Originally Posted in the Desert Valley Times July 18, 2011 I used to think that deserts were brown and dead. Nothing but cactus and sand. Just the quiet sound of the wind blowing. Sun burning the back of your neck making you want to scream for water. Lifeless. That is, until I took my first..
Originally posted on 7/11/2011 in the Desert Valley Times David Bly, Editor The Desert Valley Times regularly covers these monthly lectures — they offer interesting and instructive insights on a broad range of artistic subjects, and we enjoy writing about them. It wouldn’t be kosher to write a news feature about myself, but I have..
By Vernon Robison June 22, 2011 – Moapa Valley Progress Bureau of Land Management representatives gave a report to the local town advisory boards (TABs) in meetings last week about the results of an ongoing project to monitor roads in each of four Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) surrounding the Moapa Valley area. BLM..
David Bly, Editor, Desert Valley Times-Published 4/26/2011 It’s not uncommon for people to ask about the gold in Gold Butte, thinking perhaps to stumble across a nugget or two. While there’s no shortage of old mining sites in this region, most of those appear to represent dreams that turned to dust. Nevertheless, the Virgin Mountains,..
If you enjoy using the BLM portions of the Arizona strip either for hiking or off-roading, you have an opportunity to provide input into which roads remain open, which are marked for limited use, and which are to be closed. Informational meetings are being held in the area with the next one in St. George..
A small group of us from the Friends of Gold Butte met with U.S. Geologic Survey researchers, Dr. Lesley De Falco and Sara Scoles. We were treated to an interesting discussion and over-view of research being conducted regarding Mojave Desert burn area recovery. We met the researchers at a burn research site known as the Jacob 2006 Fire. The researchers are developing..
Hello Friends! We’re starting 2011 off with a bang. Friends of Gold Butte has a brand new, very active Board of Directors. These are folks you likely already know: Tony Barron Tom Cluff Roger Di Rosa Ken Elliott Terri Rylander We’ve got lots planned but have already made some significant progress in ways that will..
Lands Set to Mark their 10th Year in July DOLORES, Colo., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The country’s National Conservation Lands (formally the National Landscape Conservation System) and one of its signature units, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, will celebrate their 10th anniversary this month (July 12). Shown is the “Tucked Away Two-Story House” in..
Fire Prevention Fire Safety, Restrictions and Guidelines for public lands in Southern Nevada: No open fires on any public land, unless in an official fire pit or on shore of Lake Mead at least 100 feet from vegetation. No smoking outside cars. No throwing cigarettes on the ground anywhere. No Fireworks No welding or similar..
This is just a reminder that with the summer heat comes the fire season. The higher than normal winter precipitation has created a blanket of non native grasses producing a high fuel load for the fire season. Mid July brings the “monsoon” season with wet and dry thunderstorms, sparking back country wildfires.Public land managers have..