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Don’t let the military eliminate 74,400 acres of Wilderness Study Areas and close off 360,000 acres of public land so they can QUADRUPLE the size of the Navy’s Fallon Range Training Complex – speak up for wild places and wildlife by clicking the link in our bio. You can submit an official comment against the proposed expansion, sign our petition to let the Nevada Congressional designation your support WSAs and open access to public lands, and join us at a public meeting (including Reno on 12/13!). Help us defend places like Job Peak Wilderness Study Area, where bighorn sheep were successfully re-introduced in 1981 after they were eliminated from the area by poaching and disease eliminated in the 1940s. Tell the military to #KeepItPublicNV!
Photos by @nevada_outside and Kirk Peterson.
#WildNevada #FallonNV #WildernessStudyArea #BighornSheep #OurPublicLands #SaveTheStillwaters
Don’t let the military eliminate 74,400 acres of Wilderness Study Areas and close off 360,000 acres of public land so they can QUADRUPLE the size of the Navy’s Fallon Range Training Complex – speak up for wild places and wildlife by clicking the link in our bio. You can submit an official comment against the proposed expansion, sign our petition to let the Nevada Congressional designation your support WSAs and open access to public lands, and join us at a public meeting (including Reno on 12/13!). Help us defend places like Job Peak Wilderness Study Area, where bighorn sheep were successfully re-introduced in 1981 after they were eliminated from the area by poaching and disease eliminated in the 1940s. Tell the military to #KeepItPublicNV ! Photos by @nevada_outside and Kirk Peterson. #WildNevada  #FallonNV  #WildernessStudyArea  #BighornSheep  #OurPublicLands  #SaveTheStillwaters 
Last weekend WWA partnered with Bruce S. Thompson to share the Dubois Badlands with an amazing group of folks. We saw cougar tracks that seemed to be following big horn sheep tracks, we saw big horn sheep, birds and learned about the geologic and cultural forces that shape this incredible landscape. We appreciate that when you can experience and learn in a place, your investment in protecting it is that much more. There are a lot of amazing places around our state right now that need protection. Get out and explore, appreciate and advocate. Wild WY needs our help. ••
#wild #wyoming #tracking #bighornsheep #mountainlion #wilderness #protect #wildernessstudyarea 📸: @nomadic_piper
Last weekend WWA partnered with Bruce S. Thompson to share the Dubois Badlands with an amazing group of folks. We saw cougar tracks that seemed to be following big horn sheep tracks, we saw big horn sheep, birds and learned about the geologic and cultural forces that shape this incredible landscape. We appreciate that when you can experience and learn in a place, your investment in protecting it is that much more. There are a lot of amazing places around our state right now that need protection. Get out and explore, appreciate and advocate. Wild WY needs our help. •• #wild  #wyoming  #tracking  #bighornsheep  #mountainlion  #wilderness  #protect  #wildernessstudyarea  📸: @nomadic_piper
If mountains are what you seek, take a trip to the Clan Alpine Mountains Wilderness Study Area in Churchill County outside Fallon, NV. Elevations range from 3,600 feet in Dixie Valley up to 9,966 feet at the summit of Mt. Augusta, the highest peak in the range. From atop the Clan Alpine crest, the Sierra Nevada range can be seen 100 miles to the west.

Photo by @nevada_outside 
#MyWSAAdventure #FallonNV #WildernessStudyArea #KeepItPublic #KeepItPublicNV #ClanAlpines #OptOutside #SaveTheStillwaters
If mountains are what you seek, take a trip to the Clan Alpine Mountains Wilderness Study Area in Churchill County outside Fallon, NV. Elevations range from 3,600 feet in Dixie Valley up to 9,966 feet at the summit of Mt. Augusta, the highest peak in the range. From atop the Clan Alpine crest, the Sierra Nevada range can be seen 100 miles to the west. Photo by @nevada_outside #MyWSAAdventure  #FallonNV  #WildernessStudyArea  #KeepItPublic  #KeepItPublicNV  #ClanAlpines  #OptOutside  #SaveTheStillwaters 
Ya’ know that feeling you get when you find yourself engulfed in what is truly wild? We do too. Help us ensure that feeling for generations to come by signing our petition (link in our profile) to stop Cheney’s bill HR6939 that aims to de-wild Wyoming’s beautiful country...•
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Thanks @nomadic_piper for your incredible photography! •
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#protect #wild #wyoming #wildernessstudyarea #wilderness #explore #adore #steward #sunset #sunrise #backpacking #hiking #camping #photography #advocate #recreate
Ya’ know that feeling you get when you find yourself engulfed in what is truly wild? We do too. Help us ensure that feeling for generations to come by signing our petition (link in our profile) to stop Cheney’s bill HR6939 that aims to de-wild Wyoming’s beautiful country...• • Thanks @nomadic_piper for your incredible photography! • • #protect  #wild  #wyoming  #wildernessstudyarea  #wilderness  #explore  #adore  #steward  #sunset  #sunrise  #backpacking  #hiking  #camping  #photography  #advocate  #recreate 
Guest columnist Zach Lensch thinks, "Representative Cheney recently introduced a bill that threatens our way of life in Wyoming. " ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Read more on WyoFile.com: Cheney guts public input with misnamed bill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#trappercanyon #bighorn #cheney #wyleg #wyoleg #WPLI #publicland #publicaccess #keepitpublic #wildernessstudyarea #wyofile #opinion
Guest columnist Zach Lensch thinks, "Representative Cheney recently introduced a bill that threatens our way of life in Wyoming. " ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Read more on WyoFile.com: Cheney guts public input with misnamed bill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #trappercanyon  #bighorn  #cheney  #wyleg  #wyoleg  #WPLI  #publicland  #publicaccess  #keepitpublic  #wildernessstudyarea  #wyofile  #opinion 
In the Tobin Crest Wilderness Study Area, flowing water travels through the canyons which creates a lush desert ecosystem unique from the surrounding landscapes and brings a variety of wildlife to this area, and great views of the surrounding desert await hikers who make it to the upper reaches of the crest. Designation by Congress as Wilderness as part of the Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act will protect a critical wildlife and landscape corridor that assures habitat and genetic diversity for the wildlife of this region, and acknowledge the generations of ranching families working in the region by christening the Tobin Crest WSA ‘Grandfather’s Wilderness.’ Photo by Scott Moore.
#WildernessStudyArea #MyWSAAdventure #WildNevada #OptOutside
In the Tobin Crest Wilderness Study Area, flowing water travels through the canyons which creates a lush desert ecosystem unique from the surrounding landscapes and brings a variety of wildlife to this area, and great views of the surrounding desert await hikers who make it to the upper reaches of the crest. Designation by Congress as Wilderness as part of the Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act will protect a critical wildlife and landscape corridor that assures habitat and genetic diversity for the wildlife of this region, and acknowledge the generations of ranching families working in the region by christening the Tobin Crest WSA ‘Grandfather’s Wilderness.’ Photo by Scott Moore. #WildernessStudyArea  #MyWSAAdventure  #WildNevada  #OptOutside 
A Great Basin Collared Lizard! 🦎I can never get over how artistically patterned and detailed these reptiles truly are! 🎨  OH...Excuse my filthy nails & hands from hiking😂
A Great Basin Collared Lizard! 🦎I can never get over how artistically patterned and detailed these reptiles truly are! 🎨 OH...Excuse my filthy nails & hands from hiking😂
After 2 arduous years of meetings and hard work, the Teton County Board of County Commissioners approved the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative resolution yesterday to maintain the status of the Palisades (pictured here) and Shoal Creek Wilderness Study Areas as established under the 1984 Wyoming Wilderness Act. The resolution will also protect about 600,000 acres of National Forest land in Teton County from oil, gas and mineral extraction, commercial timber harvest and new roads. We call that a victory. Thanks @nomadic_piper for the pic! •

