Welcome to the Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club. 

We invite you to participate with us and our regional groups in outings, events, and conservation activities throughout Nevada and the California portion of the eastern Sierra Nevada. Our Chapter's contains the heart of the nation's public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service.  Some of the nation's premier wilderness and park lands are to be found here.  Most of our activities are open to all to enjoy, but by joining Sierra Club you will help protect our legacy of accessible, scenic lands and help provide clean air and water for citizens, visitors, and wildlife.

Toiyabe Chapter Action Alert: Hands Off Our Public Land

Nevada Citizens Rally in Support of Public Lands before the NV Legislature on March 2.

Keep Public Lands in Public Hands

Your voice is needed to protect our public lands.

     Action: Urge your state legislator to vote no on SJR 1

SJR 1 "Urges Congress to enact legislation transferring title to certain public lands to the State of Nevada in accordance with the report prepared by the Nevada Land Management Task Force."

Contact your representative today!

     https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/78th2015/A/

Your personal comment on this bill will help make a difference.  The above link to the Nevada Legislature's website makes this VERY easy. Click on the link, enter SJR1 where it asks for the bill number or chose from the drop-down list; check the "against" button; make a comment about why you oppose SJR1; give your name and address so they can deliver your comments to your own representative. Click here to get the facts on our pubic lands and SJR1.

In addition, you can email your own senator and representative asking them to vote NO on SJR1 and encourage your friends to do so.  Find who your legislator is using the following link:
     https://www.leg.state.nv.us/division/research/library/faq/whichlegislatorrepresents.html

 

   – Don't Let this happen to our public lands –
No TrespassingBackground on the State takeover of public lands


Throughout the west, including Nevada, conservative lawmakers are introducing bills demanding that the federal government turn over public lands to the states. These are lands specifically reserved for all the people of the United States. These are the places where we go to enjoy our wild Nevada: where we hike, bike, hunt, fish, camp, and explore. These are places critical for wildlife, for clean water supplies, for conserving our natural resources. For many of us, these public lands are the reason we love the Silver State.

In Nevada, the 2013 Legislature ordered a task force to "study the feasibility" of transferring federal lands to state or private ownership.  The task force report, completed last summer, lays out a plan to transfer federal lands to the state that could limit access to public lands, degrade wildlife habitat and other natural resources, and probably cost our state plenty of money.

Lands slated for transfer include areas used by all of us for outdoor recreation.  Restricting public use of these lands would severely impact the billions in consumer spending and state and local taxes contributed by outdoor recreation. Nevada has a poor history of keeping lands in public hands. At statehood, the state was given 2.7 million acres. It sold and traded its way down to 3,000 acres today. If our public lands end up in state hands, will they just be sold to the highest bidder, including mining and oil interests?

The task force underestimates the costs of wild horse management and fighting wildfires- currently two of the BLM's biggest costs. Do they really think our cash-strapped state can afford to fight fires on millions of acres of state and private land- fires that are becoming larger and more frequent?  
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Check out our information-packed handout on public lands in Nevada — download and circulate to friends:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z6123imbv9uoib1/public_lands_handout.pdf?n=242760479

Date Event More Information
Sat, 03/28/2015 Petersen Mountain Hike
8:00 AM

Sat, 04/04/2015 Pine Creek, Red Rock Canyon NCA
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Pine Creek, Las Vegas, NV 89161, USA
Mon, 04/06/2015 Pine Creek Fern Canyon, Red Rock Canyon NCA
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Las Vegas, NV, USA
Sat, 04/11/2015 Chapter Executive Committee Meeting
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Toiyabe Chapter ExCom Meeting for Spring 2015
Sat, 04/18/2015 Children's Discovery Trail/Lost Creek, Red Rock Canyon NCA
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Lost Creek, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, La Madre Spring, Las Vegas, NV 89161, USA
Mon, 04/20/2015 Brownstone Canyon, Red Rock Canyon NCA
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Las Vegas, NV, USA
Sat, 04/25/2015 Come to GREENFest!
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Sat, 05/02/2015 Bonanza trail, Spring Mountains NRA (aka Mt Charleston)
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Las Vegas, NV, USA
Wed, 05/06/2015 New Member Orientation
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

