Wildlife Protection With Hunters and Ranchers In Charge?

Wildlife Protection With Hunters and Ranchers In Charge?

The health of wildlife in Nevada is in the hands of extractive industries like hunting, ranching and farming. Nevada law requires the Nevada Wildlife Commission to have nine members, five of whom must be hunters. That gives hunters total control of the commission. The other members, according to NRS 501.171, must include one farmer, one rancher, one conservationist and one member...

America Still Colonizing at Thacker Pass

America Still Colonizing at Thacker Pass

Nearly 2 billion acres of land have been stolen from Native Americans within the territorial boundaries of the United States alone. The genocide, massacres, Trail of Tears, confinement to reservations, boarding schools, children separated from their families, and missing and murdered indigenous women and girls is the legacy of American colonization. So what’s a few thousand acres more desecrated at...

SB448 and Greenlink An Environmental Disaster for Nevada

SB448 and Greenlink An Environmental Disaster for Nevada

SB448 and Greenlink are an environmental disaster for Nevada’s public lands. The reason is simple: It opens up vast areas of fragile Mojave and Great Basin habitat to industrial development and threatens potentially millions of acres of our Nevada outback. The bill was introduced in the Nevada Senate late in the 2021 session, by Senator Chris Brooks. Several environmental groups...

An Historic Number of Projects Are Plundering Nevada

An Historic Number of Projects Are Plundering Nevada

So many ecological catastrophes are happening in Nevada right now, it’s hard to know where to start. From military takeovers of public lands; open-pit lithium mining projects threatening Native lands and rare endangered plant species; land sprawl bills in both major counties that would open up vast areas of public lands to commercial and residential development; wind energy projects in...