Hi Friends! Take a moment to learn about and get involved with conservation efforts around our state. Below are the top campaigns we're working to protect wilderness and public lands in Nevada. Find out what we've been doing to score a conservation win.
Desert National Wildlife Refuge - The Desert National Wildlife Refuge, just outside the city lights of Las Vegas and home to one of Nevada’s largest desert bighorn sheep populations and well over a million acres of proposed wilderness has been under assault by the military. While 1.3 million acres of the refuge was proposed as Wilderness by the US Fish and Wildlife Service we are still working hard to get those areas permanently protection for future generations and to keep the military from expanding their use into these precious places. We are hoping to do this in 2023.
Save the Stillwaters - With the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act at the end of 2022 the Stillwater Range is now permanently protected as the Numunaa Nobe National Conservation Area! Huge thanks to all of you who helped make this possible with coming to meetings, writing letters, making calls and talking to your friends and neighbors.
Wild Washoe -Senator Rosen released a working draft of the Washoe County lands bill on April 7, 2023, known as the Truckee Meadows Public Lands Management Act. This legislation aims to expand economic and housing development opportunities, support local Tribes, promote conservation, and improve public lands management in Washoe County. Comments can be submitted until June 6th
The maps, parcel lists, and draft text are available at Here
Pershing County - The Pershing County bill has been reintroduced numerous times over the last number of years. There has been strong support over the years for protecting the seven areas in Pershing County as Wilderness. We hope that the areas proposed for Wilderness will get the protection they deserve in 2023. This bill will also help block up the crazy checkerboard land pattern along the railroad/I-80 corridor through Pershing County.
Burbank Canyons - The Douglas County bill has been reintroduced numerous times over the last decade. There has been strong support over the years for protecting Burbank Canyons as Wilderness. We hope that it will get the protection it deserves in 2023.
You can also make a difference by joining other great folks on wilderness stewardship trips where you learn to heal the land (and have a good time!).