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WHEREAS, in 1994, National Public Lands Day was established with 700 volunteers working at three sites and since then the activities relating to National Public Lands Day have expanded; and

WHEREAS, more than 85 percent of the public lands in the Silver State are owned by the people of the United States and are managed by various federal agencies for the benefit of all, and Nevada's public lands include national parks, national monuments, national conservation areas, national forests, national wildlife refuges, wilderness areas and public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Forest Service, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service and other federal agencies; and

WHEREAS, public lands feature a diverse array of landscapes,from sculpted desert sandstone to dramatic limestone cliffs with caves and fossils,from colorful volcanic ranges to the high peaks with ancient bristlecone pine and lush oases that stand in sharp contrast to open sagebrush valleys; and

WHEREAS, public lands protect vital pieces of our region's past and important cultural heritage, including the remnants of ancient civilizations that once thrived in the region and whose ancestors still protect their legacy, deserted mining settlements where riches were made and lost and contemporary works of art, all waiting to be discovered by current and future generations of Nevadans and all who visit this great state; and

WHEREAS, the public lands in this state reflect many noble democratic ideals because they are open and accessible to all, and Nevada's public lands support a variety of activities, including recreational pursuits and the development of natural resources; and

WHEREAS, the residents of Nevada support efforts to promote stewardship and celebrate these irreplaceable natural and cultural resources;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  September 30, 2017 as

 Public Lands Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson