President Biden Signs Bill to Aid Conservation Programs in Saline Lake Ecosystems in Great Basin States

President Biden signed Senate Bill 1466, the “Saline Lake Ecosystems in the Great Basin States Program Act of 2022,” which authorizes the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey, in conjunction with the Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, to establish a regional program to assess, monitor, and benefit the hydrology of saline lakes in the Great Basin and the migratory birds and other wildlife dependent on those habitats. The bill was sponsored by Senators Jeff Merkley, Mitt Romney, Jacky Rosen, Catherine Cortez Masto, Ron Wyden, and Dianne Feinstein.