Critical bighorn sheep habitat is still threatened by language in the National Defense Authorization Act that would give more than half of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge away to the Air Force - who have said they don't even want it! Congressman Cresent Hardy is now on the committee that will decide the fate of the Refuge and its protected species by the end of the week.
Please call Congressman Hardy’s office and urge him to defend this precious habitat: DC Office: (202) 225-9894
Today, President Barack Obama proclaimed his largest national monument on America’s public lands, protecting more than 700,000 acres of our spectacular Basin and Range landscape. This is great news – please join us in thanking him, as well as Senator Harry Reid and Congresswoman Dina Titus for championing this effort.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has helped protect some of Nevada’s most treasured places. Nevada has received approximately $104 million over the past five decades from this non-taxpayer fund to help protect places such as the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. We need your help to ensure the LWCF is reauthorized before it expires in September 2015, and at the same time, urge Congress to provide robust funding for LWCF when funding levels are decided this summer. Sign the petition here!
Just two hours from the lights of Las Vegas lies an incredible landscape of limitless valleys and majestic mountain ranges. Garden Valley and Coal Valley are two unspoiled basins framed by incredible mountain ranges and peaks that tower overhead and you have the opportunity to keep them undeveloped.
The greater Sheldon-Hart mountain area (consisting of Nevada's Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge and Oregon's Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge) was recently allocated nearly $4 million for wildfire resiliency and habitat restoration by the Interior Department.
One of our fantastic partner organizations, Nevada Outdoor School is hiring for a new Executive Director. Join an awesome non-profit that is doing great work in Northern Nevada!
To add to the recent onslaught of anti-public land legislation, Congressman Mark Amodei introduced HR1484 into the House of Representatives. HR1484, if passed, would transfer the majority of public lands in Nevada to state ownership thereby opening these lands to private ownership.
SJR1 passed the State Senate and is now on its way to the Assembly. This Thursday, May 7th, SJR1 - the bill that will dismantle public lands in Nevada - will make its way to the Assembly Committee on Legislative Operations. Make your voice heard that public lands matter!
On Tuesday April 14th the Mesquite City Council is considering revoking a previous council resolution in favor of protecting Gold Butte – Nevada’s piece of the Grand Canyon. We need everyone who loves Gold Butte to attend this meeting and show their support for permanent protection!