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
Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) State Director Amy Lueders announced today that she will extend the public comment period for the Las Vegas and Pahrump Field Offices Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The extended timeframe means that the comment period on the Draft RMP/EIS, which is currently set to close February 6, 2015, will now close on March 9, 2015.
Are you interested in helping to protect Oregon's deserts? Oregon Natural Desert Association is hiring a Hart-Sheldon Campaign Coordinator based out of Bend. Click here for more details.
The Bureau of Land Management Carson City Field Offices have released their draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and are asking the public to review and comment. They are holding their first public meeting January 13th from 5-7pm and we need YOU to attend and show your support for our wild lands!
After years of hard work, collaboration, and bipartisanship, we are thrilled to announce Nevada's Wilderness count hit the big 70 with the addition of Wovoka and the Pine Forest Range Wilderness!
Check out this slide show of our awesome 2014 volunteers and all of our stewardship accomplishments this year!