|Celebrate the Creation of Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument
|On December 19th, 2014 the 22,630 acre Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument was signed into law. The National Park Service (NPS) will be coming to a meeting of the "Protectors of Tule Springs"
to explain the next steps in designing and opening our new National
Monument, the Tule Springs Fossil Beds! Find out more by clicking on the
|"...radicals trying to sell off our public bounty for their private gain."
|Sportsmen recognize the threat of the current move to
sell off the public lands to the States/Counties: Sporting Classics
Daily (8/27/14) Fly Fishing: Public Land & Water at Risk
|Las Vegas Review Journal: Nevada panel’s land control move killed
Paul Aizley, D-Las Vegas, chairman of the Legislative Committee on
Public Lands, said Thursday he would not consider any proposed measures
dealing with the transfer of federal lands to the control of the
state..." Jean Whaley, Las Vegas Review-Journal)
|Hal Klieforth Memorial set for Idlewild Park in Reno
|Harold Klieforth was a recognized expert on the
weather and clouds of the Sierra Nevada and a long-time Sierra Club
member and leader. See his obituary here. Contact Bill Albright for details on his memorial.
|Club's Southern Nevada Group makes key Endorsements
|SOUTHERN NEVADA GROUP OF SIERRA CLUB ENDORSES CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITY HEALTH LEADERS
|Chapter readies for next Chapter/Group Elections
|Contact your Chapter or Group Chair for more information. (Click on Chapter Officers in the right panel)
|Chapter Elects New Officers
|Find the new slate of Chapter Officers here.
State District Court rules in SNWA Water Grab Appeal by GBWN/ White Pine County
|Judge Robert Estes issued a ruling in favor of
appellants (the Great Basin Water Network and White Pine County).
More information on the ruling can be seen here. [The Sierra Club was represented in the case by the GBWN.]
Sage Grouse Initiative
|Substantial Sage Grouse habitat exists on private
lands throughout its current range. The Natural Resource
Conservation Service (a US agency) has helped organize the "Sage Grouse
Initiative" to bring together ranchers, and conservationists and hunters
to address improving habitat for Sage Grouse. Check it out at http://www.sagegrouseinitiative.com
or see the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sage-Grouse-Initiative/408072312539614
|Chapter Opposes giving Public Lands to State
|Toiyabe Chapter Opposes Transfer of Federal Lands to State of Nevada, as Proposed in Nevada's AB227 Legislation. More ...
|Proposed Transfer of BLM and
USFS Lands to Washoe County for development including a plan to dispose
of all public lands in a 20 to 30 mile radius of downtown Reno.
|Washoe County will host four informal public drop-in
meetings concerning the potential transfer of public lands in the County
from the federal government to the State of Nevada.
WHO: Washoe County residents are encouraged to come to a meeting
to learn about what is being proposed and why, and ask questions and
provide input on the potential transfer of public land in the County
from the federal government to the State and/or local government.
Background information is available on the county website at http://www.washoecounty.us/large_files/agendas/091013/9.pdf.
WHAT: Four drop-in public meetings to satisfy the requirements of
Nevada Assembly Bill 227 (Nevada Land Management Task Force) and
potential federal legislation.
WHERE: Washoe County Administrative Complex, 1001 East 9th Street (9th
& Wells), Building A in the “Atrium” outside the Commission
WHEN: Friday Nov. 8 any time from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Friday Nov. 15 any time from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
For information on this event, please contact Bill Whitney, Washoe
County Director of Planning and Development at (775) 328-3617.
|Las Vegas may soon have a new national monument
||Recently introduced legislation is awaiting Congress'
approval to designate 23,000 acres full of Ice Age fossils and rare
plants as the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument under the
jurisdiction of the National Park Service. Take action: contact your congressional representatives today.
|Upper Truckee River Restoration starting
|The US Forest Service
will begin work to restore 297 acres along the Upper Truckee River
adjacent to the airport. See article: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/23/5517360/4-year-river-restoration-project.html
|Partial ruling favors TRPA in Regional Plan lawsuit (Lake Tahoe News)
||The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency on Monday won a partial decision in federal court ... (story here)
| Sage Grouse of the Sagebrush Sea need Protection
Volunteers have worked for over a decade to see Sage Grouse return to
their status as dominate game bird of the Sagebrush Sea. The
threats to the bird's once widespread habitat now need protection as
endangered species to stop their decades long population slide and start
their recovery. Click for Chapter positions and recomendations. |
appears to weaken thresholds to protect Tahoe's water clarity and
Environmental Plan for Lake Tahoe Challenged in
[See article in Carson City Paper, The Nevada Appeal.
See Opinion in the North Lake Tahoe Paper, Sierra Sun.
See Opinion in the Reno News and Review.]
Note to TRPA lawsuit to Toiyabe Chapter members.
Press Release: 12-12-12 Local
jurisdictions given authority to approve commercial development. "Lake Tahoe took a body blow
"The" Lake is threatened by the unilateral
action of Nevada to pull-out
of the TRPA. Tahoe is one unique place on earth and can only
suffer if we go back to the 1960's free-for-all speculation pushed by
Tahoe's city governments, 5 different
county governments, and 2 state governments. We need a strong
TRPA to set the limits to protect the Lake's water clarity and
environment. The public has invested hundreds of millions in
protection; let's not destroy Tahoe's clarity through a return to
short-term thinking. See what you can do in 2013 ... More ...
- The Club has won a victory to make the TRPA
protect and restore the lake's famed clarity. More ...
| Press Release: New
Fuel Efficiency Standards Will Reduce Pollution, Spur Innovation and
Reduce Dependence on Foreign Oil
are welcoming new fuel economy rules that will
almost double the efficiency of cars and trucks over the next 13
years. The move is expected to reduce pollution and dependence of
imported foreign oil and spur innovation by vehicle manufacturers. [More...]|
seeks to shut down the Reid-Gardner
|Las Vegas Channel 8: I-Team: Paiute Tribe
Partners With Environmentalists to Close Power Plant "...
fumes or gases that roll over the Moapa Reservation are
invisible, detectable only by their gag-inducing odor...." Click
see news story by George Knapp.
- Thousands of people have let the BLM know that
they do not support granting a pipeline right-of-way to the Southern
Nevada Water Authority. Thanks to all who have written and taken
Sierra Club & GBWN slams water grab ruling
by State Engineer: 'News
that Nevada State Engineer Jason King granted the Southern Nevada Water
Authority rights to pump up to 83,988 acre-feet of the groundwater from
four eastern Nevada valleys drew a swift and stern response from
pipeline opponents, who called the ruling “excessive and
- Will the Nevada
State Engineer, Jason King, decide to grant water applications filed by
the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) for its groundwater mining
project in eastern Nevada? The Engineer could approve all, some,
or none of SNWA's applications. His decision is due sometime in
March, 2012. (More ... )
temperature animation of actual temperatures from 1880's to today - watch.
the study results come too late to save the Great Basin National
Park is the question confronting Sierra Club leaders and local
residents and Park-supporters? More...
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