Keep Public Lands in Public Hands
Currently there is a resolution pending in the legislature asking Congress to transfer the vast majority of public lands into state and private control. The Senate Committee on Legislative Operations will hear Senate Joint Resolution 1 on Monday, March 2 at 3:30 pm. We need to let the committee members know how strongly Nevadans feel about this issue. Please e-mail the members of the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and ask them to vote No on SJR 1.
What Does SJR 1 Do?
SJR 1 is a resolution asking Congress to transfer the vast majority of public lands into state and private control. These lands are currently managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service, and contain many high-quality recreation areas and critical wildlife habitat.
What Are the Possible Impacts?
Currently, the federal government loses nearly $100 million dollars per year on average managing public land in Nevada. This is a cost that our state government is in no position to bear. A likely result would be massive sales of our lands into private hands, cutting off access and allowing some of our best places to be developed.
Three Ways to Take Action Now
1. Click HERE to email the five members of the Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and ask them to keep public lands in public hands and to vote against SJR 1
2. Register your opposition on the Legislative website
3. Attend the rally hearing on March 2nd at 12:45 pm
- Las Vegas – 555 E. Washington Avenue, in front of the Grant Sawyer Building
- Carson City – 401 S. Carson Street, in front of the state legislature building
And stay for the hearing on March 2nd at 3pm
- Carson City – 401 S. Carson Street – Room 2144
- Las Vegas – 555 E. Washington Avenue – Room 4412E
- Elko – 1500 College Parkway – Modular Conference Room, Chilton Circle
Thank you for your voice.