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Elko District Office
Release Date: 04/09/13
Contacts: Tiffany Cusick , 775-738-1849 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2013-037

The California Trail Center presents - Sage-grouse in Nevada: Reconciling Science and History

ELKO, Nev. – On Thursday, April 18, the California Trail Interpretive Center hosts Kent McAdoo, Natural Resources Specialist with University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, as he provides an illustrated presentation on the importance of integrating both historic and scientific knowledge as management decisions are made about sage-grouse.

McAdoo will review historical information from proto-history to the present, then compare what science and history tell us regarding six relevant factors: (1) aboriginals as an ecological force, (2) livestock grazing, (3) predation, (4) hunting seasons, (5) meadows and irrigated crops, and (6) upland vegetation change and fire regime alteration.

The presentation is free and doors open at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments provided by the Northeastern Nevada Stewardship Group. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. and last for approximately two hours.

The California Trail Interpretive Center, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is located eight miles west of Elko, at Hunter exit 292 off Interstate 80. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Visit, our Facebook page or call (775) 738-1849 for more information.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-10-2013