#protect #wild #wyoming #wilderness #wildernessstudyarea #tetoncounty #greateryellowstoneecosystem
After 2 arduous years of meetings and hard work, the Teton County Board of County Commissioners approved the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative resolution yesterday to maintain the status of the Palisades (pictured here) and Shoal Creek Wilderness Study Areas as established under the 1984 Wyoming Wilderness Act. The resolution will also protect about 600,000 acres of National Forest land in Teton County from oil, gas and mineral extraction, commercial timber harvest and new roads. We call that a victory. Thanks @nomadic_piper for the pic! • #protect  #wild  #wyoming  #wilderness  #wildernessstudyarea  #tetoncounty  #greateryellowstoneecosystem 
Wings Section, Late Afternoon
Bisti/Da-Na-Zin BLM WSA

After a great evening of shooting, it got dark, fast. Somebody "moved" my car and my phone flashlight and battery died. Stumbled around in the cold and getting colder dark for an hour or more. Finally found gravel path/road I drove in on and hiked another 1.5 miles to main road. After 20 minutes a nice carload of Navajo women knew an old white guy waving his arms frantically might actually need help. They drove me back in and found my car thanks to their headlights! 
Might have just been worth it... #bistibadlands #blm #wingssection #navajonation #wildernessstudyarea 
#justjeffaz #nofilter #noedit #fineartphotography #wallart #walldecor #instadecor #homedecor #officedecor #interiordesign

#greatoutdoors #coolplaces #offthebeatenpath #landscape_shooterz #landscape_shooters #earth_unlocked #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #viaadventure 
#justgoshoot #photography #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #photooftheday
Wings Section, Late Afternoon Bisti/Da-Na-Zin BLM WSA After a great evening of shooting, it got dark, fast. Somebody "moved" my car and my phone flashlight and battery died. Stumbled around in the cold and getting colder dark for an hour or more. Finally found gravel path/road I drove in on and hiked another 1.5 miles to main road. After 20 minutes a nice carload of Navajo women knew an old white guy waving his arms frantically might actually need help. They drove me back in and found my car thanks to their headlights! Might have just been worth it... #bistibadlands  #blm  #wingssection  #navajonation  #wildernessstudyarea  #justjeffaz  #nofilter  #noedit  #fineartphotography  #wallart  #walldecor  #instadecor  #homedecor  #officedecor  #interiordesign  #greatoutdoors  #coolplaces  #offthebeatenpath  #landscape_shooterz  #landscape_shooters  #earth_unlocked  #landscapephotography  #landscapelovers  #viaadventure  #justgoshoot  #photography  #picoftheday  #pictureoftheday  #photooftheday 
Wings Section, Sunset
Bisti/Da-Na-Zin BLM WSA

After a great evening of shooting, it got dark, fast. Somebody "moved" my car and my phone flashlight and battery died. Stumbled around in the cold and getting colder dark for an hour or more. Finally found gravel path/road I drove in on and hiked another 1.5 miles to main road. After 20 minutes a nice carload of Navajo women knew an old white guy waving his arms frantically might actually need help. They drove me back in and found my car thanks to their headlights! 
Might have just been worth it... #bistibadlands #blm #wingssection #navajonation #wildernessstudyarea 
#sunset
#justjeffaz #nofilter #noedit #fineartphotography #wallart #walldecor #instadecor #homedecor #officedecor #interiordesign

#greatoutdoors #coolplaces #offthebeatenpath #landscape_shooterz #landscape_shooters #earth_unlocked #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #viaadventure 
#justgoshoot #photography #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #photooftheday
Wings Section, Sunset Bisti/Da-Na-Zin BLM WSA After a great evening of shooting, it got dark, fast. Somebody "moved" my car and my phone flashlight and battery died. Stumbled around in the cold and getting colder dark for an hour or more. Finally found gravel path/road I drove in on and hiked another 1.5 miles to main road. After 20 minutes a nice carload of Navajo women knew an old white guy waving his arms frantically might actually need help. They drove me back in and found my car thanks to their headlights! Might have just been worth it... #bistibadlands  #blm  #wingssection  #navajonation  #wildernessstudyarea  #sunset  #justjeffaz  #nofilter  #noedit  #fineartphotography  #wallart  #walldecor  #instadecor  #homedecor  #officedecor  #interiordesign  #greatoutdoors  #coolplaces  #offthebeatenpath  #landscape_shooterz  #landscape_shooters  #earth_unlocked  #landscapephotography  #landscapelovers  #viaadventure  #justgoshoot  #photography  #picoftheday  #pictureoftheday  #photooftheday 
Wings Section, Late Afternoon
Bisti/Da-Na-Zin BLM WSA

