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!
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.