The amendment “respects valid existing rights and does not make any decisions regarding private property or lands managed by any other federal, state or local government agency,” the BLM said.
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Officials with several federal agencies, along with ranchers and volunteers, are working to keep the sage grouse from extinction in Nevada. The bird has seen its numbers decline over the years.
U.S. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Wednesday lauded a study linking $156 million in economic activity to the Basin and Range National Monument and nine other monuments in four states even though figures were not available for those specific sites.
The schoolchildren of Goodsprings show no signs of lead exposure, according to blood test results released by Clark County health officials Tuesday.
Conservationists are suing the Bureau of Land Management to block the construction of fences in Northern Nevada they say are intended to appease livestock ranchers at the risk of harming sage grouse and the drought-stricken federal rangeland.
The National Park Service is considering permanently closing two especially strenuous trails at Lake Mead National Recreation Area during the hot summer months.
One popular campground will be closed and another will be left without water this summer as Great Basin National Park marks the 100th anniversary of the Park Service with some much-needed repairs.
The beauty of Red Rock Canyon may be timeless, but a new poster commemorating the conservation area is straight out of the 1930s. The Bureau of Land Management unveiled the limited edition, vintage-style poster in a ceremony at the Red Rock vistor center Friday morning.
County health officials are recommending voluntary blood tests for schoolchildren and others who may have consumed lead-tainted water in the tiny town of Goodsprings, 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas.
Nevada “cautiously” accepted a Superfund priority listing to clean up an abandoned copper mine near Yerington under an agreement reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state officials announced Tuesday.
One of the chemical plants that gave Henderson its start will lay off about 100 workers and halt chlorine production in the coming weeks. Missouri-based Olin Corporation announced plans to stop making chlorine and lye at the site.
Almost two years after his grave was disturbed near the ghost town of Gold Butte, Arthur Coleman is back where he belongs. About 30 area residents gathered at the remote grave site Saturday to remember Coleman and return his remains to the ground about 100 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
State wildlife officials said they’ve never seen anything like it: A pack of wolves killed 19 elk at a western Wyoming feeding ground and didn’t even bother to eat.
The Clark County Wetlands Park hosted its third annual International Migratory Bird Day on Wednesday.
A national monument created last year to preserve a vast, unspoiled sweep of central Nevada is about to get a new oil well.
California is proposing its most ambitious water project in a half-century. At $15.7 billion, it would run two giant tunnels, each four stories high, for 35 miles under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in Northern California, sending water to cities and farms to the south.
A mountain lion may be loose in Pahrump, police said Friday.
The Southern Nevada Authority board approved a slightly watered-down version of new conservation rules on Thursday, banning the use of sprinklers for turf on Sundays in summer but allowing their continued use for other plants any day of the week.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area is looking for some citizen scientists to take part in a quick, shotgun-style biological survey known as a “BioBlitz” on Saturday.
Horse activist Laura Leigh drives a monster-sized truck, an imposing Ford F-250 4-by-4 with its chassis jacked up so high she often must tumble down from the driver’s seat, the vehicle’s battered white finish filthy and mud-caked from all of her bumpy, teeth-loosening, off-road escapades.
Federal forecasters have downgraded their projections for the Colorado River after an unusually hot, dry February that has increased the likelihood of a first-ever shortage declaration at Lake Mead.
The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for shooting and killing a wild horse in October at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center near Carson City.
Almost four years after Marion Brady-Hamilton’s home-based hummingbird rescue operation ran afoul of state regulators, she has returned to nursing abandoned babies and injured adults — this time with all the proper paperwork in place.