Photos and Article By: Cathy Kozmary and Andrea Wirth
The Red Rock Audubon Society (RRAS) organized a group of volunteers who spent a morning on March 27th filling in open fence posts in the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge (https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Pahranagat/). Red Rock Audubon’s mission is to bring people together for the conservation and enjoyment of birds, other wildlife, and the natural world throughout Southern Nevada and neighboring areas. This event is a part of ensuring this mission is accomplished.
by Fred Bell
Jim Boone is a well known figure within the Southern Nevada conservation community and was instrumental in getting the Gold Butte and the Basin and Range areas declared national monuments by President Obama in 2016. For the past few years he has traveled the Nevada back-country knocking down old mining claim markers and saving birds.
The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (NDCNR) announced Dr. Kristen Averyt as Nevada’s first State Climate Policy Coordinator. Dr. Averyt will play a key role in developing policy, budget, and technology pathways to help Nevada address climate change and reduce greenhouse emissions in all sectors of Nevada’s economy, including leveraging the expertise available across the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). This critical role is supported through a grant to the State of Nevada from the US Climate Alliance in partnership with NSHE.
David Yarnold, CEO of the National Audubon Society wrote in 2018, “When you protect birds, you protect the planet. And each one of us has the power to make things better for birds. You are what hope looks like to a bird. “
As a chapter, Red Rock Audubon has joined over 500 organizations supporting the Migratory Bird Protection Act. Chapter members have individually written to or called their Congressional Representatives and Senators urging their support of the MBPA. To date, Representative Titus and Representative Horsford are co-sponsoring HR 5552 in the House of Representatives.