This week, ahead of Nevada’s Republican presidential caucus, one of the candidates asked what is the purpose of our public lands in Nevada. As someone from the West who has had the pleasure to live in Nevada for the past ten years, I’m happy to shed some light on the issue. Nevada has some of..
Did you know that areas with state and national designations bring a significant economic impact to surrounding towns? Local businesses in Las Vegas have benefited from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (NCA), St. George businesses have benefited from Zion National Park, and even Overton and Logandale have seen economic benefits from Valley of Fire..
Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senator John Barrasso have proposed risky legislation that opens tens of millions of acres of public lands to corporate development and polluters. H.R. 1581, the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act, is really a “Great Outdoors Giveaway.” The BLM has identified millions of acres of public lands as “Wilderness Study..
We’ve discovered gold in Gold Butte! But it’s not what you’re thinking. This “gold” is in the form of economic benefits that can be realized by businesses and communities surrounding Gold Butte. “In 2010, an estimated 5.9 million tourists visited BLM lands in Nevada and had an economic impact of $283.6 million dollars.” That’s a..
Posted in the Desert Valley Times Op Ed on 6/14/2011 I own Gold Butte. Not just the old mining town, the whole area, all 360,00 acres of it. But that’s not surprising; I own Red Rocks and the Grand Canyon, too. Actually, I own all of the National Parks, Monuments, Conservation Areas and so much..
We know you want the best for Gold Butte and we also know you’re busy. But, showing your support really does make a difference. Won’t you take a few minutes and write your congressman today? Who: Congressman Joe Heck & Senator Dean Heller When: Today How: Send a letter to Congressman Heck at 8485 W…
We can’t make a difference unless our voices are heard. Below is an articulate plea from the Pew Trust in response to recent attacks on BLM’s Wildlands Policy. Tomorrow congress will vote on the Continuing Resolution to fund the government. This resolution includes limiting funding of the BLM Wild Lands policy. We are posting this..
While the post below is a repost from Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, it is applicable to all of us. It only takes a moment to send a message to your senators using this automatic form. After reading, click the last link or click here. Last Friday night, in a stunning show of disrespect for the..
BLM is hosting a Recreation Area Management Plan review at various city sites and will be in Mesquite on March 2 at the Mesquite Community and Senior Center at 102 West Old Mills Road. The meeting starts at 4:30pm. Come learn about their work and you’ll have an opportunity to provide input. This is a..