September 2015 – Latest Issue

In this issue: •  National Conservation Lands •  Basin and Range: Nevada’s Newest National Monument •  Permanent Protection Efforts in Gold Butte •  The Journey to Seeing the Natural World •  Restoring Nevada’s Muddy River •  Nevada’s Great Basin NP: Interview with Gretchen Baker •  Transition Habitat Conservancy •  BLM Impact Statements and the Range […]


National Conservation Lands – Some of the West’s Most Spectacular Landscapes

By Linda Castro   |   This year the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) celebrates the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the National Conservation Lands, previously known as the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). This system recognizes the national importance of, and increases protection for, almost 30 million acres of the most spectacular natural areas in […]


Soaring with the Condors – a Teenager’s Perspective

By Terra Bransfield   |   Hello, my name is Terra. I am a freshman in high school and am 14 years old. I am a very outdoors person and enjoy working with animals. Along with animals, I take joy in participating in activities such as singing in my high school choir, dancing and playing the […]


Solar Sacrifice Zones: Who Decides?

The Case of Charleston View   |   By Patrick Donnelly  |   A little known corner of the northern Mojave Desert is being targeted as the latest solar energy sacrifice zone. Charleston View, California doesn’t have a Post Office or a zip code. Public meetings used to convene in front of the payphone, but […]


Adding Insult To Injury

BLM Proposes to Significantly Increase ORV routes in the Western Mojave by Ileene Anderson and Phil Klasky In a move that has angered private property owners, conservationists, desert residents and visitors to the Western Mojave Desert, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to double the miles of off road vehicle (ORV) routes from […]


June 2015

In this issue: •  Soaring With The Condors: A Teenager’s Perspective •  Renewable Energy and Changing Park Views •  Climate Change on the High Desert Of Nevada •  Desert Chaparral •  A Different View of Owens Lake •  Protecting the Heart of Mojave •  ORV Routes in The Western Mojave: Adding Insult To Injury • […]

DRECP – Vision Or Illusion?

An Accurate Energy-Need Analysis Must be Part of the Plan By Joan Taylor Encompassing 22 million acres, the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is the biggest, most complicated habitat plan ever attempted. Here are a few things you ought to know about it. To give credit, DRECP is a laudable attempt by the California […]

March 2015

Download PDF (1.2 MB) • Solar Sacrifice Zones: Who Decides? The Case of Charleston View • Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument • Owens Lake Mitigation Finally Settled • Meet Joshua Tree National Park’s New Superintendent: David Smith • Notes from the Gateway to Death Valley: Home Of The Scorpions • DRECP – Vision Or […]