Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that Interior will commit more than $43.1 million for a variety of conservation and recreation improvement projects throughout Nevada and Lake Tahoe.

The BLM is committed to ensuring that the American people benefit from their public lands,” said Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey, who oversees the public land sales. “The BLM values its strategic partnership with the State of Nevada and we are committed to ensuring that our public lands continue to play a central role in the economy of the state and in the lives of its citizens. The projects funded by this program are especially critical during these tough economic times.