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SNU rally at Weed Heights June 2019 photos

SNU rally at Weed Heights June 2019 – 

Surf 'n Steak on the way!

 

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BLM versus encroaching civilization

With towns in Northern Nevada growing, the BLM reports more unauthorized uses of federal public land. Daniel Rothberg – “The more people we get concentrated in an area, the more these issues seem to be surfacing,” Wilkins said during an interview at the Carson City District before Memorial Day weekend.

The BLM district has also seen an inexplicable uptick in abandoned vehicles. Where the local BLM officers used to see five or 10 abandoned vehicles, they have reported 47 this fiscal year.

Across the Mountain West, more and more residents are purchasing homes near undeveloped land, especially as cities and even rural towns push the rural interface outward toward wildland.

“[One] thing that we’ve been talking about is doing some educational workshops with real estate agents so that they can help their clients identify potential pitfalls,” Wilkins said. “A lot of people want to live next to public lands, but they don’t always think about the things that can happen on the adjacent public lands — dirt biking, hiking, the horse use, vegetation removal projects, fire.”

It’s not only those living near public lands extending their property with a bit too much vigor, it those who want to visit – unless, of course, you like partis.

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