Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Forged under a deep ocean, the rocks of Red Rock Canyon in the Mojave Desert, Nevada, were created by an abundance of rich marine life flourishing and finally depositing shells and skeletons more than 9,000 feet thick. This is just the beginning of the story of how Red Rock Canyon came to be.

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.

HELP KEEP RED ROCK CANYON A GRAFFITI FREE ZONE

Volunteer for the Graffiti Removal Team and join the effort to eliminate these ugly stains from the Canyon. Graffiti breeds graffiti. Help us wipe it out.

Red Rock Canyon belongs to the American people. Preserving this wonderful area for our children and grandchildren is everyone’s responsibility. No one person can do it alone. We need your help. Contact John Minardi or Frank Grace to find out more or to join the team!

Our work sessions begin at the Visitor Center at 9 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. Call or email me (information below) if you’d like to join our team. Dress for the weather conditions and bring your favorite pair of gloves. We will provide all tools as well as water and snacks.

Just send me an email or call if you’d like to come out. Doyle Wayman — 702 219.3853 dwayman@friendsofredrockcanyon.org Email — preserve@friendsofredrockcanyon.org Donate at http://www.friendsofredrockcanyon.org/graffiti.php

Please report any graffiti you see to 702-293-8932. We can’t remove it if we don’t know it’s there.

DEDICATION WALKWAY

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 sent to you.

BURRO HERD

Have you driven to Blue Diamond? There is a small herd, generally between 3 to 7 burros, that graze in the ballfield. Please observe them from a distance... too many burros are killed on the roads as they have learned to associate cars and people with food. Burros are notorious for their begging skills. Never feed them - it's almost like signing a death warrant.

LOVE IT AND LEAVE IT ON YOUR PUBLIC LAND

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. 


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