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Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan to address tourism and outdoor recreation challenges – Roseville Today

An unprecedented group of Lake Tahoe destination management, land management, and non-profit organizations launched the Lake Tahoe Destination Stewardship Plan with the signing of an agreement to create the first destination stewardship council for the greater Tahoe region. The plan outlines a comprehensive framework and sets in motion action priorities to better manage outdoor recreation and tourism and ensure the sustainability and preservation of an iconic natural treasure and its local community.


California Senator introduces voluntary agricultural land repurposing bill – The Center Square

U.S. Senator Alex Padilla introduced a bill that he hopes will bolster water supply. Padilla introduced the Voluntary Agricultural Land Repurposing Act. It would provide funding to states that voluntarily repurpose certain agricultural lands. Padilla filed the bill in response to the Colorado River Basin’s water shortage, the Great Salt Lake's declining water supply, and groundwater overdraft in California's Central Valley, among other issues.


USDA Grants Millions in Rural Broadband ReConnect Program – AG Information Network of the West

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering $714 million in grants and loans to connect thousands of rural Americans to affordable, high-speed internet. The federal government has earmarked this funding as part of the Administration’s ReConnect program, which offers the private sector funding to assist in covering the cost of construction for revamping the infrastructure.