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What Nevadans Are Saying: “We Applaud Senator Rosen’s Leadership is Advancing The Truckee Meadows Public Lands Management Act

The Office of US Senator Jacky Rosen
April 5, 2024

Earlier This Year, Senator Rosen Introduced Legislation To Increase Affordable Housing Opportunities, Support Responsible Development, & Protect Public Lands in Washoe County

RENO, NV – Leaders across a wide range of sectors have praised Senator Jacky Rosen’s (D-NV) Truckee Meadows Public Lands Management ActFrom local government officials to conservation advocates to business leaders, support is growing for her historic legislation to expand economic development and affordable housing opportunities in Washoe County, support local Tribal communities, and protect public lands.

Arlan D. Melendez, former Chairman of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony: “We appreciate the merit, transparency & inclusion Senator Rosen’s Office provided Reno-Sparks Indian Colony in drafting the proposed lands bill. We have been involved since 2017 and it’s good to see it may come to fruition.”

Bryce Pollock, Vice Chair, Nevada Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers: “The Nevada Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is pleased to support the Truckee Meadows Public Land Management Act as recently introduced by Sen. Rosen and we thank her for her leadership. We see this legislation as a good representation of compromise by many stakeholders and interests that took many years and many versions to achieve. We are very appreciative of Sen. Rosen’s consideration to ensure that public land access would not be limited for hunters and anglers along the Truckee River. We look forward to the conservation of more than 900,000 acres of public lands, including many valuable recreation areas in North Washoe County, and are excited for the addition of a public shooting range that hunters can utilize for many generations to come.”

Mandi Elliott, Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition Executive Director: “The Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition celebrates Senator Rosen and her historic proposal. Public lands are not just a facet of Nevada’s economy, they are the heart of our quality of life. This proposed legislation will hugely benefit our communities, our economy, and our state’s legacy.”

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