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S. 2890: Douglas County Economic Development and Conservation Act


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Nov 18, 2019.


Douglas County Economic Development and Conservation Act

This bill provides for the conveyance, sale, or management of specified federal lands in Nevada.

The bill conveys 67 acres of Forest Service land in the Lake Tahoe area for the conservation of wildlife or natural resources or for a public park.

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) shall implement a cooperative management agreement for the Tahoe Rim Trail North Parcel to (1) improve the quality of recreational access for such land, and (2) conserve the land's natural resource values.

The Forest Service and the Department of the Interior shall convey 7,777 acres of specified federal land to Douglas County, Nevada, for flood control or any other public purpose.

The Forest Service and Interior shall select jointly with the county federal land to be sold to qualified bidders or for the county to obtain for public purposes.

USDA shall convey 1,084 acres of specified federal land to the county for recreation and any other public purpose.

U.S. interest in 2,669 acres of certain federal land shall be held in trust for the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. The bill designates 12,392 acres of Bureau of Land Management land as a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System to be known as the Burbank Canyons Wilderness. USDA may transfer to Nevada or the county certain Forest Service land or interest in such land that is unsuitable for Forest Service administration or is necessary for a public purpose. The recipient of the land must protect its environmental quality and use the land for recreation or other public purposes.