After a great evening of shooting, it got dark, fast. Somebody "moved" my car and my phone flashlight and battery died. Stumbled around in the cold and getting colder dark for an hour or more. Finally found gravel path/road I drove in on and hiked another 1.5 miles to main road. After 20 minutes a nice carload of Navajo women knew an old white guy waving his arms frantically might actually need help. They drove me back in and found my car thanks to their headlights! 
Might have just been worth it... #bistibadlands #blm #wingssection #navajonation #wildernessstudyarea 
#justjeffaz #nofilter #noedit #fineartphotography #wallart #walldecor #instadecor #homedecor #officedecor #interiordesign

#greatoutdoors #coolplaces #offthebeatenpath #landscape_shooterz #landscape_shooters #earth_unlocked #landscapephotography #landscapelovers #viaadventure 
#justgoshoot #photography #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #photooftheday
Wings Section, Late Afternoon Bisti/Da-Na-Zin BLM WSA After a great evening of shooting, it got dark, fast. Somebody "moved" my car and my phone flashlight and battery died. Stumbled around in the cold and getting colder dark for an hour or more. Finally found gravel path/road I drove in on and hiked another 1.5 miles to main road. After 20 minutes a nice carload of Navajo women knew an old white guy waving his arms frantically might actually need help. They drove me back in and found my car thanks to their headlights! Might have just been worth it... #bistibadlands  #blm  #wingssection  #navajonation  #wildernessstudyarea  #justjeffaz  #nofilter  #noedit  #fineartphotography  #wallart  #walldecor  #instadecor  #homedecor  #officedecor  #interiordesign  #greatoutdoors  #coolplaces  #offthebeatenpath  #landscape_shooterz  #landscape_shooters  #earth_unlocked  #landscapephotography  #landscapelovers  #viaadventure  #justgoshoot  #photography  #picoftheday  #pictureoftheday  #photooftheday 
Do you know what a Wilderness Study Area is? 
Wilderness Study Areas are lands inventoried by congressional mandate and found to have wilderness characteristics but that have not yet received Congressional wilderness designation. WSAs also often have special qualities such as ecological, geological, educational, historical, scientific, and scenic values. Until Congress makes a final determination on a WSA (on which there is no time limit), it is managed by the Bureau of Land Management or U.S. Forest Service. These agencies manage the land in the same manner as wilderness in order to preserve its suitability for designation as such or until it is released. WSAs have no permanent protection and can be released from WSA status by Congress at any time. There are over 12 million acres of WSA in the United States, and the ODT travels through or near 23 WSAs in the Oregon desert.

Photo: Pueblo Mountains Wilderness Study Area
Do you know what a Wilderness Study Area is? Wilderness Study Areas are lands inventoried by congressional mandate and found to have wilderness characteristics but that have not yet received Congressional wilderness designation. WSAs also often have special qualities such as ecological, geological, educational, historical, scientific, and scenic values. Until Congress makes a final determination on a WSA (on which there is no time limit), it is managed by the Bureau of Land Management or U.S. Forest Service. These agencies manage the land in the same manner as wilderness in order to preserve its suitability for designation as such or until it is released. WSAs have no permanent protection and can be released from WSA status by Congress at any time. There are over 12 million acres of WSA in the United States, and the ODT travels through or near 23 WSAs in the Oregon desert. Photo: Pueblo Mountains Wilderness Study Area
A glimpse into the wildness of the one and only Palisades Wilderness Study Area. This place is worth fighting for. Thanks for the photo Kevin Moe aka @nomadic_piper ! •

#wild #wilderness #wildernessstudyarea #tetoncounty #wpli #protect #explore #appreciate
The WWA staff and board are reenergized and rearing to go. From strategic plans and campaign brainstorms to budgets and development goals, we did it all this weekend. A great team working on the great cause of protecting Wyoming public wildlands •
#wild #wilderness #sheridanwyoming #bighornmountains mountains #bighornnationalforest #bridgertetonnationalforest #bureauoflandmanagement #wyoming #wildernessstudyarea #johnsoncounty #tetoncounty #sweetwatercounty #wyomingwildernessassociaton #goteamgo
The WWA staff and board are reenergized and rearing to go. From strategic plans and campaign brainstorms to budgets and development goals, we did it all this weekend. A great team working on the great cause of protecting Wyoming public wildlands • #wild  #wilderness  #sheridanwyoming  #bighornmountains  mountains #bighornnationalforest  #bridgertetonnationalforest  #bureauoflandmanagement  #wyoming  #wildernessstudyarea  #johnsoncounty  #tetoncounty  #sweetwatercounty  #wyomingwildernessassociaton  #goteamgo 
The more you look, the more you see. WWA asks that you take a closer look at the one and only Adobe Town Wilderness Study Area and the many threats that its wild future faces. (See link in profile). 📸: @nomadic_piper •
#adobetown #wildernessstudyarea #wilderness #wyoming #sweetwatercounty #wild #explore #advenute #observe #protect #nodrilling
Good things at the end of a rainbow. #potofgold #iownit #highdivide #mypubliclands #wildernessstudyarea. #publiclandowner #keepitpublic #publiclandsproud @backcountryhunters
Wilderness isn’t a lock and key it’s an invitation to be wild and free. Roads and fences, oil, gas and mineral extraction are all one way tickets to losing the few untrammeled places we have left. Clearly Cheney cannot realize that from her office in D.C. 📸: @nomadic_piper • 
#saynotocheney #wild #free #protect #advocate #thislandisyourland #thislandisourland #wyoming #explore #nodrilling #wildernessstudyarea #adobetown #sweetwatercounty
Yesterday, Cheney introduced a bill that would:
1. Eliminate the Wilderness Study Area protection in Lincoln, Sweetwater and Big Horn County.
2. Rid all WY BLM lands inventoried as "Lands with Wilderness Character" from having that Status.
3. No longer require Federal agencies to manage lands already identified as “Lands with Wilderness Characteristics” or having wilderness characteristics according to that standard. 
4. Prevent federal agencies from being able to inventory land as "Land with Wilderness Character"... ever again in WY.
This anti-Wilderness rhetoric will not stand if the Wyoming Wilderness Association has anything to say about it! • 
#nodrilling #publicland #wilderness #saynotocheney #advocate #preserve #protect #wild #naturalbeauty #wildernessstudyarea #wildernesscharacter #wyoming #lincolncounty #bighorncounty #sweetwatercounty
Yesterday, Cheney introduced a bill that would: 1. Eliminate the Wilderness Study Area protection in Lincoln, Sweetwater and Big Horn County. 2. Rid all WY BLM lands inventoried as "Lands with Wilderness Character" from having that Status. 3. No longer require Federal agencies to manage lands already identified as “Lands with Wilderness Characteristics” or having wilderness characteristics according to that standard. 4. Prevent federal agencies from being able to inventory land as "Land with Wilderness Character"... ever again in WY. This anti-Wilderness rhetoric will not stand if the Wyoming Wilderness Association has anything to say about it! • #nodrilling  #publicland  #wilderness  #saynotocheney  #advocate  #preserve  #protect  #wild  #naturalbeauty  #wildernessstudyarea  #wildernesscharacter  #wyoming  #lincolncounty  #bighorncounty  #sweetwatercounty 
Vote for #FriendsofNVWild in the @nvenergy #PowerOfGood Giveaway (North category) at the link in our bio to support volunteer-powered restoration that will bring pollinators, sage grouse, pronghorn, & other wildlife back after the 435,000-acre Martin Fire - & help prevent invasives like cheatgrass from taking hold!
#WildernessStudyArea #OurPublicLands #FriendsofNVWild #Volunteer #HomeMeansNevada #SageGrouse #MyWSAAdventure #MakeADifference #Pronghorn #Pollinators
In numerous counties around Wyoming, collaborative committees are meeting to try to decide what to recommend the U.S. Congress do with dozens of wilderness study areas that have been stuck in limbo for over 40 years. These areas lack the permanent protections of wilderness but are also closed to most kinds of recreation or development.

