Harry Reid's conservation legacy

Posted by Jim on July 07, 2015

The graphic in the article is enlightening, all of the acreage set aside for protection is a drop in the bucket compared to the state's total acreage. There's room for conservation in Nevada alongside other more commercial & industrial endeavors.

When Reid first took office in 1982, his home state had less than 67,000 acres of federally protected wilderness. It now has nearly 3.4 million acres, all of which he brokered, along with 600,000 acres of other protected areas.