With the support of numerous stakeholders, Washoe County is advancing a public lands proposal to support local economic development, advance conservation priorities, protect wilderness, and enhance outdoor recreation. The proposal will provide new economic development opportunities, protect existing land uses, preserve deserving lands, and enhance recreational opportunities.
Building New Schools for Families
As Washoe County continues to grow and attract people from around the country, many of these families will need schools and a quality education for their children. Public land legislation would assist the Washoe County School District with meeting the education needs of our growing community by making land available for the construction of new schools, and would continue to improve the quality of life in the region for years to come.
Conveying Public Lands
The proposal will preserve outstanding opportunities for hiking, camping, hunting, sightseeing, and exploration in northwest Nevada’s wilderness-caliber lands. Further, the proposal will provide new opportunities for recreation on lands outside wilderness and closer to communities.
For example, the proposal will convey lands near Reno to Washoe County for a multi-use trail system. The proposal will also convey lands to the county for a new recreational shooting facility. Through these conveyances, everyone who likes to hike, bike, or shoot will have new opportunities to get outside and enjoy public lands.