Beowawe, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) visited Elko and Eureka Counties to meet with the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, Association President Sam Mori, and local ranchers. She toured the Maggie Creek Ranch in Elko and the Horseshoe Ranch in Beowawe, where she discussed the federal government’s role in supporting wildfire fighting and mitigating the economic impact of wildfires on rural communities.
“For generations, ranching has been the backbone of the Silver State’s history and economy, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to sit down and talk about the issues and challenges they are facing to their livelihood and way of life. We must continue to make sure ranchers and cattlemen have the resources they need to grow their businesses, protect the environment, combat wildfires by developing a coordinated initial attack response, and improve land management in the region.”