Washoe County and the Proposed Public Lands Bill

Learn more about the proposed Public Lands Bill
Washoe County is hosting two open houses in September

Media Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Chris Ciarlo

Reno, Nevada. Sept. 14, 2016. Washoe County is hosting two open house meetings in the atrium of the Washoe County Administration Complex Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 and Monday Sept. 19, 2016, so those interested have an opportunity to learn more about the proposed Public Lands Bill.

The Washoe County Public Lands Bill will make the following a priority:

Making certain federal lands surrounding the greater Reno-Sparks area available for future economic development opportunities
Expanding recreational opportunities in Washoe County by providing land for parks and trails
Creating opportunities for local jurisdictions to acquire federal lands to support their varied needs
Designating new wilderness areas and providing funding for habitat restoration and other conservation efforts

Who: Washoe County

What: Public Lands Bill Open House

Where: Washoe County Administration Complex at 1001 E. 9th St. Reno, Nev.

When: Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Washoe County Community Services published two, new maps of proposed areas that Washoe County is requesting be transferred out of federal ownership for economic development, conservation and other civic purposes. Mapping includes requests from the local jurisdictions and public stakeholders. Commissioners approved the draft mapping of the areas that may be impacted by the transfer of land.

The two maps can be seen here (See map one and map two). Washoe County has also created an information page for residents to view online.

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