|NWP Treasurer Colin Ware hosts Portland fundraiser|
NWP Treasurer Colin Ware on a recent field trip.
Portland, Oregon residents are invited to join the Nevada Wilderness Project and NWP treasurer Colin Ware at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 for a social gathering at Everyday Wine in the Alberta Arts District for a presentation on one of Oregon's forgotten wildernesses - and help support conservation efforts in the region. Details are here and you can reserve your spot and/or make a donation here.The Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge in eastern Oregon and Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northern Nevada were set aside in the 1930s to protect the rugged landscape and unique wildlife of the high desert. These neighboring refuges contain not only vast stretches of sagebrush grasslands, but also high cliffs, narrow gorges, lakes, and springs.The varied habitats shelter important populations of pronghorn antelope, mule deer, sage-grouse, bighorn sheep, and other types of wildlife.
These two refuges form the heart of one of the largest and healthiest high-desert sagebrush ecosystems in the American West, a crucial and rapidly vanishing part of our natural history.