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Walking Box Ranch

Walking Box Ranch – Past, Present and Future

WALKING BOX RANCH - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE A Unique Heritage by Judy Bundorf and Jim Stanger Nestled in the heart of the proposed Avi Kwa Ame National Monument, Walking Box Ranch represents a microcosm of Nevada history, including ranching, mining, entertainment, politics, and more recently, conservation of the flora and fauna of the Mojave … Continue reading Walking Box Ranch – Past, Present and Future

Carbon Sequestration in our Desert Lands

Carbon Sequestration in our Desert Lands

CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN OUR DESERT LANDS Essential to California's 30X30 Initiative by Susy Boyd Background California's laudable efforts to conserve 30% of our state's lands and coastal waters by 2030 have not been lost on our desert region. In fact, a small but steadfast collection of environmental groups and scientists have been working over the … Continue reading Carbon Sequestration in our Desert Lands

Species on the Edge of Extinction

SPECIES ON THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION Conservation of Aquatic Biodiversity in the Great Basin by Patrick Donnelly The Great Basin is among the driest regions in North America, and yet is blessed with abundant springs which punctuate the landscape's corrugated basin-and-range topography. In particular, the Great Basin has the densest concentration of thermal spring features … Continue reading Species on the Edge of Extinction

Joshua Trees – a Tangled Past: an Uncertain Future

JOSHUA TREES A Tangled Past: An Uncertain Future by Arch McCulloch Most residents and visitors to the high desert consider themselves familiar with Joshua trees. Ubiquitous in some areas, they are arguably the signature species of the Mojave Desert. It may be surprising then, to review past and present uncertainties surrounding these trees. Yucca brevifolia … Continue reading Joshua Trees – a Tangled Past: an Uncertain Future

Corporate Sustainability has Failed Us: Now What?

CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY HAS FAILED US: Now What? by Roland Geyer This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the seminal event that propelled environmentalism out of its niche existence and into the global mainstream. The Rio Conference set off an avalanche of governmental, civic, and corporate environmental activities and … Continue reading Corporate Sustainability has Failed Us: Now What?