USDA Visits Ely, Talks About Opportunities for Recreation Economy

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Nevada State Director Phil Cowee visited Ely, Nevada, last week to talk about rural economic opportunities through outdoor recreation, tourism, and biomass utilization.

“As a gateway community, Ely has great prospects to develop their recreation economy,” Cowee said. “It’s no secret that the hunting and fishing opportunities here are outstanding. We talked about commercial enterprise in regard to Pinyon– Juniper treatment with land managers, and I met with the White Pine County Tourism and Visitors Authority and outdoors groups to discuss recreation and tourism events. It was all very positive.”

USDA Rural Development and US Forest Service are working together in Nevada on an initiative to support recreation economies in gateway communities that are adjacent to federal lands.

USDA Rural Development in Nevada has offices in Carson City, Fallon, Elko and Las Vegas. Visit us online at

Last Modified: 08/03/2018