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 page aims to be a hub for those working to protect and conserve Nevada’s corner of the natural world.
Special kudos to to @NatureWriterVgs for numerous edits on the previous Planeta Wiki.
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.
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:
Nevada can’t miss too many chances to showcase natural wonders
Love this feature and map! This Desert Companion page does not credit the authors, but kudos! Adding a link from Outbounding http://outbounding.org/articles/view/these-16-hidden-gem-hikes-are-rich-in-sights-silence-and-solitude and will use this with friends and family. 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
For a great winter hike, check out natural bridge
outdoors nevada tourism asset
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.
Wiki: nevada wild, goldbutte, national monument, usawild
Elsewhere on the Web
http://www.rgj.com/outdoors/explore – @ByBenSpillman @Sierra_Outdoors
http://nevadawild.org – @friendsofnvwild – Facebook
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/nevada/index.htm – @Nature_Nevada
http://www.getoutdoorsnevada.org – @getoutdoorsnv
Southern Nevada Agency Partnership
- Southern Nevada District, for BLM
- Lake Mead National Recreation Area, for NPS
- Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex, for FWS
- Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, for USFS
- Outside Las Vegas Foundation, for youth and family activities, volunteer opportunities and trails
- State Historic Preservation Office, for volunteer cultural site stewardship
- Friends of Nevada Wilderness, for wilderness stewardship
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Nevada State Parks
Protect Basin and Range
Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
River Mountains Loop Trail