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!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
The After-School All-Stars based in Las Vegas, NV is hiring! They are looking for an after-school instructor for their Lifetime Adventures program. The position would help expose youth to the outdoors and their Lifetime Adventures curriculum. If you love the outdoors, enjoy hiking, and can relate well to students - this job might be for you!
To honor the 51st Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, President Barack Obama proclaimed the month of September as National Wilderness Month and spoke on why wilderness is so integral to the American spirit. Read the full proclamation here.
Eight wild volunteers spent this past weekend making improvements to the South Loop Trail in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness. They spent the day clearing out overgrown aspens on almost two miles of trail! We'd like to thank the volunteers who came out to do great work on our public lands!
Friends of Nevada Wilderness' founding board member, Marge Sill, recently penned an article in the Toiyabe Trails Summer 2015 issue on the importance of public lands and how you can get involved to make a difference. Read the full article here.