Post expires at 7:59am on Monday May 8th, 2017
Hello Reno Gem and Mineral Society,
I am contacting you to let you know about a proposal from the BLM that is going to close millions of acres to protect the sage grouse. This affects Nevada. I’ve given you three links; Proposal Alert, Interactive Map and Written Concerns. The Proposal Alert link shows the alert notice. The map shows areas to be closed. For example, I looked closely and found that the McDermitt areas will be closed to both digging and off-highway driving. And lastly, the Written Concerns link shows how to voice your written concerns.
The public has through March 30th to submit written concerns.
Post expires at 9:40am on Sunday April 9th, 2017
Great news for anyone who likes to use USGS Maps when they are out and about! National Geographic has announced a FREE site to download AND print quad maps. If you are interested, check this out: http://www.natgeomaps.com/trail-maps/pdf-quads Page one of the print is an overview of that specific quad. Pages 2-5 is the quadrant broken down for printing. The one I checked out was from 1997 but a lot of the roads we still use are on them.
The site is pretty self explanatory and you can zoom in pretty quickly. Let us know what you think.
Twice a year we have a wonderful event called the Artisan Craft Fair, featuring items sold by our members. We have the fabulous “Wheel of Fortune” for the younger crowd, where everyone is a winner!
Post expires at 11:19am on Tuesday November 29th, 2016
TOWN HALL MEETING
Pershing Co. Lands Bill
The Pershing Co. Board of Commissioners will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:00 p.m., at the Pershing Co. Community Center, 820 6th St., Lovelock, Nv. The meeting will focus on discussion and comments related to wilderness, wildlife and orhter special interests affected by the proposed Wilderness Lands Bill (Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act). Specific topics of discussion and comment will include, but are not limited, to the following: Disposal of Specified BLM Lands; Disposition of Proceeds; Authorized Land Conveyances; Conveyance of Specified BLM Lands to Pershing County (Unionville Cemetery); Designation of Specified Wilderness Areas; and Release of Selected Wilderness Study Ares. (there will be another meeting on May 18,2016, for overview of all three meetings)
Maps, Fact Sheets and the draft bill can be found at: http://www.pershingcounty.net (County Services-Pershing County Lands)
URGENT CALL TO ACTION PLEASE SHARE WITH EVERY GOLD CLUB AND MINING CLAIM OWNER: Mining claim owners……….BLM has just released its new 2017 budget proposal and guess what, they are attempting again to eliminate the small miners waiver. For those … Continue reading
Our guest speaker for October was Gary Atkins. Gary is a member of our Society and also an experienced field trip participant. Gary spoke on preparation of materials we all should think about taking with us into the field.
Gary brought one of his “emergency” backpacks he carries when with him at all times. Attached is a suggested “list” of survival items to thing about for your “survival” pack.
Post expires at 6:00pm on Sunday April 12th, 2015