Reno Gazette Journal, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021 - If you run across a chunk of hollow PVC pipe driven into the ground in the Nevada wilderness, wildlife agencies and conservation groups ask that you remove it. You could be saving the life of a bird or small animal.
There are likely hundreds of thousands of mining claim markers still standing throughout the West, posing an ongoing hazard for wildlife, according to Chris Cutshaw, Northern Nevada stewardship manager for Friends of Nevada Wilderness.
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Volunteer Sharon Marie Wilcox, with her helper Ruby, removes a PVC marker in Gabbs Valley
on a Friends stewardship field trip in late October.