Nevada Senator Harry Reid announced Sept. 25 a Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant of $53,475 from the National Park Service for the Beaver Dam State Park Burned Area Rehabilitation. This funding will be used for soil stabilization, rehabilitation, and revegetation of 899.98 acres of burned land at Beaver Dam State Park.

“Beaver Dam State Park showcases the amazing landscapes Nevada has to offer, so I am thankful that the National Park Service has provided Beaver Dam with over $53,000 for the rehabilitation of burned land,” said Reid. “As Nevada grows we must continue to keep a diligent eye on protecting the Silver State’s incredible public lands. I remain committed to maintaining public lands throughout Nevada so that generations to come can enjoy its beauty.”

About The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Program

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Program provides matching grants to States and local governments for the acquisition and development of public outdoor recreation areas and facilities (as well as funding for shared federal land acquisition and conservation strategies). The program is intended to create and maintain a nationwide legacy of high quality recreation areas and facilities and to stimulate non-federal investments in the protection and maintenance of recreation resources across the United States. Since 1965, the National Park Service has provided more than 40,000 LWCF grants to states and local communities. LWCF funding is separate from National Park Service operational appropriations, and comes primarily from offshore oil lease revenue through annual congressional appropriation.