Nevada’s U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto are calling on the Interior and Agriculture departments to make sure Nevada gets its fair share of Land and Water Conservation Fund money.
They said in those letters that, for more than 50 years, the fund has been an essential program to protect natural resources and improve parks and conservation areas. But the list of projects and deferred maintenance the Interior Department proposed and the Forest Service submitted didn’t include many projects in Nevada.
Over the years, they said Nevada has received more than $100 million in LWCF money.
They urged Interior and the Forest Service to re-evaluate the prior administration’s list of projects — especially much-needed maintenance projects and make sure not only Nevada but other states are provided greater equity.