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.
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.gov – Facebook – @nvstateparks
New Administrator Hopes To Bring Interpreter Programs To More State Parks
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
Recommended listening: Water, sage grouse, wildlife, mitigation, climate change, and state parks in Nevada. A broad and insightful conversation with listener applause at minute 33 https://t.co/c9OFYF6OGd @danielrothberg @NevDCNR @TheNVIndy pic.twitter.com/q1DYPUcegt
— Ron Mader (@ronmader) January 18, 2019
Geologic Photo Tour of Nevada
Nevada can’t miss too many chances to showcase natural wonders
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:
Desert tortoise license plates are now available in Nevada.
That is all. pic.twitter.com/ek3kZFldl7
— Las Vegas Locally 🌴 (@LasVegasLocally) July 16, 2018
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
For a great winter hike, check out natural bridge
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.
Elsewhere on the Web
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