Dark Skies, Tourism Threatened in Gerlach
Ormat is proposing to develop geothermal plants just outside of Gerlach along County Road 34. Comments due to the BLM by November 30. For more details and to leave your comment, please view the official release statement here.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness will be fighting this project that would be wedged between the Black Rock Desert NCA and the lower eastern slopes of the proposed Granite Banjo Wilderness. It would directly impact the region’s dark skies, the Granite Banjo Wilderness Proposal, the Americana Art installation of Guru Lane, water sources, and international tourism in Gerlach and the Black Rock Playa.Read more
ICYMI: The Virtual Black Rock Rendezvous!
For over a decade, a bunch of conservation-minded folks has been descending on the Black Rock Desert for the Black Rock Rendezvous held over the Memorial Day Weekend. With social distancing rules keeping us out of the backcountry, we turned online to continue the tradition virtually. From May 25 -29, we held nightly programming with guest speakers, workshops, and campfire songs. Click the link below and catch up on what you missed or relive the festivities.Read more