SENATE VOTES ON LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND

-Walker Basin Conservancy releases statement regarding Senate’s recent vote on the Land and Water Conservation Fund-

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Yerington, Nev.--The creation of the Walker River State Recreation Area, the newest addition to Nevada’s State Park system in a generation, wouldn’t have been possible without support from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. This bipartisan program has been around for over five decades and we’re glad to see the Senate take action to revive it since the program expired more than 120 days ago. We thank Nevada's Senator Cortez Masto and Senator Rosen for voting to support LWCF.

Permanent reauthorization and full funding of this key conservation tool is paramount for successful conservation and recreation initiatives in Nevada. We are grateful for the support that Representatives Horsford, Lee, and Titus have already shown on the issue, and the House of Representatives must now follow the Senate’s lead and vote to reauthorize and fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Date: February 12, 2019
Contact: Jeff Bryant
Phone: 775-463-9887 ext. 101