BLM seeks input on $348 million in proposed conservation and restoration funding recommendations

Funds generated from sale of public lands in the Las Vegas Valley


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Southern Nevada District Office

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LAS VEGAS – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on approximately $348 million in proposed Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA) funding for conservation, restoration, and improvement projects throughout Nevada, the Lake Tahoe Basin, and the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Since its implementation in 1998, SNPLMA has reinvested revenues from the sale of public lands near Las Vegas to benefit communities and public lands through creation of local parks, trails, and natural areas; the acquisition of environmentally sensitive lands; construction, repair, and rehabilitation of infrastructure and facilities; conservation, restoration, and fuels treatment projects; and projects to facilitate economic development and new employment. Proposed projects will be sent to the Secretary of Interior for approval in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture.

“More than 1,500 projects have previously been funded under the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act to enhance a myriad of recreation opportunities, improve access, promote species and habitat conservation, protect environmentally sensitive land, restore landscapes and reduce the threat to communities from wildland fire,” said Theresa Coleman, Southern Nevada District Manager. “We are excited to gather feedback on the next round of project proposal funding.”

Additional information including project tables, executive summaries, and project nominations are available for review at the BLM website. Preliminary recommendations include: 


  • Environmentally Sensitive Land Acquisitions - $335,045

  • Capital Improvements - $38,488,858

  • Multi-Species Habitat Conservation Plan and Implementation - $4,098,664

  • Parks, Trails and Natural Areas - $201,673,903

  • Conservation Initiatives - $23,156,416

  • Eastern Nevada Landscape Restoration Project - $4,836,638

  • Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Wildfire Prevention - $25,701,259

  • Special Account Reserve - $50,000,000


Written comments may be emailed to (preferred) or delivered to: SNPLMA Executive Committee Chair, BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130. The comment period closes June 6, 2024.


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.