New Funding Thanks to Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Will Also Deliver $50 Million to Support Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation Across the Western United States
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) applauded the news that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced investments that will benefit Nevada over the next five years: $17 million to protect Lake Tahoe from invasive species, and $50 million to promote sagebrush ecosystem conservation across the West.
The funding for these projects was provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Senator Rosen helped write and pass as part of the bipartisan group of 22 senators who negotiated and drafted the final infrastructure package.
“Nevada is home to a diverse range of majestic wildlife and landscapes, and the great outdoors are part of what makes our state so special,” said Senator Rosen. “This new funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help protect Lake Tahoe from invasive species and sagebrush ecosystems from ongoing threats like drought and wildfire.”
The Lake Tahoe restoration funding will provide important resources to control aquatic invasive species for the benefit of Lahontan cutthroat trout and other native species. The trout is a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act and is a recovery priority for the Lake Tahoe basin.