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Red Rock Canyon Hosting Meeting on Wildlife Management in Wilderness Areas and Wilderness Study Areas

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southern Nevada District Office and Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is seeking input regarding issues related to wildlife management activities in wilderness and wilderness study areas.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Commends Volunteers

Our amazing volunteers recently earned (and for good reason) praise and appreciation from our partner agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for their hard work and continued dedication to the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. More than 700 volunteers have participated in important restoration and clean-up projects over the past few years in this area and we can't thank them enough for keeping this wonderful portion of the Refuge system wild!

Celebrate Wilderness on Giving Tuesday

If Black Friday is spent at the malls and Cyber Monday on the Internet, perhaps Giving Tuesday is a good time to give back to the places you love....Schedule your donation today!

Nevada Legislature on Public Lands Hosts First Meeting

The Nevada Legislative Committee on Public Lands - a forum for the discussion of issues related to public lands - will hold its first meeting this Wednesday, November 18th, at 9am. We invite everyone who is interested in public land issues in Nevada to attend. 

Save the Recreational Trails Program

We need your help – right now - to save the Recreational Trails Program (RTP)!  We have just learned that two amendments to HR 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, have been filed that would specifically eliminate the RT, the essential program that has served as the foundation of state trail programs all across the country for more than 20 years. Consideration of amendments by the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, November 3rd and continue through Wednesday, November 4th. Time is very short.  Please take action today!

Heller Introduces Bipartisan Public Lands Bill

U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) led a group of senators to introduce a bill to reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act (FLTFA). Before it expired in 2011, FLTFA allowed the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service in the western United States to use the proceeds from sales of certain federally designated areas to protect lands of exceptional conservation value.

Public Land Supporters Rally in Reno

Yesterday, Presidential nominee Jeb Bush came to Reno, NV to 'unveil' his Western public land management plan. Public land supporters came out in droves to make their voice heard that public lands matter to Nevadans. We'd like to thank the many public land advocates that attended the event.

Senator Harry Reid on the Sage Grouse Listing Decision

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Interior announced the greater sage grouse would not be listed as an endangered or threatened species:

Sage Grouse Announcement Supports Years of Conservation

BREAKING NEWS: The U.S. Department of the Interior announced today that the greater sage-grouse does not warrant an endangered species protection due to the largest conservation effort in U.S. history to protect sagebrush habitat stretched across 11 western states.

Volunteer with Great Basin Outdoor School

Great Basin Outdoor School are seeking young adults who love the outdoors & working with kids who may like the opportunity to volunteer as a cabin leader at Lake Tahoe with fifth or sixth grade students. They are now taking applications to help during the following days: Sept. 29-Oct. 2 or Oct. 19-22

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