Water Quality Award Presented to Tahoe Group

January 23, 2007

NDEP LogoLAKE TAHOE — The Tahoe Water Suppliers Association (TWSA), has been recognized by the State of Nevada for its protection of the water quality of Lake Tahoe, a primary source of drinking water for the region.  Read the rest of this entry »


Wal-Mart awards grants to State Parks

January 18, 2007

(State Parks) CARSON CITY, Nev.–The Wal-Marts in Fallon and Carson Valley announced yesterday two cash grants awarded to the Nevada Division of State Parks.  Read the rest of this entry »

Fire, Ice and a Historic Nevada Cannon Outdoor snow sculpting competition comes to Ely

January 3, 2007

White Pine Fire and Ice Show Sculpture(State Parks) ELY, Nev.—The wonders of winter are coming to Ely, Nevada. What has quickly become a national event, the White Pine Fire and Ice Show, now in its third year, is a highly visual, two-day snow- and ice-sculpture competition followed by a fireworks display over a frozen, high-desert lake. Read the rest of this entry »

Nevada’s Bats

January 2, 2007

Nevada Bat Photo by Jennifer NewmarkAerial mammals are perched on the state’s conservation radar

By Bob Conrad
This article originally appeared in RLIFE Magazine, November 2006.

It’s furry, hungry and the victim of stereotypes. The Brazilian free-tailed bat, Tadarida brasiliensis, is one of Nevada’s 23 bat species and has a part-time home in the Truckee Meadows. The small, flying mammal plays an important ecological role, one that has the interest of wildlife biologists and conservationists who are trying to spread the word about one of the state’s most misunderstood creatures. Read the rest of this entry »