Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead on hand as Governor Steve Sisolak signs historic partnership for outdoor recreation opportunities
GENOA, Nev. — Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead was among the dozen agency leaders at Mormon Station State Historic Park today, Wednesday, to celebrate Governor Steve Sisolak signing an agreement to establish a new Nevada Agreement for Recreation Shared Stewardship to expand outdoor recreation opportunities in Nevada.The new Nevada Agreement for Recreation Shared Stewardship is a strategic partnership that will serve as a model for multi-agency collaboration to address the multi-faceted challenges facing Nevada’s communities and natural environment, while advancing sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities and a vibrant outdoor economy for the state.
“Outdoor recreation is a major part of Nevada’s economy in so many ways, and I am thrilled to see the ways the new Nevada Agreement for Recreation Shared Stewardship will help us tackle our challenges and advance some of the most beautiful parts of our state,” Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead said. “We are all in this together, from the Local and Tribal and State levels all the way up to the Federal Government. I am thrilled to witness the great work that our state agencies are doing to lead in outdoor recreation policy, and I am excited to see the progress we can make when we all get to work.”
Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board on Outdoor Recreation.
The Shared Stewardship agreement provides a framework that will help Nevada address these complex challenges head-on through a multi-agency partnership plan centered on the following goals and priorities:
- Create a strategic plan for advancing sustainable outdoor recreation throughout Nevada by strengthening collaboration, sharing data and resources, and leveraging access to funding opportunities
- Support healthy communities and a vibrant economy by creating a diverse array of sustainable recreation opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities
- Promote environmental stewardship through strategic, coordinated messaging centered on responsible recreation ethics
The Nevada Agreement for Recreation Shared Stewardship includes signatories from the following State and Federal agencies:
- State of Nevada,
- Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources,
- Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation,
- Nevada Division of State Parks,
- Nevada Department of Wildlife,
- Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs,
- Nevada Department of Transportation,
- US Bureau of Reclamation,
- US Forest Service,
- US Fish and Wildlife Service,
- US Bureau of Land Management, and
- the National Park Service.