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!
Next week, the “Bundy Bill” or A.B. 408 will be heard in the Nevada Assembly Natural Resources committee. This is a dangerous piece of legislation, which once again threatens access to our public lands.
America’s 640 million acres of federal public lands are the backbone of our rich outdoor heritage. However, some would like to sell off YOUR public lands to the highest bidder and close off access forever. Please join us in the continued fight to keep public lands in public hands!
Southern Nevada’s public lands are some of the most spectacular in the nation and on Wednesday, February 18th we need YOU to speak up for these incredible places. Senator Harry Reid and Representative Dina Titus are hosting a public meeting in Las Vegas and they want to hear from you about the places you love and want to see protected.
On February 12, Senators Heller and Reid teamed with Congressman Amodei to introduce the Douglas County Conservation Act of 2015, S. 472. Part of this legislation would designate 12,330 acres as wilderness the Burbank Canyons WSA in the Pinenut Range in Douglas County. To see a map of this area, click here.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness was a part of the grassroots discussions over the past several years with Douglas County and other stakeholders. We are very excited to see this legislation moving forward to address a number of important conservation issues within the county. Thanks to all our supporters who attended meetings, tours and wrote letters!
This bill is another great example of how Nevadans continue to come together to solve issues in a bi-partisan way.
The U.S. Forest Chief’s Wilderness Advisory Group (WAG) has just published their Winter 2015 newsletter. Friends of Nevada Wilderness was asked to share how we stay accountable in our agency partnerships.
We are hiring for our 2015 summer Trail Crew! If you are interested in spending the summer in Central and Northeast Nevada maintaining trails in the back country, check out our posted openings here.
The Summit Lake Paiute Tribe is hiring a Sage Grouse Natural Resources Technician to assist with capturing sage grouse for fitting with radio collars and related telemetry tracking activities for Spring 2015. The job announcement can be found here, and more information can be found on the Tribal website at http://www.summitlaketribe.org/Employment_Opportunities.html