@wyomingwilderness a conservation group, recently hired a new director, Khale Century Reno. She spoke with @melodieedwards about bringing a new energy to the conversation.

Listen to the story on our website. Link in bio.
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#wypublicradio #publicradio #npr #wyoming #journalism #conservation #publiclands #politics #wildernessstudyarea #wilderness #trumpadministration #wyomingpubliclands #keepitpublicwyo
In numerous counties around Wyoming, collaborative committees are meeting to try to decide what to recommend the U.S. Congress do with dozens of wilderness study areas that have been stuck in limbo for over 40 years. These areas lack the permanent protections of wilderness but are also closed to most kinds of recreation or development. @wyomingwilderness a conservation group, recently hired a new director, Khale Century Reno. She spoke with @melodieedwards about bringing a new energy to the conversation. Listen to the story on our website. Link in bio. --- #wypublicradio  #publicradio  #npr  #wyoming  #journalism  #conservation  #publiclands  #politics  #wildernessstudyarea  #wilderness  #trumpadministration  #wyomingpubliclands  #keepitpublicwyo 
Autumn is pretty stellar, but Autumn in the Palisades Wilderness Study Area is just about as good as it gets!! WWA so enjoyed spending the day with some #greatoldbroadsforwilderness and learning from them why they believe the wild Palisades should stay wild! •

#wild #palisades #wildernessstudyarea #protect #appreciate #advocate #explore #mountains #canyons #creek #fall #autumn #autumncolors #hiking #lake #sunlight #happiness
Help fight fire with Friends: Last July, the Martin Fire roared through northern Nevada, burning over 400,000 acres, including a good portion of the North Fork Little Humboldt #WildernessStudyArea – but you can vote to make a difference and fund restoration by following the link in our bio! Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25 through Friday, Sept. 28, during the @nvenergy Power Of Good giveaway, vote to support funding for post-Martin Fire native seedling plantings in the N. Fork Little Humboldt Wilderness Study Area.

Invasive species like cheatgrass flourish in burnt areas - but not if our volunteers can get there first! The BLM needs our help to hand-plant native seedlings that attract pollinators in the riparian areas so they can focus on larger-scale restoration efforts. 
Help us ensure our native bees and butterflies come back to this rugged slice of wild Nevada - vote all four days!

#WildernessStudyArea #Winnemucca #MartinFire #WildNevada #FriendsofNVWild #PowerofGood #VolunteerPower #HomeMeansNevada #MakeADifference
Help fight fire with Friends: Last July, the Martin Fire roared through northern Nevada, burning over 400,000 acres, including a good portion of the North Fork Little Humboldt #WildernessStudyArea  – but you can vote to make a difference and fund restoration by following the link in our bio! Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25 through Friday, Sept. 28, during the @nvenergy Power Of Good giveaway, vote to support funding for post-Martin Fire native seedling plantings in the N. Fork Little Humboldt Wilderness Study Area. Invasive species like cheatgrass flourish in burnt areas - but not if our volunteers can get there first! The BLM needs our help to hand-plant native seedlings that attract pollinators in the riparian areas so they can focus on larger-scale restoration efforts. Help us ensure our native bees and butterflies come back to this rugged slice of wild Nevada - vote all four days! #WildernessStudyArea  #Winnemucca  #MartinFire  #WildNevada  #FriendsofNVWild  #PowerofGood  #VolunteerPower  #HomeMeansNevada  #MakeADifference 
The Wyoming Wilderness Association believes that public land is one of the most special parts of our great nation. We work every day to protect the wildest of these lands, from BLM to National Forest, so future generations get to see the same wild reality that we are all so fortunate to enjoy today. •
Happy #nationalpubliclandsday •

Picture one: Adobe Town Wilderness Study Area (WSA) For more information on this landscape, and how you can get involved with protecting it, please see the link in our profile. 📸: @nomadic_piper •

