Monday, January 11, 2016

Federal land sale fund growing again for Nevada

A program that has generated $3.5 billion since 1998 for Nevada parks and trails, open spaces, forest fire prevention and hundreds of other projects is back after being hit hard by the Great Recession. Another $39.1 million will be provided for 43 more projects in the state this year, with more sales planned until the end of the federal fiscal year in October. U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced this week that the biggest share of the new funding — $12.2 million — will go for environmentally sensitive land acquisition with $5.1 million for capital improvements, $4.7 million for parks, trails and natural areas, and $4.1 million for a landscape restoration project in eastern Nevada. Funds also will go for hazardous fuels reduction and wildfire prevention, conservation initiatives and multi-species habitat conservation...more

Will anything ever quench the government's hunger for more land?  The feds already own 80% of Nevada, are billions of dollars behind in annual upkeep, and still their number one priority is the acquisition of even more private property.  They understand, you see, which resource places the greatest limitation on their authority and they are going after it tooth and nail.

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