On September 15th, the House passed a collection of Northern Nevada land bills, two of which would create nearly 73,500 acres of new wilderness in the state - our beloved Wovoka and Pine Forest Range areas.
47,500 acres south of Yerington in Lyon County would be designated as the protected Wovoka Wilderness while 26,000 acres as wilderness in the Pine Forest Range in Humboldt County northwest of Winnemucca would be set aside.
The President has proclaimed September 2014 as National Wilderness Month and invited all Americans to visit and enjoy our wilderness areas, to learn about their vast history, and to aid in the protection of our precious national treasures.
New wilderness for Nevada in September? It's now very possible thanks to the hard work from Congressmen Amodei and Horsford! Last week, the House Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act (HR. 5202). This collection of bills would designate Wovoka and Pine Forest - 71,500 acres of wilderness! Please take a moment to thank Congressman Amodei and Horsford for championing this bill.
Our Southern Nevada Bonanza Trail Crew is mid-way through their season, and they are working hard to keep the Bonanza Trail clear and accessible. Keep up the great work, guys!!!
Our 2014 Bonanza Trail Crew, with Dolly Chapman.
Thank you for the outstanding attendance and show of support at the June 24th Washoe County Commission meeting. The Washoe County Commission passed a unanimous resolution supporting federal legislation addressing sage grouse. YOU made this possible!!!!!
Are you feeling adventurous? Do you prefer your "office" to be lit by sunshine? If your favorite outfit includes boots and a pack, and your favorite accessories are a GPS and hand-tools, you are in the right place! We are currently hiring for our 2014 southern Nevada Bonanza Trail Crew.
Reid, Heller Release Discussion Draft on Greater Sage-Grouse.
This is a great opportunity for Nevadans to come together to protect sage grouse habitat through a variety of means, including wilderness designation.
Veterans show support for the protection of Public Lands! Read more here: http://www.vetvoicefoundation.org/press?id=0054
Do you have land management, wildlife or ecology experience? Are you interested in working with the National Wildlife Refuge Association? Check this out!