|Congressman Steven Horsford smiles for the camera before his helicoptor |
flight over Gold Butte (photo courtesy of Congressman Horsford's Facebook page)
|Mesquite Off-Road Days course - bringing together people who enjoy |
responsible recreation! (photo by Kurt Kuznicki)
In addition, last month the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) released some noteworthy statistics highlighting the financial impact that outdoor recreation has on local economies, furthering the case for protecting public lands like Gold Butte. According to OIA’s report, outdoor recreation in Nevada produces $14.9 billion in revenue annually and is responsible for 148,000 jobs that cater to and equip out-of-state visitors and residents alike. This results in $1.0 billion in state and local tax revenue. The report shows that, even in the midst of the worst economic recession in more than 70 years, outdoor recreation as a significant Nevada industry has continued to prosper, and the results have many Nevada business leaders talking about how we can expand those opportunities.
|Gold Butte Days Festival includes races and |
community vendors (photo courtesy of the Mesquite Local News)
We hope you’ll join our collaborative efforts with other local organizations and businesses as we continue protecting the beautiful wonders of Nevada. “Like” and follow “Protect Nevada” on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed and join the discussion.