2330 Paseo Del Prado #109, Las Vegas, NV 89102, USA
Mon, 05/11/2015 Potato Knoll, Red Rock Canyon NCA
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Las Vegas, NV, USA
Sat, 05/16/2015 Lovell Canyon
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Lovell Canyon Road, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Tue, 06/02/2015 Municipal Election Day
7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Sat, 06/06/2015 Fletcher Peak, Spring Mountains NRA (aka Mt Charleston)
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Las Vegas, NV, USA
Mon, 06/08/2015 Big Falls, Kyle Canyon
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Las Vegas, NV, USA
Mon, 06/22/2015 Rain Tree, Kyle Canyon
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Las Vegas, NV, USA

Drive Electric Vehicle Event - a “Juice Bar Crawl”

“A Personal Inquiry and Response to Climate Change”

Red Mountain Drive, Black Mountain Court, Boulder City, NV

Cathedral Rock, Kyle Canyon, Spring Mountains NRA (aka Mt Charleston)

Fletcher Peak, Spring Mountains NRA (aka Mt Charleston)

Upper Bristlecone Trail, Spring Mountains NRA (aka Mt Charleston)

Fall Mixer: Tacos Under The Stars

Nevada Hot Springs, near Hoover Dam (NV side)

Best of Valley of Fire

Annual Las Vegas ICO Friendraiser

Get Outdoors Nevada Day

Arches at Sunrise Mt, east of LV

Top of LaMadre Ridge, Red Rock Canyon NCA

Gateway Canyon, Red Rock Canyon NCA

Aviation nation hike, east of LV

New Member Orientation

South Pinto Valley area, Lake Mead NRA

Frenchman Mt, east of LV

Little Zion, Red Rock Canyon NCA

Kingman Wash #1, near Hoover Dam (AZ side)

Sloan Canyon NCA

Fortification Hill, near Hoover Dam (AZ side)

Winter Mixer: Turkey Grill Under The Stars

Railroad Tunnels, Lake Mead NRA

Valley of Fire State Park

Arnight Trail to Pine Creek, Red Rock Canyon NCA

Kingman Wash# 2, near Hoover Dam (AZ side)

Sunrise Mt, east of LV

Hangover Hike, Red Rock Canyon NCA

Rainbow Gardens, East LV

The Muffins, Red Rock Canyon NCA

North Valley of Fire

Anniversary Narrows, Lake Mead NRA

The Best of Valley of Fire

MEET & GREET with the Toiyabe ExCom

Submit your climbing adventures

Desert Creek Peak

Potato Knoll, Red Rock Canyon NCA

Full Moon Rising Snowshoe

Petersen Mountain Day Hike

Echo Bay Eagle hike

Red Spring Thrust Fault, Red Rock Canyon NCA

Winter Conditioning Hike

Sunset Park, urban hike and lunch

Black Mountain Peak, McCullough Range, Henderson

Fire Canyon, Valley of Fire State Park

Executive Committee Meeting

Cottonwood Cove marina, Lake Mead NRA. Cottonwood Cove Eco-Walk, a desert clean-up winter service project.

Calico Hills Trail West, Red Rock Canyon NCA

Gypsum Cave, Sunrise Mt (East LV)

Natural Arches, Sunrise Mt (East LV)

Pah-Rum Peak Hike

Rubicon Trail Hike

Le Madre, Red Rock Canyon NCA

Rawe Peak Hike

Waterfall Canyon, Red Rock Canyon NCA

Petersen Mountain Hike

Pine Creek, Red Rock Canyon NCA

Pine Creek Fern Canyon, Red Rock Canyon NCA

Chapter Executive Committee Meeting

Children's Discovery Trail/Lost Creek, Red Rock Canyon NCA

Brownstone Canyon, Red Rock Canyon NCA

Come to GREENFest!

Bonanza trail, Spring Mountains NRA (aka Mt Charleston)

New Member Orientation

Potato Knoll, Red Rock Canyon NCA

Lovell Canyon

Municipal Election Day

Fletcher Peak, Spring Mountains NRA (aka Mt Charleston)

Big Falls, Kyle Canyon

Rain Tree, Kyle Canyon