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Photo: Basin and Range

Wilderness / wildlife / biodiversity fans, here is your guide to Wild Nevada, the public lands and the people committed to educating ourselves and taking meaningful actions. We take a deep dive into the state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more.

This Planeta.com guide aims to be a signpost to other websites, guides and leaders working to protect and conserve Nevada’s corner of the natural world.

Headlines
great-basin-national-parks-least-visited.html
https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/not-much-snow-is-falling-in-the-west-what-a-grim-snowpack-means-for-nevadas-water-supply
http://www.ktnv.com/positivelylv/tortoise-makes-his-home-at-henderson-bird-viewing-preserve
https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/in-surprise-move-nevada-regulators-vote-to-ban-commercial-reptile-collection
Nevada can’t miss too many chances to showcase natural wonders
http://sonoranjv.org/nevada-prevents-accidental-bird-deaths-from-mining-claims
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/07/jobs/roaming-the-desert-in-search-of-rare-plants.html
https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-nevada/land-transfer-will-create-new-nevada-state-park
trump-budget-proposes-sweep-230-million-southern-nevada-lands-act
outdoor-trade-show-would-be-wise-relocate-southern-nevada
https://knpr.org/desert-companion/2018-02/beaten-path-remember-getting-away-it-all

Spotlight

Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act

Kudos
Special kudos go to Jim Boone @Jlboone, a longtime vocal advocate for wilderness and wildlife conservation, focusing on southern Nevada and the greater Southwest. Public lands and national monuments are under threat in the United States with many people unaware of their value and often how to visit. Jim’s website Bird and Hike – http://birdandhike.com – encourages people to visit, learn about, and fall in love with the Mojave Desert.

Special kudos to to @NatureWriterVgs for numerous edits on the previous wiki.

Also of note, the Hiking with a Purpose meetups — https://www.meetup.com/HikeWithAPurposeLV — a service project working in numerous areas around southern Nevada, with a focus on the Gold Butte region, to locate and knock down illegal mining claim markers. For more information on the marker problem, see:
http://www.birdandhike.com/Postcards/151215_ClaimMarkers/_ClaimMarkers.htm

Desert Tortoises
http://www.ndow.org/Species/Reptiles/Desert_Tortoise/
http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/airquality/dcp/Pages/WILDTORTOISEINFORMATION.aspx

Google Maps

Love this feature and map! This Desert Companion page does not credit the authors, but kudos! Question: Any recommended hikes near Jean? We are visiting #7MagicMountains with frequency and would like some options in that corner of the valley.

Spotlight on Deborah Wall
https://www.reviewjournal.com/?s=deborah+wall&orderby=date
For a great winter hike, check out natural bridge
https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-columns/deborah-wall/for-a-great-winter-hike-check-out-natural-bridge
https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/business-columns/inside-gaming/las-vegas-is-an-ideal-base-camp-for-outdoor-adventure

Amazon.com

Hangouts
Friday, August 21: Wild about Nevada
We talk to Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Friends of Gold Butte to explore rural and wild Nevada. What is the role of ecotourism in the newly-christened national monuments Basin and Range and Tule Springs? We’ll take a look at what’s wild, what’s protected, what can be protected.

https://ronmader.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/localtravelnevada/

Basin and Range
#BasinAndRange RoadTrip 04.2015

Elsewhere on the Web
http://www.nevadawilderness.org
http://www.rgj.com/outdoors/explore@ByBenSpillman @Sierra_Outdoors
http://nevadawild.org@friendsofnvwildFacebook
http://birdandhike.com
http://www.hikinglasvegas.com
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/nevada/index.htm@Nature_Nevada
http://www.getoutdoorsnevada.org@getoutdoorsnv
Southern Nevada Agency Partnership

http://findyourpark.vegas

The Tahoe Rim Trail
The John Muir Trail
Kershaw Ryan State Park

Fly Geyser

Great drone footage of Nevada’s unnatural natural wonder

TNC
https://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/nevada/explore/parklet-las-vegas-species-information.xml
Facebook
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Nevada State Parks
Protect Basin and Range
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
River Mountains Loop Trail
Flickr
nevada dcnr
blmnevada
wild nevada

Twitter
@NVStateParks
@Jlboone
@NatureWriterVgs
@RefriedBrean
@ByBenSpillman
@getoutdoorsnv
@goldbutte
@Branch11
@Sloancanyonf
@friendsofnvwild
@GreatBasinNPS
@basin_and_range
@lostcitymuseum @NevDCNR
@birdandhike
@RefriedBrean
@ByBenSpillman
@Sierra_Outdoors
@ProtectNevada
@blmnv
@Nature_Nevada
@NvDOW
@GreatBasinWater
@NevadaWater

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