Public Forum for Washoe County Public Lands Bill

Attend the public forum on November 2

Washoe County public lands bill public forum has been announced.
Washoe County public lands bill public forum has been announced.Photo Courtesy of ShareTrails.org

The public forum that is set to discuss the Washoe County Public Lands Bill is set to occur on November 2 at the Reno Sparks Convention Center at 4:30 p.m.

The Washoe County Public Lands Bill aims to address the following priorities:

  • Make certain federal lands surrounding the greater Reno-Sparks area are available for future economic development opportunities.
  • Expanding recreational opportunities in Washoe County by providing land for parks, trails and open space.
  • Creating opportunities for local jurisdictions to acquire federal lands to support their varied needs.
  • Designating new wilderness areas in the northern portion of the county and providing funding for habitat restoration and other conservation efforts countywide.

Who: Washoe County
What: Public forum about the Public Lands Bill
Where: Reno Sparks Convention Center room located at 4590 S Virginia St, Reno
When: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 from 4:30p.m. to 7 p.m.

Washoe County Community Services Department published two 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.

Below is the address to the information page on the Washoe County Website:
https://www.washoecounty.us/csd/planning_and_development/conservation-act.php