Nevada Healthy Soils Policy

Legislative Status Update

Updates in 2023

AB109 [LS] Establishes provisions relating to soil health – in committee at adjournment

Updates in 2022


Updates in 2021

AJR2 recognizes that forest health and water quality are inextricably linked, includes voluntary soil health measures in voluntary programs — passed 5/14/2021 and resolution filed with Secretary of State

Assembly Joint Resolution —Recognizing that the health of forests, rangelands and soils are inextricably linked to the quantity and quality of water.


2/10/2021 Introduced
4/14/2021 Passed the Assembly by a vote of 34–8
5/14/2021 Passed the Senate unanimously 21–0
5/19/2021 Filed with the Secretary of State




Assembly Committee on Natural Resources


This resolution recognizes the environmental and public health benefits of healthy soils, forests and rangeland in preventing erosion, filtering drinking water and recharging groundwater. It also states that climate change is exacerbating drought and wildfires.

Under this resolution, the legislature “expresses its support for the Federal Government, state agencies, conservation districts and local governments to work collaboratively with water purveyors, land managers, private landowners, land users and other stakeholders to identify watersheds that can be improved by better forest, rangeland and soil health measures and to identify or establish voluntary programs, within the limits of legislative appropriations and other available money, to address the health of forests, rangelands and soils”.

Soil Health Definition:


Stated Goals:

The goal is to improve the health of forests, rangeland and soils through voluntary programs.

Program Required Measurements:




Funding Source:

The resolution does not identify specific funding sources, but mentions “legislative appropriations and other available money”.

Funding Type: 

Collaborative projects between the “Federal Government, state agencies, conservation districts and local governments” and “water purveyors, land managers, private landowners, land users and other stakeholders”.

Practices eligible for funding:

None specified

Agencies Involved:

None specified

Rulemaking process:


State Universities & Researchers: 

Agricultural Organizations & Technical Assistance:

Education & Advocacy Groups:

  • The Nature Conservancy

Lessons Learned:




Last Update 01/18/2024