Nevada awarded $4.4 million for ecosystem restoration

Nevada will receive $4.41 million of the $68.4 million in the infrastructure law to pay for ecosystem restoration projects nationwide.
The infrastructure law contains a total of $1.4 billion for ecosystem projects over the next five years.
The money will be awarded 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 the Nevada 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 hazard mitigation of mined lands for Nevada along with other western states.
But $1.3 million will pay for improvements to recreational access on public lands, $200,000 for invasive species management and $450,000 to protect riparian habitat.
Finally, there is $760,000 for two projects by the Park Service and Geological Survey for sagebrush restoration and research.


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