BlueRibbon-Coalition-Logo-9-28-12Sharetrails.org and BlueRibbon Coalition thanked Congressman Mark Amodei recently in a press release for “working with the OHV community, Washoe County, and the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony to preserve important north-south motorized access in transfer lands contained in H.R. 2733.” As BRC noted, these historic routes provide important connectivity to the Greater Hungry Valley/Moon Rock Recreation Area.

Congressman Amodei commended his colleagues on helping to pass the bill in a recent statement.

“I commend my colleagues in the House for joining me to pass this critical piece of legislation that will transfer more than 70,000 acres of Nevada public lands back into local control – empowering those who are best suited to make decisions surrounding economic development,” Amodei said in a statement. “By carefully balancing the unique needs of our Nevada tribal nations with those of local ranchers, land owners, public lands recreationalists and businesses, my bill will allow Nevadans to chart brighter futures for their communities while preserving their cultural heritage and traditions. I urge the Senate to take up this common-sense measure as soon as possible.”

Congressman Amodei’s full statement can be read here.

The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony also thanks Amodei in a statement it sent out, noting that their “original reservation lands consisted of a mere 28 acres in the city of Reno. With the help of former Congresswoman Barbara Vucanovich, our tribe was able to expand to lands in Hungry Valley.”

The complete new release from the Reno-Spark Indian Colony can be read here.

The BlueRibbon Coalition said in a statement it believes this ruling creates an important opportunity for local stakeholders to work in a collaborative manner with the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Washoe County, and the BLM on recreation issues in, or adjacent to, the project area.

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