Question 1 Program

The Conservation Bond Program became known as the "Question 1 Program" when the Proposal to Issue Bonds for Conservation and Resource Protection under Assembly Bill No. 9 of the 17the Special Session appeared number 1 on the State of Nevada voter’s ballot. Nevada voters passed Question 1, thereby authorizing the State of Nevada to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $200 million

"…to preserve water quality; protect open space, lakes, rivers, wetlands, and wildlife habitat; and restore and improve parks, recreational areas, and historic and cultural resources."

Of the total bond issue, $65.5 million was provided to the Nevada Division of State Lands to provide grants for state agencies, local governments, or qualifying private nonprofit organizations for various programs including:

  • Recreational Trails
  • Urban Parks
  • Habitat Conservation Plans
  • Open Space Plans
  • Acquisition of Land & Water*
  • Carson River Corridor
  • Lake Tahoe Path System

            *Related to resource protection.

Grants have been awarded to counties, municipalities, state agencies, and non-profit conservation organizations for the purpose of protecting, preserving, and obtaining the benefits of the property and natural resources of the State of Nevada. Because funding through this program has been limited, allocations may only be applied to portions of these program areas.