LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), took part in a roundtable discussion at Get Outdoors Nevada with public lands and conservation advocates to discuss the importance of Nevada’s public lands to tourism and the Senator’s work on legislative conservation efforts.
“Each year, tens of thousands of visitors come to our state to experience the natural beauty of our public lands and monuments. It is imperative that we keep our public lands open, accessible, and pristine for all Nevadans and for our future generations. I’m grateful for the chance to sit down and hear directly from environmental advocates on how we can work together to conserve our state’s public lands,” said Senator Rosen. “I will continue to be a fierce defender of Nevada public lands in Congress, and will support legislation that allows our natural wonders to be better protected.”
“We applaud Senator Rosen for her commitment to conserving Nevada’s and all of America’s public lands,” said Jocelyn Torres, Nevada Programs Director for Conservation Lands Foundation. “We need allies in Washington that understand the need for conservation efforts to protect our state’s natural beauty and outdoor recreation economy.”
BACKGROUND: Senator Rosen voted in support of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), a comprehensive federal lands bill that passed the Senate last month by a bipartisan vote of 92 to 8. Among other things, this bill would permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Last Congress, Rosen co-sponsored the bipartisan Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act, legislation to fund and permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Rosen also penned an op-ed in the Las Vegas Sun last year voicing her support for the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Rosen also helped introduce the ANTIQUITIES Act of 2019, reaffirming her commitment to protecting Nevada’s national monuments. This legislation, which Rosen supported last Congress in the House, would protect and enhance national monuments by declaring Congress’ support for the 51 National Monuments established from 1996 to 2017.