Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 | 9:50 p.m.
The Bureau of Land Management announced on Wednesday that it will allocate $6.8 million to various projects to improve lands in Southern Nevada and Lake Tahoe.
The money will be divided into six project categories: parks and trails, capital improvements, conservative initiatives, environmentally sensitive land acquisitions, hazardous fuels reduction and a restoration project in eastern Nevada.
BLM Acting Director Mike Pool said the main focus is to ensure public lands support economic growth and development in Nevada.
The funding for the projects came from the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, which uses the proceeds from federal land sales in Clark County for conservation and recreation improvement.