The federal government owns 27.1% of all land in the United States, or 615.3 million of 2.27 billion acres. Federal lands are managed mostly for preservation, recreation, and the development of natural resources.Read More
By Ricardo Torres-Cortez ▪ Volunteers pressed wire brushes against vandalized slabs of red rock Sunday morning and scraped and scraped in circles. Some leaned in heavier into the bristles, while others were more meticulous. But everyone in the small group was there on the same mission: to remove graffiti from a portion of Ash Creek Spring at Red…Read More
Erin McDermott North Las Vegas ▪ The writer is executive director of Friends of Red Rock Canyon. Thank you for making the graffiti damage at Red Rock Canyon front-page news (Saturday Review-Journal). While the coverage heightens public awareness, sadly it often also provides exactly the attention the taggers are seeking. Our public lands have increasingly…Read More
Damage was reported this week in Ash Canyon, a popular spot for hiking and climbing.
“It’s really sad, and it’s pretty recent,” says Heather Fisher, President of the non-profit Save Red Rock. “If we don’t conserve this, we have nothing for the future.”
By Sabrina Schnur ▪ Advocacy groups and park rangers lamented Friday over another graffiti tag spotted at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Bureau of Land Management spokesman John Asselin said the graffiti was reported near Ash Creek Spring, which is outside the Scenic Loop. “Tagging and graffiti are a regular occurrence and it’s difficult to…Read More
By Victoria Saha ▪ LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Reports of vandals making their way around the popular Red Rock Canyon is upsetting those who come to the area to experience the desert’s beauty. Fifteen minutes into a hiking trail by Calico Basin, vandals spray-painted in different colors of blue, purple, and yellow. It was reported…Read More
By Bree Guy ▪ LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — If you go out exploring the beautiful peaks and valleys of Red Rock Canyon, you probably don’t expect to see those views marred by graffiti. Despite ongoing prevention efforts by Friends of Red Rock Canyon and other organizations, vandalism continues. Cliff faces and boulders in the national conservation area…Read More
President Joe Biden is expected to use the Defense Production Act this week in an effort to encourage domestic mineral production, Reuters’ Trevor Hunnicutt and Ernest Scheyder report. The goal is to shore up domestic supplies of key minerals (i.e. lithium, copper, graphite) that are needed to power large-scale batteries and electric cars…Read More
The land where Bonnie Spring Ranch stood until 2019 is getting new life.
A groundbreaking for the 65 acre parcel took place Tuesday morning.
The owners of the land Joel Laub and Randall Jones of The Reserve at Red Rock Canyon are converting the property to public use land plus an ultra luxury residential community.
Washington, D.C. ▪ Today Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s First Congressional District introduced H.R. 6751, the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument Establishment Act of 2022. This legislation will designate Avi Kwa Ame as a National Monument and permanently protect nearly 450,000 acres of biologically diverse and culturally significant lands within the Mojave Desert. Representative Titus…Read More
© Getty Images Growing up in Southern Nevada, I enjoyed time spent outdoors with family and friends, connecting to nature through hiking, camping, picnic days, and during annual family hunting trips to the Ruby Mountains. These lands and the ability to access and forge a connection to nature is something precious we must protect for…Read More
For many Nevadans, Red Rock Canyon is more than just a weekend trip — it is a sacred slice of home. The sandstone cliffs are indispensable to our health, recreation and enjoyment. However, as more people discover this crown jewel, overcrowding and unsustainable usage threaten our most precious public lands. Save Red Rock has always…Read More