March 2019

In This Issue: • The Desert Under Our Feet: An Extraordinary Biological Web • From The Editor • Barriers To Locally Generated Energy • Bodie Hills: A Landscape To Visit And Protect • Book Review: Bodie, Good Times And Bad • My Moment With A Snake • A Bullet Dodged: Health Hazard Ignored At Crescent […]

Rattlesnakes And Kangaroo Rats – Predator Prey Interactions

The links in this article take you to astonishing videos that illustrate the assertions of the article. They are a must-see − Editor.   By Malachi D. Whitford, Grace A. Freymiller, Rulon W. Clark   |   In any predator-prey interaction, the predator is attempting to subdue the prey and the prey is attempting to evade capture. […]

Desert Groundwater – A Resource at Risk

By Bill Christian   |   Groundwater stored in our desert basin aquifers is an increasingly valuable and scarce resource, sustaining both people and groundwater dependent ecosystems. Desert springs, where groundwater surfaces, are rare and easily threatened sources of water, critically important for a wide range of desert plants and animals. Perennial springs and seeps often serve as […]

December 2018

In This Issue • A Community Proposal For A Management Plan: Mojave Trails National Monument • Owens Lake No Longer “Terminal”: A Destination For Birdwatchers • Desert Groundwater: A Resource At Risk • Rearranging The Planet To Save It: Do We Really Know What We’re Doing? • Death Valley’s Devils Hole: Smallest Known Habitat In […]

September 2018

In This Issue: • Keep Nevada Wild! Fallon Range And Training Complex LEIS • Desert Art Without Constraint: Concerns With Music And Art Festivals • Yellow Pine Solar Project • New Oil Drilling In The Carrizo Plain National Monument • Which Way The Wind Blows – So Goes The Dust: The Mojave River Valley • Darwoon Dyreez By Kathy Goss […]

Military Base Expansion in the Desert West – Where are we Headed?

By John Hiatt   |  Currently, the Air Force is proposing to expand the Nellis Test and Training Range (NTTR), in Southern Nevada, by some 300,000 acres, and the Navy wants to expand the Fallon Naval Air Station, in north central Nevada, by 769,724 acres, for a combined total of nearly 1.1 million acres. These proposed expansions come […]

Trail Ambassadors – Giving the Eastern Sierra the Care It Deserves

By Alex Ertaud   |  As the snow thaws and creeks swell this time of year, many turn their eyes and thoughts upward, not to the heavens but to the Sierra High Country. The Sierra in the summertime provides much to us humans. A respite from the heat, clean mountain air and water, and immeasurable beauty in the […]