Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area lies in the Mojave Desert just west of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nevada's first National Conservation Area protects almost 200,000 acres of sandstone cliffs, Limestone Mountains and open desert. A 13 mile long scenic drive offers visitors stunning vistas and over 30 miles of hiking trails. The Conservation Area also includes world class rock climbing, as well as mountain bike and horseback trails.
There will be a Grants Recepetion featuring Friends of Red Rock Canyon. Plan to attend on Tuesday December 10th from 5-7pm at REI Boca Park. Register at www.rei.com/bocapark. Everyone is welcome to attend!
The Bureau of Land Management, Elko District would like to remind the public that it is illegal to remove archaeological artifacts from public lands. Artifacts are most often thought of as prehistoric (pre-European contact) – items such as arrowheads, grinding stones, and artistically modified stones. But, artifacts are also historic–they are the remains of American history across the landscape. Historic artifacts can range from old gun casings to railroad ties, glass bottles and fragments to mining tools and equipment, horse tack to enamelware bowls, tools and farming gear, and any form of household goods. Archaeological artifacts on public lands belong to all American citizens – not just the person who finds them on the ground. But even more important, they are an essential tool in the understanding of how we as people have - through time - related to our landscape. Often these small pieces of history give us our only tools to know what a site was used for, how old the site is, who lived there, and many other questions. By collecting artifacts, you deprive others the pleasure of seeing our history. A collected artifact in a personal home may only allow for 10 to 20 visitors, whereas an artifact left for all to see will be seen by an indefinite amount of people. The Archaeological Resources Protection Act protects artifacts more than 100 years in age, with few exceptions. So, if you find an artifact, please admire it, take a picture, enjoy the location where you found it, but LEAVE IT THERE! If you aren’t sure if it is too old to pick up legally…leave it there! Please set the right example for all who visit public lands.
Friends of Red Rock Canyon store now has our 2013 VISIONS OF RED ROCK calendar for sale. This made-in-America, limited edition calendar features entries from the 2012 Annual Red Rock Photo Contest. Click on STORE then BOOKS to order yours before they disappear. Also, see what’s new by clicking on ‘Store’. Items include clothing, books, hats, patches, pins and other items that are great for you or as gifts.
Applications for the Veteran's Day Installation are needed by April 15, 2014. These applications can be downloaded from our web site: Memorial Walkway page or by calling 702-515-5360 and asking that a application be mailed or faxed to you.