Picture two: Palisades WSA•

Picture three: Shoal Creek WSA•
#wild #wilderness #wildernessstudyarea #BLM #NationForest #PublicLand #Keepitpublic #keepitwild #wyoming #explore #protect #enjoy #advocate #vote #palisades #adobetown #cleanair #cleanwater #wildfutures
The Wyoming Wilderness Association believes that public land is one of the most special parts of our great nation. We work every day to protect the wildest of these lands, from BLM to National Forest, so future generations get to see the same wild reality that we are all so fortunate to enjoy today. • Happy #nationalpubliclandsday  • Picture one: Adobe Town Wilderness Study Area (WSA) For more information on this landscape, and how you can get involved with protecting it, please see the link in our profile. 📸: @nomadic_piper • Picture two: Palisades WSA• Picture three: Shoal Creek WSA• #wild  #wilderness  #wildernessstudyarea  #BLM  #NationForest  #PublicLand  #Keepitpublic  #keepitwild  #wyoming  #explore  #protect  #enjoy  #advocate  #vote  #palisades  #adobetown  #cleanair  #cleanwater  #wildfutures 
I don’t want the ranchers to leave our public lands, but I do want their cows gone.  The areas we visited without cattle on this trip had grasses up to our handlebars! So, let the ranchers stay, pay them to manage the land in a way that promotes biodiversity and improves wildlife habitat. Call em Eco-Ranchers. 
#sustainable #desertgrasslands #changeisgood
I don’t want the ranchers to leave our public lands, but I do want their cows gone. The areas we visited without cattle on this trip had grasses up to our handlebars! So, let the ranchers stay, pay them to manage the land in a way that promotes biodiversity and improves wildlife habitat. Call em Eco-Ranchers. #sustainable  #desertgrasslands  #changeisgood 
Layers of time unfold in the San Rafael Swell. A large #anticline exposes millenia of sedimentary rock. Some layers, like the #whiterim contain valuable and dangerous quantities of Uranium. ~

Thousands of people flocked to the San Rafael and surrounding areas in the mid 20th century for the #uraniumrush. Some made it big, while others lost it all to later die of cancer. ~

The San Rafael is a very personal area for me, my pioneer ancestors, the Swaseys were the first Anglos to ever see this area. Places like Swasey's Leap, Head of Sinbad, and Swasey's Cabin were their stomping grounds. ~

The Swaseys brought cattle and  other livestock to live on their desert homesteads, an idea that many people (then and now) considered crazy. ~

Before the Swaseys were the Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) to the south, and the Fremont to the north. The Swell was a no-man's land between the homelands of these groups for many centuries. #petroglyphs and #pictographs line the walls of empty washes and lone spires. ~

Nowadays there are many views on how to manage this land. Some want to remove all regulations, allowing ATV access, grazing, and extraction to go wherever it pleases. Some want this area to keep its #wildernessstudyarea and #utahstatepark protections. Others simply drive through I-70 on their way to another destination, unaware of the geologic and anthropologic history they are wizzing past. 
#muddycreek #emerycounty #deseretindustria #anasazi #utahisrad
Layers of time unfold in the San Rafael Swell. A large #anticline  exposes millenia of sedimentary rock. Some layers, like the #whiterim  contain valuable and dangerous quantities of Uranium. ~ Thousands of people flocked to the San Rafael and surrounding areas in the mid 20th century for the #uraniumrush . Some made it big, while others lost it all to later die of cancer. ~ The San Rafael is a very personal area for me, my pioneer ancestors, the Swaseys were the first Anglos to ever see this area. Places like Swasey's Leap, Head of Sinbad, and Swasey's Cabin were their stomping grounds. ~ The Swaseys brought cattle and other livestock to live on their desert homesteads, an idea that many people (then and now) considered crazy. ~ Before the Swaseys were the Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) to the south, and the Fremont to the north. The Swell was a no-man's land between the homelands of these groups for many centuries. #petroglyphs  and #pictographs  line the walls of empty washes and lone spires. ~ Nowadays there are many views on how to manage this land. Some want to remove all regulations, allowing ATV access, grazing, and extraction to go wherever it pleases. Some want this area to keep its #wildernessstudyarea  and #utahstatepark  protections. Others simply drive through I-70 on their way to another destination, unaware of the geologic and anthropologic history they are wizzing past. #muddycreek  #emerycounty  #deseretindustria  #anasazi  #utahisrad 
Wilderness Study Areas like Poodle Mountain WSA in Washoe County conserve wildlife habitat and watersheds, and provide stunning vistas for explorers. #WildernessstudyArea lands are public lands that have great Wilderness characteristics, but are in limbo until an act of Congress designates them as Wilderness or officially removes their WSA designation. Many of these public land gems are under threat at the county and federal level - visit nevadawilderness.org for more information on how you can defend our wildlife and watersheds. #MyWSAAdventure #KeepWashoeWild #ourpubliclands #keepitpublic 📷 @nevada_outside
Wilderness Study Areas like Poodle Mountain WSA in Washoe County conserve wildlife habitat and watersheds, and provide stunning vistas for explorers. #WildernessstudyArea  lands are public lands that have great Wilderness characteristics, but are in limbo until an act of Congress designates them as Wilderness or officially removes their WSA designation. Many of these public land gems are under threat at the county and federal level - visit nevadawilderness.org for more information on how you can defend our wildlife and watersheds. #MyWSAAdventure  #KeepWashoeWild  #ourpubliclands  #keepitpublic  📷 @nevada_outside
Monumental Loop Route Update: Cone Country has been rerouted to avoid entering the Potrillo Wilderness Study Area.  The new route goes within sight of the US/Mexico border (No Wall!) before turning north through a remote grassy bajada. Link for the updated route is in our bio and hopefully on @bikepackingcom soon. 📸: @whileoutriding #stewardsofshred #wildernessstudyarea #leavenotrace
Monumental Loop Route Update: Cone Country has been rerouted to avoid entering the Potrillo Wilderness Study Area. The new route goes within sight of the US/Mexico border (No Wall!) before turning north through a remote grassy bajada. Link for the updated route is in our bio and hopefully on @bikepackingcom soon. 📸: @whileoutriding #stewardsofshred  #wildernessstudyarea  #leavenotrace 
Job Peak Wilderness Study Area is a western wildlife success story - desert bighorn sheep were successfully reintroduced to the WSA in 1981 after being eliminated through poaching and diseases transmitted by domestic sheep, which grazed the area until the 1940s. Today, bighorn sheep can be spotted traversing the WSA’s 90,000 acres of scenic ridges and rugged canyons, including towards the summit of Job Peak at 8,785 feet.

Managed by the BLM, Job Peak WSA is part of America’s National Conservation Lands.

