U.S. Senator Harry Reid, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Chair Mervin Wright gather for the signing of the Truckee River Operating Agreement. This video also features a welcome from Reno Mayor Bob Cashell.
CARSON CITY, Nev.—Governor Jim Gibbons will meet tomorrow with U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to discuss the federal government’s role in assisting Nevada with post-fire land rehabilitation efforts and the U.S. District Court’s recent decision to reverse a 2004 decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to not list the Sage Grouse as threatened or endangered.
Secretary Kempthorne will be in Nevada to attend the annual Colorado River Water Users Association Conference.
Governor Gibbons recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Idaho, Utah and Wyoming to outline and formulate a cooperative plan to ensure the continued coordinated support efforts for wildland fire fuels management and rehabilitation efforts between all four states. Each year, western states lose millions of acres of native vegetation to catastrophic wildfires. Read the rest of this entry »