Valentine's Day is a great time for folks to show their love for Wild Nevada.
February 14, 2013, Nevada's senators Harry Reid and Dean Heller did just that by introducing Senate bill 342, which would designate the Pine Forest Range Wilderness. Several weeks ago, Congressman Mark Amodei introduced similar legislation to the House.
In January, Reid and Heller re-introduced legislation to designate the Wovoka Wilderness. Also on February 14, 2013, Steven Horsford re-introduced similar legislation in the House of Representatives.
Meanwhile, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman, Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, has expressed the intent to schedule hearings on dozens of bills to designate wilderness across the country, including both Wovoka and Pine Forest.
Both of these bills have broad support, which translates into a stronger chance of passing. YOU can increase their chances by contacting your Congressional representatives NOW.
If you haven't already taken action to protect the stunning Wovoka Wilderness in Lyon County, please sign our letter today (click here).
If you haven't already taken action to show some love for the broadly-supported Pine Forest Range, sign up (right here). We have heard from 200 of you so far and every letter has been sent off to your elected leaders. And we'll keep you abreast of any developments.