Southern Nevada Calendar of Events

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  • Wild Speaker Series 13 RSVPs

    Thursday, July 02, 2020 at 06:45 PM
    REI - Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV


    Meet Avi Kwa Ame: Nevada's Newest Proposed National Monument

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness invites you to our July Wild Speaker Series. Our presenter will be Alan O’Neill, retired Lake Mead Superintendent and Advisor to the National Parks Conservation Association. Alan will talk about an effort by a coalition of tribes, conservation groups, recreation interests, and others to establish the Avi Kwa Ame (Spirit Mountain) National Monument in South Clark County. The Monument would protect some of the most visually stunning, ecologically diverse and culturally significant public lands in the entire Mojave Desert. Stretching from the Newberry Mountains in the east to the New York, South McCullough, Castle, and Piute Mountains in the west, these lands feature a cacophony of plant and animal diversity, dramatic peaks, scenic canyons, and natural springs. It includes sloping bajadas covered with ancient Joshua tree forests, unique grasslands, and a rich history of rock art and other cultural sites.

    The roughly 380,000-acre National Monument would protect an expanse of relatively intact East Mojave Desert ecosystem in Nevada that provides continuity to the other parts of the East Mojave Desert ecosystem already protected on the California side. The Monument creates an essential corridor that connects the Mojave National Preserve, Castle Mountains National Monument, Mojave Trails National Monument and Dead Mountain Wilderness Area in California, along with the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada. The proposed Monument will serve as a contiguous landscape of habitat with sufficient quality and quantity to promote the survival, growth, reproduction, and maintenance of viable populations of Mojave Desert flora and fauna.

    We will see you there!


    **UPDATE**

    The Wild Speaker Series will go online during the COVID-19 Pandemic for the safety of our staff and supporters. Please join us on Zoom for an online interactive experience. We will return to REI - Boca Park when their stores open in the near future.


    Wild Speaker Series - July 2020 - Alan O'Neill

    Time: Jul 2, 2020 06:45 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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    General Information

    Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park (online for now!) in their Community Room. This is a great event for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts.

    Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.

    Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!

     

  • #DontBombTheBighorn: Help Save the Desert National Wildlife Refuge 8 RSVPs

    Thursday, July 09, 2020 at 05:00 PM
    Online in Las Vegas, NV

    #DontBombTheBighorn: Help Save The Desert National Wildlife Refuge

    Join us for an important webinar on how to Save the Desert National Wildlife Refuge

    July 9, 2020

    The Desert National Wildlife Refuge (DNWR)  is the largest wildlife refuge outside of Alaska.  This pristine, wild landscape must be preserved not only for the sake of the wildlife who depend on it but also for the public who recreates there and to protect and honor the incomparable historic and cultural resources present throughout the refuge. The DNWR is located next to the Nevada Test and Training Range. The United States Air Force is attempting to take over and reduce access to over a million acres of the Refuge for bombing and combat training. The DNWR is a protected refuge that includes hundreds of species and our natural and cultural heritage.

    The Air Force currently already controls 2.9 million acres for the Nevada Test and Training Range, a sprawling expanse of public land that has been withdrawn for military use. These lands provide ample opportunity for aerial gunnery, flight testing, and other military readiness activities. With so much public land already available to the Air Force, there is no need for the dramatic expansion into and destruction of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.

    Find out what's been done and where the fight to save the Refuge stands now.

    Cosponsored by Center for Biological Diversity Coalition for Nevada’s Wildlife * Conservation Lands Foundation * Defenders of Wildlife Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn * Friends of Nevada Wilderness * Nevada Conservation League  National Wildlife Refuge Association * Natural Resources Defense Council * Sierra Club   Veterans For Peace *  The Wilderness Society * Backcountry Hunters & Anglers * Basin and Range Watch *


     

    Topic: #DontBombTheBighorn: Help Save the Desert National Wildlife Refuge

    Time: Jul 9, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time/ 05:00 PM Pacific


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