FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONSERVATION LANDS FOUNDATION APPLAUDS SENATOR JACKY ROSEN’S INTRODUCTION OF THE TRUCKEE MEADOWS PUBLIC LANDS MANAGEMENT ACT
LAS VEGAS, NV - Today, Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen announced the introduction of the Truckee Meadows Public Lands Management Act, advancing much needed land protection in Northern Nevada, preserving wildlife habitat, safeguarding access to public lands for outdoor recreation including hunting and fishing, protecting dark skies, and conveying lands of significance to Indigenous communities.
The legislation will provide long-lasting protection to nearly 1 million acres of public lands in Nevada, preserve quality of life and address the myriad challenges Northern Nevadans are facing, such as climate change, rapid growth and lack of affordable housing. Senator Rosen’s proposal provides a significant bump in National Conservation Land units within the state, including five new National Conservation Areas and four Wilderness areas.
Below is a statement from Jocelyn Torres, Chief Conservation Officer for the Conservation Lands Foundation, in response to today’s announcement:
“The Conservation Lands Foundation applauds Senator Rosen’s leadership in crafting legislation with community members and Tribal Nations that advances significant land protections.
“The Truckee Meadows Public Lands Management Act protects wildlife habitat, access to outdoor recreation and Nevada’s unique dark skies; and conveys lands of significant importance to Indigenous communities. We celebrate the proposed designation of five new National Conservation Areas including the Massacre Rim Dark Sky, Smoke Creek and the Pah Rah, and we are committed to supporting Senator Rosen in passing this key legislation through Congress.”