March 06, 2023

Cortez Masto Announces Record-Setting $28 million for Nevada’s Outdoor Recreation and Fish & Wildlife Conservation

Las Vegas, Nev. – Today, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced $28,561,561 in funding to the Nevada Department of Wildlife. These funds—which were awarded through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program—will enhance the Silver State’s efforts to support outdoor sports and conserve fish, wildlife, and their habitats.

“Some of my best memories were made on Nevada’s public lands, and I’m glad to see these funds coming to our state to boost our economy and make sure Nevadans can enjoy these spaces for generations to come,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “Enjoying our great outdoors is a way of life for Nevadans, and I’ll never stop fighting to protect them.”

This funding will be divided into the following Nevada Department of Wildlife initiatives:

  • $22,035,616 – Wildlife Restoration Fund
  • $6,525,945 – Sport Fish Restoration Fund

Senator Cortez Masto has been a champion for Nevada’s great outdoor spaces and wildlife conservation efforts. She passed critical legislation to permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which protects public lands in Nevada and across the country. She introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to restore Lake Tahoe, and she delivered critical funding to protect Lake Tahoe in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. She also helped pass the historic Great American Outdoors Act, which was signed into law and provides robust funding to preserve and maintain public lands across the country.