The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is holding a series of town hall meetings across the state from Nov. 2-6 in an effort to learn what people think is and is not working with Nevada’s hunting seasons.
All of the town hall meetings will run from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The schedule of the meetings is as follows:
Learn more here: http://www.ndow.org/Nevada-Department-Wildlife-Hold-Town-Hall-Meeting-Game-Management/_
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NBMG Earth Science Week Field Trip 2015: Fire and Ice—Geology of the Mount Rose Quadrangle, Lake Tahoe, and the Carson Range
Saturday, October 17 or Sunday, October 18 (Sunday is a repeat of Saturday)
Sign up here for this year’s field trip!
This year’s Earth Science Week is October 11-17, 2015 and will celebrate the theme “Visualizing Earth’s Systems.”
NBMG participates in Earth Science Week by coordinating annual geologic field trips for the general public. The field trip is free to the public! Be sure to bring your own water, lunch, sunscreen, hat, first-aid kit, walking stick, gloves, camera, binoculars, bag or bucket for collecting samples, safety glasses if you use a hammer, and a GPS receiver (optional). The day’s activity will involve hiking and climbing around rocks so wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes or hiking boots. One of the hikes will be about two miles.
This year NBMG will lead a trip to look at recently completed mapping of the Mount Rose quadrangle which covers an area from north shore of Lake Tahoe to north Mount Rose proper, east into the Mount Rose Ski Area, and west to the NV/CA state line. Our journey will have stops along the Mount Rose Highway (including Mount Rose summit), in Incline Village, and along the north shore of Lake Tahoe. We will look at the history of volcanoes, glaciers, and faults that have built and continue to build the landscape we see today.
The field trip guide and details will be posted in early October.
The Mount Rose geologic map can be found here.
You must sign up online prior to the trip and sign a waiver form. Please print out a paper copy, sign and date, and submit prior to the field trip or bring to the field trip starting point.
Field trip participants should meet at 9:00 a.m. in the parking lot of theGalena Creek Visitor Center on the Mt. Rose Highway. Departure will be at 9:30 a.m.
There will be several geologists in attendance to help answer your questions about geology and identify a variety of rocks. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about geocaching and EarthCaching—a high-tech treasure hunting game using GPS devices. If you have a hand-held GPS unit, please bring it.
For questions about the field trip, please call Nick Hinz at 775-784-1446.
For more information about educational activities during Earth Science Week, go to the national Earth Science Week Website.
To celebrate the nation’s enduring connections to the natural world and the unique ways nature touches everyone’s lives, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week from October 11-17, 2015.
National wildlife refuges, managed by the Service, have been part of America’s rich natural heritage since 1903, when President Theodore Roosevelt established the first national wildlife refuge on Pelican Island in Florida. Today, you can visit a refuge to fish, hunt, hike, birdwatch or simply commune with nature. While you’re there, learn how refuges protect natural spaces and improve life for you and your community.
“Americans are fortunate to have access to a wide network of national wildlife refuges close to where they live, from protected areas near cities like Philadelphia and Los Angeles to the coasts of the Pacific Northwest and Southeast,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. “National Wildlife Refuge Week highlights the value of these protected spaces to wildlife and people alike and is a great time to explore your local refuge.”
“National Wildlife Refuge Week provides an ideal opportunity to discover the precious legacy that refuges represent,” said Service Director Dan Ashe. “I hope Americans use this occasion to visit a refuge and recommit to preserving these special places for generations to come.”
Since 1995, refuges across the country have celebrated National Wildlife Refuge Week during the second full week of October with festivals, educational programs, tours and other events. Refuges offer world-class recreation, from fishing, hunting and wildlife observation to photography and environmental education. Learn more about this year’s celebration by visiting http://www.fws.gov/refuges/visitors/RefugeWeek2015.html.
Refuges do more than provide great outdoor recreation: they help conserve wildlife, protect against erosion and flooding and purify our air and water. They also support regional economies, teach children about nature and offer safe places to connect with nature. Find a refuge near you by visiting www.fws.gov/refuges.
The National Wildlife Refuge System is the nation’s premier habitat conservation network, encompassing more than 150 million acres in 563 refuges and 38 wetland management districts. Every state has at least one national wildlife refuge, and there is a refuge within an hour’s drive of most major cities.
National wildlife refuges also pump $2.4 billion into the national economy and support more than 35,000 jobs, according to the peer-reviewed report by the Service, Banking on Nature. More than 47 million people visit refuges every year. “Nowhere else do I feel such a deep sense of connection with the land, the plants and the wildlife,” offered one visitor.
Refuges are also part of President Obama’s new Every Kid in a Park initiative, which aims to connect children to the outdoors and the natural world by providing free access to federal lands to fourth-graders and their families.
Check the special events calendar for National Wildlife Refuge Week events in your area and around the country.
The Sparks Heritage Museum and local storyteller and historian Fred Horlacher are joining together to host a historic bus tour about the Donner Party.
After a pre-tour lecture to take place the evening before, the bus tour will include stops at significant sites for the Donner Party including Fernley, Wadsworth, Rattlesnake Mountain, Mayberry Foot Bridge, Verdi, Donner State Park and Donner Lake Overview.
When: A pre-tour lecture will take place on Friday Oct. 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Sparks Heritage Museum. The bus tour itself will take place on Saturday Oct. 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Pickup and drop-off for the tour will be in the parking lot behind the museum.
