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 as part of the Southern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act (S 567 and HR 1597) that bill my be undergoing some major changes for the good with Clark County pulling their support. We however, will still be fighting the military until Wilderness is actually designated and permanent protection is given to the refuge wildlands.
Save the Stillwaters - With the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act at the end of 2020 the Fallon Training Range Complex was not expanded! It just received a 25-year extension of the current boundaries. The Navy continues to strongly push for their expansion and it may well happen as a part of this year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). We continue to be strong advocated for these wild places.
Wild Washoe - The Wild Washoe Campaign to protect the amazing wilderness study areas in northern Washoe County was put on the back burner in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic but in 2021 and 2022 it started to move forward again. This time however, it is being lead by Senator Rosen and her staff and great progress has been made on limiting development areas and increasing conservation protections. We anticipate a draft bill will be introduced by Fall of 2022.