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Photo: Great Basin NP

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 27 state parks, national parks, national monuments, proposed wilderness areas and more.

State Parks
3.5 million people visit the state parks each year. Worldwide destinations Lake Tahoe and Valley of Fire have a significant amount of visitation from outside Nevada and outside the USA. Off the radar parks include Beaver Dam
(outside of Caliente). Adjacent to Tule Springs National Monument, Ice Age Fossils State Park will have a new visitor center in late 2019.

parks.nv.govFacebook@nvstateparks
New Administrator Hopes To Bring Interpreter Programs To More State Parks
http://dcnr.nv.gov/news/robert-mergell-appointed-to-lead-nevada-division-of-state-parks

DCNR
dcnr.nv.gov
The year that was: Looking back on Nevada’s conservation and preservation highlights in 2018
Flickr
@NevDCNR

Recommended Listening
IndyMatters Episode 79: Brad Crowell, natural resources chief, talks water, sage grouse and wildfire in a Sisolak administration
The Nevada Independent’s #IndyMatters podcast. Reporter Daniel Rothberg sat down with Brad Crowell, who heads the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, to talk about water, sage grouse conservation and wildfires. They also talked about what policies and aren’t changing under a new gubernatorial administration. “I think you’ll see from this administration more leaning in on addressing climate and energy problems,… focusing on clean energy, focusing on reducing emissions,” he said. @danielrothberg @NevDCNR @TheNVIndy

Headlines
Geologic Photo Tour of Nevada
great-basin-national-parks-least-visited.html
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 Seven Magic Mountains 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

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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
nevadawilderness.org
rgj.com/outdoors/explore@ByBenSpillman @Sierra_Outdoors
http://nevadawild.org@friendsofnvwildFacebook
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

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
Nevada-Naturalist-Program

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
@GBInstitute
@NevadaWater

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