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Volunteers pose infront of truck filled with debris that no longer litters public land.Desert Clean-Up Program Makes Mincemeat of Trash
The Southern Nevada District Office Desert Clean-Up program boasted an extremely productive year that made the district’s three million acres of public land much more beautiful. Read more...
Deputy Director Neil Kornze Visits Nevada 
BLM Principal Deputy Director Neil Kornze wrapped up a trip to BLM offices in Alaska, California and Nevada with a stop at the BLM Ely District Office on March 14. Capping off the visit was a tour of the $4.1 million Ely Regional Seed Warehouse, the latest addition to the BLM’s national seed warehouse system. Read more...
Photo of a helicopter with an aerial seeding bucket.

BLM Aerial Seeding of Fire Damaged Areas
The BLM Elko District hosted a public opportunity to view aerial seeding of lands near Lee, Nev. impacted by the Smith Ranch Fire during July 2013. The Smith Ranch Fire started July 19, 2013 and was contained on July 25 after burning 2,759 acres. Read more...

RNMC Donation to Benefit Eastern Nevada Wildlife and Wild Horses

RNMC Donation to Benefit Eastern Nevada Wildlife and Wild Horses
KGHM International’s Robinson Mine, known in White Pine County, Nevada, as the Robinson Nevada Mining Company (RNMC), and the BLM Ely District are teaming up to turn used haul truck tires into guzzlers for wildlife, livestock and wild horses. The tires were originally used on RNMC’s 240-ton haul trucks and are massive in size, ranging from nine to 13-feet tall. This new partnership gives Robinson an attractive alternative for disposing of its used tires. Read more...

BLM employees carry a 300 pound door to the Hidden Cave entrance for installation.BLM Nevada Installs New Door on “Hidden Cave” Entrance to Preserve Valuable Archaeological Assets
It took six BLM employees to transport a 300 pound door along a quarter mile trail to Hidden Cave within the Grimes Archaeological District in Nevada. The BLM Carson City Office replaced the door to protect the valuable archaeological assets inside the cave and to provide tour guides and authorized cave visitors with a user-friendly entrance. Read more...
Kids posed for a quick group photo during the Black Rock Rendezvous.

Black Rock Rendezvous
A great example of BLM’s volunteer partnership – the 2013 Black Rock Rendezvous. This Leave No Trace camping event attracted 200 participants during Memorial Day weekend last year on the west edge of the Black Rock Playa. Tours and lectures provided information to the public on a variety of subjects related to the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA). Read more...

Portrait of K-9 Law Enforcement Recruit. A german shepherd named Kahr.

Meet BLM's Newest Law Enforcement Recruit
BLM Southern Nevada District Office recently welcomed its newest K-9 team - Ryan Parr and his German Shepherd partner Kahr. Born in the Czech Republic 18 months ago, Kahr immigrated to the U.S. and began training at Shallow Creek Kennels in Sharpsville, Pa. Read more...

Mike Shaw holds a red-tailed hawk prior to releasing it back to the wild.

A Hawkwatch Field Trip for the Wells Field Office Staff
The Wells Field Office staff visited the Hawkwatch International Research Site in the Goshute Peak Wilderness Study Area (WSA). Julie Rodman, Cam Collins, 
Gerry Miller and Bruce Thompson made the 2.5 mile, 1,800 foot climb to the top of the ridge overlooking Christmas Tree Canyon with wonderful views of the Great Salt Lake Desert to the east and the Ruby Mountains to the west. Read more...