Nevadans stand to lose in a state takeover of public lands. Image: Steve Torbit
The Nevada legislature is entertaining a number of proposals to transfer our national lands to the state or otherwise vastly diminish the amount of national lands, waters, minerals and other resources we now enjoy as both residents of Nevada and as citizens of this great country. If these proposals are taken to their logical conclusion, the end result would be as predictable as it would be preposterous. Access to our lands to hunt, fish, rock hound, hike and camp would be severely limited and where we could still enjoy our great outdoors it would be very pricey.
Politicians’ plans to grab national lands and sell them off are well documented in their own reports and proposals and as a longtime Nevadan, hunter and lover of wildlife and public lands, I am outraged. You should be too, here’s why.