U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen during her appearance on Nevada Newsmakers, which aired Oct. 5, 2021.
The Department of the Interior has released $348 million for 62 projects throughout Nevada and the Tahoe Basin. The projects range from habitat conservation, wildfire prevention, recreation improvements and sensitive land acquisition.
Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., said the money was generated through the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, SNPLMA, raising funds by transferring federal lands in the Las Vegas Valley to private use.
Rosen said considering recent wildfires and the growing number of visitors, Nevada must make a concerted effort to invest in outdoor recreation and preservation.
The largest piece of the funding is $128.8 million for parks, trails and natural areas.
Next largest is $117.4 million for capital improvement projects followed by $50.7 million for hazardous fuels reduction and wildfire prevention.
The Eastern Nevada Landscape Restoration Project will receive $15.9 million and conservation initiatives $17.2 million.
Multi-species habitat conservation is on the list for $7.6 million with smaller amounts to purchase environmentally sensitive lands.