers heading to Nevada? NVOBC caught up with the team at Travel Nevada to get the skinny on how to score more press, social media impressions and work with our state agency that’s here to help you increase your reach.Get More Ink Tracie Barnthouse and Chris…

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SNVBC Launches RIDE SAFE: Know Before You Go

It’s no secret that the pandemic inspired a cycling boom. According to the Outdoor Industry Association’s 2020 participation report, last year cycling was one of the top three activities…

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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…

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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…

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CLARK COUNTY STRENGTHENS CONSERVATION COMMITMENT WITH PASSAGE OF ‘30 BY 30’ RESOLUTION

On April 20, Clark County Commissioners voted unanimously to pass a resolution to conserve 30 percent of Nevada’s lands and waters by the year 2030 in response to scientific recommendations to address the current extinction, climate, and biodiversity crisis.

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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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NEVADA ASSEMBLY BACKS BENCHMARK TO CONSERVE LANDS & WATERS TO ADDRESS ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS

On April 3, the Nevada State Assembly voted to pass AJR 3, a resolution to urge the conservation of 30 percent of Nevada’s lands and waters by the year 2030 in response to scientific recommendations to address the current extinction, climate, and biodiversity crisis.

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NVOBC MEMBERS IN THE NEWS!

After working in mountain towns in New Zealand, California, Montana and Colorado, Dan Hooper landed in the not-so-known ski town of Las Vegas. He immediately went to work…

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.

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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.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Nevada’s Outdoor Recreation Economy

NVOBC and Get Outdoors Nevada partnered with Denver-based BBC Research to determine how the pandemic affected Nevada’s outdoor recreation economy. The resulting study contains social and economic data on outdoor businesses and public land visitation, and how patterns of use and economic activity have changed since the pandemic began. Including 16 in-depth interviews with local…

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The Nevada Divisions of Outdoor Recreation and State Parks announce the release of a public survey on outdoor recreation in Nevada

The survey is part of the federally required Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), which is updated every five years. This plan establishes criteria for funding outdoor recreation projects in Nevada…

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The Nevada Division of Forestry is offering grants to protect and restore urban and rural ecosystems

These grant opportunities, made available through the USDA Forest Service, enable cooperators to identify LSR needs and apply for funding to address important natural resource management and conservation issues…

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Nevada Phase One Re-Open Directive

Here is a link to the Directive signed by Governor Sisolak that lists the businesses that can re-open on Saturday, those that must remain closed and the rules that apply.

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A message from The Nevada Commission on Tourism

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