public lands

Amy Westervelt

Nevada drew a national spotlight to the issue of public lands last year when rancher Cliven Bundy faced off against the BLM. Now it's back in the headlines after presidential candidate Jeb Bush announced his public lands plan in Reno. Reno Public Radio’s Amy Westervelt reports.

Counties eye major land transfer in Nevada

May 20, 2014

Rancher Cliven Bundy's recent dispute with federal agents has highlighted the issue of who controls public land in Nevada. But lawmakers have actually been contemplating this issue ever since the last legislative session. 

 

Elko County Commissioner Demar Dahl is convinced the state could do a much better job than the federal government at managing and profiting from its public lands.

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