1989 Scorecard Vote
On November 17, 1989, a week before adjourning for the year, the House passed the Nevada Wilderness Protection Act. The bill established 14 Forest Service wilderness areas totalling 733,400 acres. This amount of land makes up only 1.03% of the total 71 million acres of land in Nevada. Over 3.2 million acres of Forest Service roadless areas were studied for wilderness designation. S. 974 allows over 2.4 million acres of studied land to be released for other multiple use purposes.
Rep. Barbara Vucanovich (R-NV) offered an amendment that would have cut the amount of wilderness area nearly in half, to 412,000 acres. The House rejected the Vucanovich amendment with a vote of 126-283. No is the pro-environment vote.