Photo by @nevada_outside 
#WildernessStudyArea #ChurchillNV #BighornSheep #WildNevada #MyWSAAdventure #BLMWild #SaveTheStillwaters
Job Peak Wilderness Study Area is a western wildlife success story - desert bighorn sheep were successfully reintroduced to the WSA in 1981 after being eliminated through poaching and diseases transmitted by domestic sheep, which grazed the area until the 1940s. Today, bighorn sheep can be spotted traversing the WSA’s 90,000 acres of scenic ridges and rugged canyons, including towards the summit of Job Peak at 8,785 feet. Managed by the BLM, Job Peak WSA is part of America’s National Conservation Lands. Photo by @nevada_outside #WildernessStudyArea  #ChurchillNV  #BighornSheep  #WildNevada  #MyWSAAdventure  #BLMWild  #SaveTheStillwaters 
Where are you adventuring to this weekend? Wild Nevada has no limits, including on age!! From hikes on Mt. Charleston to hunts in the Buffalo Hills Wilderness Study Area, we hope your weekend is as wonderful as the places we love. #Over60AndWild #WildernessStudyArea #MyWSAAdventure #WildNevada #KeepItPublic
Suns out... Lizards out. Central Nevada is crawling with these beautiful Great Basin collard lizards right now. @alvey_ski spotted this one in the Palisade Mesa Wilderness Study Area. Tag us in your Nevada wildlife photos. #lizardsofinstagram #wildnevada #keepitwild #wsa #wildernessstudyarea #greatbasincollaredlizard
A couple captures from this past week in the Centennial Mountains.
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#cdt #wildernessstudyarea #citizenscience #wsa #wildernessinstitute #fieldwork
I just wanted to take a moment and thank 👏🏼 everyone who attended our WSA 🏞Roundtable earlier today. Folks from wilderness👲🏼, business👩🏼‍💼, policy experts👨🏻‍🏫, and public opinions🗣 joined me in discussing the future of Montana’s Wilderness Study Areas🏔. The event was free and it was open to anyone who wanted to participate in a good-faith dialogue on the future of Montana’s WSAs🏕. This is what democracy looks like. The room was packed! And there was plenty of knowledge shared📑. Interested in attending things like this in the future❓ Click 👆🏼on my profile 💁🏻‍♀️and select events 📆 for our future gatherings. *
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#meetings #dialogue #goodconversation #wsa #wilderness #wildernessstudyarea #exerpts #nonpartisan #publicopinion #yourfuture #talkaboutit #mtpol #montanapolitics #optoutside #montanalife #montanastate #thelastbestplace #choosemountains #takeahike #gooutsideandplay #policy #yourvote #kw2dc #teamkathleen #kw4mt
I just wanted to take a moment and thank 👏🏼 everyone who attended our WSA 🏞Roundtable earlier today. Folks from wilderness👲🏼, business👩🏼‍💼, policy experts👨🏻‍🏫, and public opinions🗣 joined me in discussing the future of Montana’s Wilderness Study Areas🏔. The event was free and it was open to anyone who wanted to participate in a good-faith dialogue on the future of Montana’s WSAs🏕. This is what democracy looks like. The room was packed! And there was plenty of knowledge shared📑. Interested in attending things like this in the future❓ Click 👆🏼on my profile 💁🏻‍♀️and select events 📆 for our future gatherings. * * * * * * #meetings  #dialogue  #goodconversation  #wsa  #wilderness  #wildernessstudyarea  #exerpts  #nonpartisan  #publicopinion  #yourfuture  #talkaboutit  #mtpol  #montanapolitics  #optoutside  #montanalife  #montanastate  #thelastbestplace  #choosemountains  #takeahike  #gooutsideandplay  #policy  #yourvote  #kw2dc  #teamkathleen  #kw4mt 
I spent the weekend in some of the Montana Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) threatened by bills introduced by Sen. Daines and Rep. Gianforte. Over the next few weeks I plan to visit and capture footage in all 30 of the WSAs named in their bills with a team of filmmakers and environmentalists.
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We will be releasing a short film this fall, and our goal is to demonstrate what these areas look like and highlight their wilderness characteristics. In my opinion, WSAs are already wilderness and they deserve protection.
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Shout out to @augdoggy for helping me kick off this film series and showing me a good time this weekend!
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#LimekilnCanyon #BellLimekiln #WildernessStudyArea #WSA #Wilderness #Protection #Montana
I spent the weekend in some of the Montana Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) threatened by bills introduced by Sen. Daines and Rep. Gianforte. Over the next few weeks I plan to visit and capture footage in all 30 of the WSAs named in their bills with a team of filmmakers and environmentalists. . We will be releasing a short film this fall, and our goal is to demonstrate what these areas look like and highlight their wilderness characteristics. In my opinion, WSAs are already wilderness and they deserve protection. . Shout out to @augdoggy for helping me kick off this film series and showing me a good time this weekend! . #LimekilnCanyon  #BellLimekiln  #WildernessStudyArea  #WSA  #Wilderness  #Protection  #Montana 
If you're out watching the Perseid Meteor Shower this weekend, make sure to bring your red lights to save your night vision! As growth continues across the nation and especially in Nevada, our dark sky oases are slowly disappearing. Massacre Rim Wilderness Study Area (shown here) - one of the darkest places in the nation - is under threat from the Washoe County Commission, who wants to strip protections from the WSA while increasing development - and light pollution - in the Truckee Meadows. Tell your commissioner you want to #KeepWashoeWild by following the link in our bio. #KeepItPublic #MyWSAAdventure
If you're out watching the Perseid Meteor Shower this weekend, make sure to bring your red lights to save your night vision! As growth continues across the nation and especially in Nevada, our dark sky oases are slowly disappearing. Massacre Rim Wilderness Study Area (shown here) - one of the darkest places in the nation - is under threat from the Washoe County Commission, who wants to strip protections from the WSA while increasing development - and light pollution - in the Truckee Meadows. Tell your commissioner you want to #KeepWashoeWild  by following the link in our bio. #KeepItPublic  #MyWSAAdventure 
Some land is difficult to describe. Beautifully broken and volatile. ——————————————————
#KeepItPublic #KeepItWild #wildernessstudyarea 
#WildernessForever
FANs of the Deschutes Canyon Area members are watering native showy milkweed in Deschutes-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area.  Diane Randgaard took a moment to water the plants while hiking today.  Please share selfies of YOUR stewardship on our local public lands.  #FANselfies #WildernessStudyArea #MonarchWayStations
FANs of the Deschutes Canyon Area members are watering native showy milkweed in Deschutes-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area. Diane Randgaard took a moment to water the plants while hiking today. Please share selfies of YOUR stewardship on our local public lands. #FANselfies  #WildernessStudyArea  #MonarchWayStations 
🔹🔹🔹🔹 Utah Rainbow 🌈 🔹🔹🔹🔹
#slickhorncanyon #wildernessstudyarea #utah #naturelover #solucky #roadtrip #epic #vacation #2018
A little throwback to last years first buck.  Opening day of ID in a #wildernessstudyarea Biggest body I've seen on a young buck. Didnt hesitate when he jumped up with 2 others; filling freezers before walls.  Looking forward to another great season. Shout out to @huntoutsider for letting me get the first shot this time.  #MDF #MuleDeer #whenishuntingseason #ID #406Life #
A little throwback to last years first buck. Opening day of ID in a #wildernessstudyarea  Biggest body I've seen on a young buck. Didnt hesitate when he jumped up with 2 others; filling freezers before walls. Looking forward to another great season. Shout out to @huntoutsider for letting me get the first shot this time. #MDF  #MuleDeer  #whenishuntingseason  #ID  #406Life  #
Does anyone else ever hike with a cadence of words in your head to keep your feet moving forward? I had a lot of those moments this past trip. It kinda went like this: (sidehill, sidehill, sidehill) (trudge, trudge, trudge up the moun-tain) (go up road, road up go) (grassland, grassland, up, up, up) *repeat* Tired legs, yet feeling stronger all the while. #citizenscience #wildernessstudyarea
Does anyone else ever hike with a cadence of words in your head to keep your feet moving forward? I had a lot of those moments this past trip. It kinda went like this: (sidehill, sidehill, sidehill) (trudge, trudge, trudge up the moun-tain) (go up road, road up go) (grassland, grassland, up, up, up) *repeat* Tired legs, yet feeling stronger all the while. #citizenscience  #wildernessstudyarea 
A little side adventure before the ranch.
#hiking #adventure #walkingintheshade #wildernessstudyarea
It was an honor to Emcee the press conference this morning urging Senator Heller to keep Public Lands in Public Hands! Thank you @nevadaconservationleague  @sierraclub @patagoniareno @naacp @renoflyshop #wildernessstudyarea #captainplanet
It was an honor to Emcee the press conference this morning urging Senator Heller to keep Public Lands in Public Hands! Thank you @nevadaconservationleague @sierraclub @patagoniareno @naacp @renoflyshop #wildernessstudyarea  #captainplanet 
I hiked my very first slot canyon today! Nothing too narrow, but the enormous canyon walls did close in a time or two. Spring creek canyon trail was a great 4-mile introduction to what slot canyons have to offer...including a couple of big Great Basin rattlesnakes! Luckily we spotted them in time and gave them plenty of room as they sluggishly slithered off into the leaves. Yikes!
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#springcreekcanyon #utah #kanarraville #slotcanyon #greatbasin #rattlesnake #desertbeauty #redrock #navajosandstone #wildernessstudyarea #lifeelevated #findyourpark #findyourtrail #optoutside #utahblm
I hiked my very first slot canyon today! Nothing too narrow, but the enormous canyon walls did close in a time or two. Spring creek canyon trail was a great 4-mile introduction to what slot canyons have to offer...including a couple of big Great Basin rattlesnakes! Luckily we spotted them in time and gave them plenty of room as they sluggishly slithered off into the leaves. Yikes! . . . #springcreekcanyon  #utah  #kanarraville  #slotcanyon  #greatbasin  #rattlesnake  #desertbeauty  #redrock  #navajosandstone  #wildernessstudyarea  #lifeelevated  #findyourpark  #findyourtrail  #optoutside  #utahblm 
Friends who are willing to hike all day with me and share in the exhilaration and exhaustion.
#doesntgetmuchbetter #allbozosonthisbus #preservewildplaces #wildernessstudyarea
We had a productive meeting with the @mypubliclands Las Cruces office today and will be sending our route changes to @bikepackingcom soon. While the new route misses the heart of Cone Country, it has other appealing features.  Hopefully the amount of hike-a-bike will decrease and it will take riders even closer to our border with Mexico. For the record, the border wall is a ridiculous idea. 
#friendsandneighbors #bikepacking #bureauoflandmanagement
We had a productive meeting with the @mypubliclands Las Cruces office today and will be sending our route changes to @bikepackingcom soon. While the new route misses the heart of Cone Country, it has other appealing features. Hopefully the amount of hike-a-bike will decrease and it will take riders even closer to our border with Mexico. For the record, the border wall is a ridiculous idea. #friendsandneighbors  #bikepacking  #bureauoflandmanagement 
For as far as the eye can see: two humans, an ocean of prairie, and not nearly enough wildlife. #SaveAnEcosystem #MontanaMoment #WildernessStudyArea 
Courtesy of our Membership Manager @jjillanderson
For as far as the eye can see: two humans, an ocean of prairie, and not nearly enough wildlife.

