Nevada Senator Cortez Masto Reintroduces Southern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act

Conservation Lands Foundation
|June 05, 2024

CONSERVATION LANDS FOUNDATION APPLAUDS NEVADA SENATOR CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO FOR REINTRODUCING THE SOUTHERN NEVADA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CONSERVATION ACT

Las Vegas, N.V. - On June 5, 2024, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto re-introduced the Southern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act, a bill that protects nearly two million acres of public lands in Southern Nevada. 

The Conservation Lands Foundation applauds the re-introduction of the largest public land conservation legislation in the history of Nevada. 

“Conserving America’s public lands is a key strategy to ensure the future for wildlife and the health of our communities and address the climate, biodiversity and public health crises. The Southern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act will play a critical role in safeguarding Nevada’s future by permanently protecting areas within the Desert National Wildlife Refuge as Wilderness and expanding protections for Red Rock Canyon and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Areas. We thank Senator Cortez Masto for striking the right balance and advancing conservation priorities for the region and the nation,” said Jocelyn Torres, Interim Co-Executive Director at the Conservation Lands Foundation. 

“The legislation would add to Senator Cortez Masto’s already strong conservation record, which includes securing designations for Avi Kwa Ame National Monument, Pistone-Black Mountain and Numunaa Nobe National Conservation Areas, and several Wilderness areas,” said Torres.  

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