Nevada has the highest percentage of federally managed public lands (approx. 85%) of any state in the Union and five of Nevada’s counties are made up of over 90% public land. Because of this, Nevada’s communities and economy are impacted in many ways by federal land management decisions. NACO works on behalf of counties as they engage with federal land managers and on public lands and natural resources issues on the local, state and federal level. Issues include land use plans and land management decisions, maintaining access and multiple uses, following regulation changes, EISs, ESA decisions, lands bills, and PILT funding.