#SaveAnEcosystem #MontanaMoment #wildernessstudyarea #mtbigskyseries @americanprairie
Found bear scat that was so fresh we could still feel heat radiating off of it, watched a mountain lion bound across the nearby hills, came inches from stepping on one of the largest rattlesnakes I’ve ever seen, watched countless birds, saw lots of pronghorn, listened to coyotes yipping in the evenings, got snowed on, got sunburnt, walked through aspen groves, pine forests, sage grasslands and hiked straight up and straight down some pretty big country. #alliwantnow #isicecreamandbeer #wildernessstudyarea #wsa #wildernessinstitute
Found bear scat that was so fresh we could still feel heat radiating off of it, watched a mountain lion bound across the nearby hills, came inches from stepping on one of the largest rattlesnakes I’ve ever seen, watched countless birds, saw lots of pronghorn, listened to coyotes yipping in the evenings, got snowed on, got sunburnt, walked through aspen groves, pine forests, sage grasslands and hiked straight up and straight down some pretty big country. #alliwantnow  #isicecreamandbeer  #wildernessstudyarea  #wsa  #wildernessinstitute 
Multi-colored #paintbrush getting ready to pop on the Copper Mountain #WildernessStudyArea in central #wyoming. #wyominglife #wyomingwild #wyomingwildflowers
Today is the  Wyoming application deadline. The 2018 antelope hunt is on the calendar!

