Resources & Information

Nevada Land Management Task Force Report

In 2013, the Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Bill 227, creating a Nevada Land Management Task Force to write a report regarding transfer of Federally-held public lands to the State of Nevada. The Task Force issued its report in July 2014. The report found that the Federal government had failed to convey lands to the State of Nevada upon statehood as it has, to date, with 38 other states. The report recommended conveyance of public lands held by the Federal government to the State of Nevada giving rise to H.R. 1484 "Honor the Nevada Enabling Act of 1864 Act". The full report can be found here:

Utah Legal Analysis

Prepared for

Utah Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands

The “Legal Analysis prepared for the Utah Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands” is a detailed document, released in December of 2015, that spells out a careful and well documented case for transferring the public lands over to ALL willing western states.

The study not only identifies a legal framework by which states can pursue a public land transfer but ultimately recommends that Utah [and other western states] consider instituting litigation against the United States of America under the Original Jurisdiction of the United States Supreme Court. Click below to review the report.

Don't Be Misled

NLC's response to "The Consequences of a Public Land Takeover in Nevada"

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) recently created and distributed a flyer designed to persuade sportsmen to oppose the transfer of certain public lands to the states. Unfortunately, much of this information is either misleading or entirely inaccurate. Like the TRCP, the Nevada Lands Council is extremely concerned about the future of American’s access to public lands in Nevada and the West; however, advocating false information will not lead to viable solutions. 

The original document can be found HERE.

For NLC's response, click here:

Public Lands in the State of Nevada: An Overview

Provided by the University of Nevada Reno Center for Economic Development.

Act of Congress (1864) Enabling the People of Nevada to Form a Constitution and State Government.

Federal Land Ownership: Overview and Data

Provided by the Congressional Research Service. December 29, 2014

Study on Management of Public Land in Wyoming

Prepared for the Office of State Lands and Investments and provided by Y2 Consultants, LLC. August 31, 2016

Nevada Lands Council Informational Brochure, 2018

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