In 2009, we redefined our mission and conservation goals. We will continue to lead the fight in Nevada for protecting public land through Congressional action. We also are addressing two of the country’s most pressing conservation issues: connectivity for wildlife and renewable energy development. Here's how.
Blue Eagle Wilderness Study Area, Nye Co. Photo by Tyler Roemer
1. Linking Landscapes for Wildlife We are spearheading the planning and implementation of a "conservation blueprint," or statewide network, of linked habitats for wildlife. We need to make sure the wild areas we love – many of those we have fought for and saved over the last 10 years – are linked together for the sake of wildlife and for ourselves.
2. Climate Change, Energy, and Wildlands We work with public officials and renewable energy companies that develop wind, solar and geothermal power on public lands to make sure development is “smart from the start.” This means harnessing Nevada’s renewable and clean energy resources while protecting wildlife corridors and habitats, maximizing existing infrastructure and benefiting rural economies.
3. Special Landscapes We seek Wilderness, National Conservation Area or other designations for public lands in Nevada identified by local residents and the broader environmental community as “special.” These are notable places around the state ripe for—or in dire need of—Congressional protection.