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

  • 04.26.17

    Conservation Lands Foundation’s Statement on So-Called Review of National Monuments

    Durango, Colo. (April 26, 2017) – In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on the review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act, the Conservation Lands Foundation issued the following statement from John Wallin, Acting Executive Director: “This “review” of national monuments is a waste of time and money.  … read more

  • 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

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