About Friends of Basin and Range

“If you want to see something happening right now what happened here two hundred million years ago, you can see it all in Nevada.”
– John McPhee, Basin and Range

The Garden and Coal Valleys of Nevada are distinguished by their remoteness and pristine condition. As part of America’s “Great Basin,” these valleys are some of the region’s best examples of basins framed by mountain ranges. This area contains numerous objects of national significance including: Native American trails, rock shelters, lithic scatters, and a site that could yield important new information about early peoples in the Great Basin; the White River Narrows Archeological District (in 1976 this petroglyph-rich area was added to the National Register of Historic Places); and 19th Century settlement sites along with ranching and mining sites.

Read more on the Friends of Basin and Range website.

From the blog

  • 12.8.16

    CLF Statement On Senator Harry Reid’s Historic Contributions To Conservation

    Las Vegas, Nev. (December 8, 2016) – The Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) hailed Senator Harry Reid’s historic contributions to wildlife and land conservation in America following the Senator’s farewell address to the chamber today. The group cited the Senator’s dedication and legislative acumen over his long career in public service, … read more

  • 07.22.16

    Celebrating Latino Conservation Week

    2016 marks the third annual Latino Conservation Week, an initiative of Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) to harness the Latino community’s passion for the outdoors and spotlight its role in conservation.  It started with just 17 partners and 17 events.  Now, there are over 100 partners and events that are engaging Latino … read more

  • 03.11.16

    Home for Art: Basin & Range National Monument

    Nevada’s Basin and Range National Monument has always been a home for art. The monument–which President Obama designated just last summer using the Antiquities Act–surrounds artist Michael Heizer’s mile-long land art project City. But Basin and Range has also inspired other artists. One artist, Checko Salgado, was inspired to start an organization called … read more

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