Arizona & Nevada - Lake Mead
State: Arizona, Nevada
Region: on the border of Arizona and Nevada
Description: Lake Mead was once considered the largest reservoir in the U.S., with 28 million acre-feet of water. Unfortunately, because of increasing droughts, growing demand, and flawed political projections, Lake Mead has not reached full capacity since 1983. Continue Reading..
Colorado River Basin
State: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
Region: Colorado River Basin
Description: The Colorado River alone supplies drinking water to 40 million Americans, irrigates 5.5 million acres of farmland, and injects more than $1 billion annually in the region’s recreation and tourism economy. In April of 2013 the Colorado River was named the most endangered river in the country. An outdated system is promising more water than it can supply to a growing number of uses. The river is the major water artery in the Southwest, a region that is drier than the deserts of North Africa. In spite of the lack of rainfall and very high summer temperatures, this dry desert is now home to tens of millions of people and includes some of the major agricultural areas in the United States... read more
Nevada - Elko – Gold
State: Nevada
Region: Elko Nevada
Description: Nevada is the third largest gold producer in the world after South Africa (first) and Australia (second). Current mining operations have disturbed more than 100,400 acres of land in Nevada. Some gold mining pits are so large that they can be seen from outer space... read more
Nevada - Ely  - Transmission Corridor
State: Nevada
Description: EcoFlight worked with the Nevada Wilderness Project to survey the Southwest Intertie Project (SWIP), a massive transmission line slated to run from Idaho to Las Vegas. "EcoFlight's timely help was critical to our ability to make this progress," said John Wallin, Director of the Nevada Wilderness Project... read more
Nevada - Gold Butte National Monument
State: Nevada
Description: The 300,000-acre Gold Butte National Monument was designated by President Obama in December, 2016 following a decade of public efforts to protect historical and cultural resources in these rugged mountains, Joshua tree and Mojave yucca forests, outcroppings of sandstone and braided washes that turn into slot canyons.
Nevada - Las Vegas - Urban  Sprawl
State: Nevada
Region: Las Vegas County
Description: Las Vegas, the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States, exemplifies the problems of rampant urban sprawl. Here, one can see the impact of urban sprawl, characterized by its casinos, amusement attractions, and the enormous hotels that double as entertainment parks... read more
Nevada, Pine Forest Range
State: Nevada
Description: The Pine Forest Range in Northern Nevada has long been a point of destination for anglers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts. Presently, the range, including Blue Lakes, is dotted by BLM wilderness study areas which, in place since the late 70s, often disallow for much needed conservation work... read more