Tickets: Tickets cost $65 for museum members and $75 for non-members. Tickets include Friday’s lecture, a bottled water and a morning and afternoon snack. The museum requests that attendees bring a sack lunch for the bus tour. Tickets for only Friday’s lecture cost $10.
For more information: Call 775-355-1144 to reserve tickets. A complete itinerary is available at www.sparksmuseum.org.
A closing reception will occur on Thursday, Oct. 15th. The closing reception will be open to members of Friends and Sierra Arts Foundation from 5p-6p and open to the general public from 6p-7p. Refreshments courtesy of Wild River Grille will be served.
Our 2015 Artist-in-Residence exhibition in Reno at the Sierra Arts Foundation gallery at 17 S Virginia St #120, Reno, Nevada will run from October 5 – 15, from 10a-5p Monday-Saturday.
Our Artist-in-Residence program is funded by the BLM and seeks to bring enjoyment and a deeper understanding of our unique regional resources to the public.
Textile artist Virginia Catherall will attend the closing reception of our Reno exhibition on Oct. 15th. Artist Lewis Williams will be in attendance in Gerlach on Oct. 2nd at our opening reception.
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation's largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. The Official NPLD 2015 will take place on Saturday, September 26, but there are events this weekend (19th) and into October.
Click the following link to see all the awesome projects happing throughout Nevada:
Learn more here: http://www.publiclandsday.org/
Winnemucca, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Winnemucca District (WD), and the Humboldt Museum are pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibit: “Giant Swimming Reptiles of the Ancient Seas.” The Humboldt Museum, 175 Museum Way, will host the family-friendly event and will showcase the new exhibit, which was a collaboration of BLM archeologists, paleontologists and museum staff.
Opening festivities will take place on Saturday, August 15, from 10:00 a.m. through noon. Admission is free and the event will include a presentation by Paleontologist, Dr. Martin Sander, an educational ichthyosaur-themed puppet show for children, a short video called, “A Sea Monster Named Jim,” and light refreshments.
The presentation will highlight ichthyosaurs and other marine reptile fossils found in the Augusta Mountains by paleontologists over the last 25 years and explain the significance of these finds in a global context. The Augusta finds have led to some noteworthy scientific discoveries and have been featured in National Geographic magazine. The presentation will also include information on other ichthyosaurs finds from around Nevada, such as Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park. There will also be two new panels added to the Black Rock mammoth exhibit which will enhance the interpretive portion of that exhibit.
“Humboldt Museum is pleased to have the opportunity to engage our community and visitors with this piece of North Central Nevada's unique prehistory,” says Dana Toth, museum Curator. “Exhibits such as these help to aid conceptually what the world was like before humans were around to witness and document their surroundings. This is truly a great opportunity for our museum and we invite everyone interested to visit!”
“Being at the center of such a paleontological significant area is not only a source of pride for our District, but adds to the responsibility we have to work collaboratively with our partners to protect, preserve, and share with the public these great finds,” says Robert Towne, Acting District Manager for the Winnemucca District.
For more information, please contact Peggy McGuckian, Archeologist for the Humboldt River Field Office at (775) 623-1500, or Dana Toth, Curator for the Humboldt Museum at (775) 623-2912.
Summer is a time for appreciating landscapes during travel and taking in festivals and art. In that spirit, Truckee Meadows Community College presents an exhibit from July 1-August 5 offering gallery visitors a sweeping vista of Nevada in art.
“PANORAMA: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program,” is the third in a series of traveling exhibits showcasing the recipients of the agency’s Artist Fellowship Award in the visual arts. PANORAMA features twelve exceptional artists and brings Nevada’s statewide artist landscape into view. Each contributing Fellow has demonstrated mastery of process and medium in producing a significant body of work.
PANORAMA presents a topographical vista of artworks created in a range of media from street photography to stitched textiles to cast bronze sculptures. The exhibition is a visual sweep, a wide angle view across artistic and geographic terrain. It is a call to viewers to seriously look at the art works in the exhibition and respond.
Learn more here: http://www.tmcc.edu/news/a-sweeping-vista-of-nevada-at-summer-exhibit.php
The second annual Artown "Wild Nevada" exhibit features the work of noteworthy wildlife and landscape artists and photographers as they celebrate wilderness in Nevada. The opening reception will feature refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and chances to meet artists featured in the exhibit. Most of the art on exhibit will be available for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to Friends of Nevada Wilderness' programs throughout Nevada.
July 11, 2015 at 4pm - 7pm
Friends of Nevada Wilderness Headquarters
1360 Greg St
Sparks, NV 89431
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BLM Nevada is seeking amazing photos that highlight the best of BLM Nevada’s lands and historical sites in these categories:
Photos must be taken on the lands or within the facilities of the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada.
Photographs must be taken between January 1, 2013 and Sept. 7, 2015 and contest entries are accepted from June 11 to Sept. 7, 2015.
How to Submit
How are the photos Judged
Photos will be judged on the following criteria:
(i) originality, (ii) artistic composition, (iii) technical quality, (iv) photographic technique, and (v) whether the photograph showcases the best of BLM Nevada’s recreational opportunities.
Winners will be featured in a 2016 BLM Nevada Planner.
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