|Written by Patsy A. Waits|
Patsy A. Waits, Commissioner, Republican Lander County District 3Phone: (775) 964-2447 Office
AB 227, passed during the 2013 Nevada Legislative Session, created a statewide Task Force to study the question of whether public lands controlled by the Federal Government should be transferred to the State of Nevada. This statewide Task Force is made is a representative from each of Nevada’s 17 counties. I was appointed to serve on this committee representing Lander County.
The Legislature has asked this Task Force to look at specific issues surrounding the transfer of Federal Lands to the State including an identification of lands to be transferred; a plan for administration or sale of the lands; and costs or revenues that would be incurred by either the state or the local government in association with managing additional lands. As many in Nevada’s rural counties are well aware, Nevada has the highest percentage of federally managed land in the U.S., at over 80%. The work of the Task Force must be complete by September 2014, when they will present a report to the Nevada Legislature’s interim Committee on Public Lands.
The Lander County Commission will be hearing reports on the Task force and discussing public lands issues in Lander County monthly. The Commission will be taking public comment on this item and encourages any interested parties or members of the public to attend. To see a copy of the monthly agendas please contact the Clerks office at 775-635-5738 or click here.
|Last Updated on Friday, 06 September 2013 09:40|