It's going to be a unique antelope hunt, part of a story on the fate of Wilderness Study Areas.
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#antelope #pronghorn #hunting #conservation #wyoming #antelopehunting #huntwyoming #publiclandhunting #wilderness #wildernessstudyarea #publiclandowner #backcountryhunting
Feeling pretty dang lucky that this is what work looks like for me these days. I get paid to hike and camp and observe different landscapes? And sometimes our boss brings her dogs along? I mean, c’mon. #wildernessstudyarea #wsa #citizenscience #sciencerules #wildernesscharacter #lookingatplants #lookingatdogs
Suns out... Lizards out. Central Nevada is crawling with these beautiful Great Basin collard lizards right now. @alvey_ski spotted this one in the Palisade Mesa Wilderness Study Area. Tag us in your Nevada wildlife photos. #lizardsofinstagram #wildnevada #keepitwild #wsa #wildernessstudyarea #greatbasincollaredlizard
In #wilderness of the west desert, I saw granite so clearly in communion with the shape of water and ice. Its sharp, unforgiving texture still mingled among soft, weathering boulder faces and cracks in which entire piñon trees grow. Bats flew above our camp at night while golden eagles and jet-like vultures soared beyond the draw above to the sun. As I scrambled up the #granite crevices reaching for the highest dome possible to surmount I thought, “maybe it’s sharp because it doesn’t want to be touched.” #foodforthought
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In other news I got the first two best scores at Tetris @the1upcolfax today. 😈
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#protectwildutah #wildernessstudyarea #beUTAHful #nofilter #publiclands #ilovemyjob #tetris #queen #igotitfrommymomma <<📸May 17, 2018 & May 21,2018>>
In #wilderness  of the west desert, I saw granite so clearly in communion with the shape of water and ice. Its sharp, unforgiving texture still mingled among soft, weathering boulder faces and cracks in which entire piñon trees grow. Bats flew above our camp at night while golden eagles and jet-like vultures soared beyond the draw above to the sun. As I scrambled up the #granite  crevices reaching for the highest dome possible to surmount I thought, “maybe it’s sharp because it doesn’t want to be touched.” #foodforthought  . In other news I got the first two best scores at Tetris @the1upcolfax today. 😈 . . . . #protectwildutah  #wildernessstudyarea  #beUTAHful  #nofilter  #publiclands  #ilovemyjob  #tetris  #queen  #igotitfrommymomma  <<📸May 17, 2018 & May 21,2018>>
Hey there lil guy 👋. Found this beautiful Great Basin collared lizard chilling on the edge of Lunar Crater National Landmark in central Nevada. Taken with @basinlightphotography Sweet camera phone. #greatbasincollaredlizard #collaredlizard #lizardsofinstagram #keepitwild #keepitcolorful #nevada #wildernessstudyarea #wildlife #lizard #🦎 #wildnevada19 #explorenevada
Great hike with @coloradomtnclub into BLM’s Beaver Creek #wildernessstudyarea to celebrate #coloradopubliclandsday and to learn more about BLM’s Eastern CO Resource Management Plan revision and this incredible Wild Canyon country that they manage, extending north of Cañon City west to Salida. #blmwild #seeblm #mypubliclands #wildcolorado
Anaconda Pinter Range from high above. 
Standard staff recently flew over designated wilderness study areas in the Pioneer, Sapphire and Anaconda Pinter Ranges. Several bills before Congress are aimed at reducing wilderness study areas. ———
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#butteamerica #butte #montana #wildernessculture #wilderness #wildernessstudyarea #anaconda #pintlermountains #pioneermountains #saphiremountains #mountains #publiclands #wildernessassociation  #ecoflight
Anaconda Pinter Range from high above. Standard staff recently flew over designated wilderness study areas in the Pioneer, Sapphire and Anaconda Pinter Ranges. Several bills before Congress are aimed at reducing wilderness study areas. ——— Read more about this issue on the montanastandard.com. Link in the bio. ——— Photo by @m.photojnrlist ——— @wildmt @ecoflight ——— #butteamerica  #butte  #montana  #wildernessculture  #wilderness  #wildernessstudyarea  #anaconda  #pintlermountains  #pioneermountains  #saphiremountains  #mountains  #publiclands  #wildernessassociation  #ecoflight 
According to the Nevada Department of Wildlife, a majority of the Wall Canyon Wilderness Study Area contains critical and irreplaceable habitat for the greater sage grouse. This region contains some of largest and most productive sage-grouse leks in Nevada. Friends of Nevada Wilderness believes that full Wilderness status for this area along with the restoration of important lek, nesting and brood-rearing habitat could help the bird's population to recover.

The Washoe County Commission has proposed stripping protection from this key piece of sagebrush-steppe ecosystem in northwestern Nevada. Join us at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 26 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center for the county’s public input meeting to tell the commission we support full Wilderness protection for Wall Canyon. #WildWashoe #SaveGrouse 
Follow the link in our bio for more information. 
Photos by Brian Beffort. #WildernessStudyArea #MyWSAAdventure
According to the Nevada Department of Wildlife, a majority of the Wall Canyon Wilderness Study Area contains critical and irreplaceable habitat for the greater sage grouse. This region contains some of largest and most productive sage-grouse leks in Nevada. Friends of Nevada Wilderness believes that full Wilderness status for this area along with the restoration of important lek, nesting and brood-rearing habitat could help the bird's population to recover. The Washoe County Commission has proposed stripping protection from this key piece of sagebrush-steppe ecosystem in northwestern Nevada. Join us at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 26 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center for the county’s public input meeting to tell the commission we support full Wilderness protection for Wall Canyon. #WildWashoe  #SaveGrouse  Follow the link in our bio for more information. Photos by Brian Beffort. #WildernessStudyArea  #MyWSAAdventure