Yesterday, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed a new Nevada Agreement for Recreation Shared Stewardship, which is a strategic partnership among state and federal agencies to address the multi-faceted challenges facing Nevada’s communities and natural environment. For example, the growing impact of climate change - including more frequent and severe wildfire risks, drought-stricken landscapes and waterways, and extreme heat - is one of the challenges we are facing in Nevada.
The agreement also advances sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities and a vibrant outdoor economy for the state and provides a framework that centered on the following goals and priorities:
- Create a strategic plan for advancing sustainable outdoor recreation throughout Nevada by strengthening collaboration, sharing data and resources, and leveraging access to funding opportunities
- Support healthy communities and a vibrant economy by creating a diverse array of sustainable recreation opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities
- Promote environmental stewardship through strategic, coordinated messaging centered on responsible recreation ethics
The Nevada Agreement for Recreation Shared Stewardship includes signatories from the following State and Federal agencies:
- State of Nevada,
- Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,
- Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation,
- Nevada Division of State Parks,
- Nevada Department of Wildlife,
- Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs,
- Nevada Department of Transportation,
- US Bureau of Reclamation,
- US Forest Service,
- US Fish and Wildlife Service,
- US Bureau of Land Management, and
- the National Park Service.
To learn more, please visit http://dcnr.nv.gov/divisions-boards/ndor.