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Nevada Congressional Delegation Announces Wildlife Refuge Legislation

Nevada U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, along with Representatives Steven Horsford, Dina Titus, Mark Amodei and Susie Lee announced compromise legislation today that’s drawing praise from conservationists.

The Desert National Wildlife Refuge and Nevada Test and Training Range Withdrawal and Management Act preserves the jurisdiction of the refuge and boundaries of the Test and Training Range.

At the same time, the legislation also supports service members at Nellis Air Force Base and the Test and Training Range through modernization requirements and increased public safety efforts.

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If enacted, this legislation would create 1,310,806 acres of wilderness, the largest wilderness designation in Nevada history.