Tag Archives: Nevada

Death Valley

Death Valley is the largest U.S. National Park outside Alaska at 3.4 million acres. Nearly 1000 miles of paved and dirt roads provide access to locations both popular and remote. Even so, 91% of the park is protected as officially designated Wilderness. That wild country includes low valley floors crusted with barren salt flats, rugged mountains rising as much as ...

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BLM resumes work on update of Southern Nevada resource plan

In 2008, federal land managers launched the first major revision of their overall management plan for Southern Nevada since 1998. A decade later, they’re still working on it. Or, more accurately, they’re working on it again. The Bureau of Land Management restarted the planning process last fall, more than a year after State Director John Ruhs called a temporary halt ...

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10 Monuments on the Hit List

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has proposed that President Trump make changes to 10 national monuments, including Bears Ears in southern Utah, according to a memo addressed to the White House. In the report, posted online by The Washington Post, Mr. Zinke proposes unspecified boundary changes to several monuments, and he recommends reopening vast areas to uses like commercial fishing and ...

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