WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced her original co-sponsorship of the Douglas County Economic Development and Conservation Act, legislation to promote conservation, improve public lands management, and expand economic development opportunities in Douglas County.
“I’m excited to help introduce the Douglas County Economic Development and Conservation Act, and I’m hopeful that this legislation will help enable economic growth. By providing Northern Nevada counties with access to the support and resources they need, we can attract new businesses that create jobs while also protecting the many beautiful public lands that help keep Nevada’s outdoor economy booming,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m proud to see a range of Nevada stakeholders – including members of our business community, environmental advocates, and tribal communities – work together to find consensus on this legislation. I will continue to support policies that balance the need for the protection of our public lands with the need for economic growth and development in Nevada’s communities.”
BACKGROUND: The Douglas County Economic Development and Conservation Act would convey federal land to the County for flood control management areas, water infrastructure, parks, trails, public recreation enhancement, and other public uses. In addition, the bill would provide for the conveyance and management of important cultural sites to the Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada, enhance economic development opportunities, and designate Burbank Canyons as wilderness.