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 on to stop actions that may threaten wilderness and public lands in Nevada. Find out what we've been doing to score a conservation win and how you can take action to help us reach that goal!
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 over 1.2 million acres of proposed wilderness has been under assault by the military. While 1.3 million acres of the refuge have been proposed as Wilderness as part of the Southern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act (S 567 and HR 1597) we will still be fighting the military until Wilderness actually designated for these special areas.
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 could still 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 summer of 2022.