Be a Happy Camper this June

Picture yourself surrounded by nature…hiking, birding, bike riding, rafting, or fishing for your lunch during the day, and relaxing, sitting around a campfire, singing songs, counting shooting stars, toasting marshmallows, and drinking hot chocolate by night. June is National Camping Month, and with campgrounds at 17 of Nevada’s State Parks, spanning every corner of the State, you can enjoy just about any type of camping adventure you choose. Continue reading

Nevada Department of Conservation & Natural Resources joins in celebrating 50 years of National Trails System

With the passage of the National Trails System Act on June 2, 1968, America received an incredible gift – the creation and protection of extraordinary trails to discover, explore, and connect with nature. With approximately 2,485 miles of national trails throughout the Silver State, the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is excited to “wear our hearts on our backpacks” as we join the country in celebrating five decades of the National Trails System. Continue reading

Celebrating the Wonders of Wetlands in Nevada

Wetlands: Hot Creek Pool in NevadaWetlands are the link between land and water – where the flow of water, the cycling of nutrients, and the energy of the sun meet to produce highly productive ecosystems with unique plant and animal life. In recognition of American Wetlands Month in May, the Nevada Natural Heritage Program is providing education on the vital importance of wetlands to Nevada’s ecological, economic, and social health. Continue reading