Nevada receives $4.4 million for ecosystem restoration


Nevada will receive $4.41 million of the Infrastructure Act’s $68.4 million to pay for ecosystem restoration projects nationwide.
The Infrastructure Act provides a total of $1.4 billion for ecosystem projects over the next five years.
The money will be allocated to states, tribes and territories before the end of this fiscal year.
It will invest in projects through the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Office of Insular Affairs, Fish and Wildlife Service and Geological Survey.
The largest single project on Nevada’s list is $1.7 million for hazard mitigation and restoration of the former Caselton mine and mill site in Lincoln County.
An additional $1 million will go toward landmine hazard mitigation for Nevada as well as other western states.
But $1.3 million will be used to improve recreational access on public lands, $200,000 for invasive species management and $450,000 for riparian habitat protection.
Finally, there is $760,000 for two Park Service and Geological Survey projects for sagebrush restoration and research.


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