Under Assembly Bill 84 passed by the Nevada Legislature in 2019, Conserve Nevada (Nevada Conservation and Recreation Program) is a continuation and renewal of the State’s original conservation bond program, formerly known as the Conservation Bond Program (or Q1) enacted in 2002. Conserve Nevada supports the conservation and enhancement of Nevada’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources with funding awards to public and private projects that benefit all Nevadans and visitors. From creating fire-resilient landscapes and ecosystems, to protecting rivers and wetlands, to advancing sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities for families and visitors, to preserving historic and cultural treasures, the Conserve Nevada program will continue to cultivate a healthy, vibrant Nevada for generations to come.
Through the Conserve Nevada program, $217.5 million in bond proceeds will be leveraged over the next decade as follows:
- $77.5 million in grants to nonprofits, local/county governments, and other agencies for projects to enhance recreational trails and facilities, acquire and protect environmentally sensitive land, improve river corridors and watersheds, improve wildlands to reduce fire risk, and protection of Nevada’s historic and cultural resources.
- $50 million will be used for projects at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Clark County Wetlands Park, Lower Las Vegas Wash and Las Vegas Valley Rim Trail.
- $60 million will be provided to the Nevada Division of State Parks and Nevada Department of Wildlife for improvements to wildlife habitat, wildlife facilities, and Nevada’s State Parks.
- $30 million will be provided to the Nevada Division of Museums for improvements at Nevada’s Museums, including expansion of the Boulder City Railroad Museum and improvements at the East Ely Depot Museum.
March 27, 2023 - Public Workshop
June 3, 2022 - Public Hearing on Regulation Adoption
March 22, 2022 - Public Workshop
Since 2002, Conserve Nevada has supported over 200 projects throughout the state, resulting in:
Over 100 miles of new recreational trails
More than 53,400 acres conserved for recreation and conservation
Improvements at all of Nevada’s 27 state parks
Enhancements to Nevada’s 13 Wildlife Management Areas
Increased conservation efforts through wildlife habitat restoration and fish hatchery improvements
Statewide Needs Assessments
- Pre-application Eligibility Form
- Grant application (coming Fall 2023)
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You can also contact the Conserve Nevada Program Manager:
Conserve Nevada Program Manager