News & Media

  • NEWSLETTER

Over the years, much has been written about this area, including research and human experiences. Those articles will continue to be added as they are sourced, creating a virtual database on one location for the Black Rock Desert – High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trail National Conservation Area.

Feature Stories:

  • Fly Ranch Nature Walk Join us as we take a walk through the unique landscape of Fly Ranch, home to many species of wildlife, dozens of springs and beautiful geysers.
  • Updates from the Black Rock April 2019 April Newsletter: Upcoming events, staff changes, and partner information.
  • Highway 447 Cleanup Highway 447 Cleanup is on May 5th. Meet at the Friends office @ 9:00am to help restore the highway. We’ve got pickers and bags.
  • Guru Road Restoration 2019 Guru Road Restoration 2019 starts at 10:00am on April 28th. Come when you can to help fix up the art and clean up the area.
  • Public Comments Burning Man Permits Burning Man’s BLM Special Recreation Permit is up for the 10 year renewal. The BLM is accepting public comments about the draft environmental impact statement and specifically plans regarding Black Rock City’s population.
  • 2019 Artist in Residence – Deadline Approaching! All the information you need for the 2019 Artist-in-Residence program.


Other News:

  • Highway 447 Cleanup Highway 447 Cleanup is on May 5th. Meet at the Friends office @ 9:00am to help restore the highway. We’ve got pickers and bags.
  • Updates from the Black Rock January 2019 Updates from the Black Rock: Welcome new Executive Director; new shop hours; Artist in Residence 2018 showings, new summer programs, and volunteer needs.
  • BLM Fire Wood Permits BLM firewood permits available at multiple locations CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District is continuing to sell firewood cutting permits at multiple locations. Pinyon Pine and Utah Juniper permits are $10 a cord. Only dead trees – standing or down may be cut. Permits are valid ...
  • Duck Hill and Chimney 2 wildfires both started by target shooting CARSON CITY, Nev. – Yesterday, Bureau of Land Management Fire Investigators determined the causes of both the Duck Hill and Chimney 2 wildfires was target shooting. The Duck Hill fire started at approximately 11:40 a.m., at Duck Hill in Washoe Valley and the Chimney 2 fire started at approximately 12:40 p.m., ...
  • Fire Restrictions August 1, 2018 BLM Winnemucca District and USFS Santa Rosa Ranger District go into fire restrictions Effective Aug. 1 WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – Stage 1 fire restrictions will go into effect on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 12:01 a.m. and last until further notice on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca District ...
  • Black Rock Station Opens July 12 GERLACH, Nev. — The Black Rock Visitor’s Contact Center, located at 200 Transfer Road Gerlach, NV, will be opening for the 2018 season Thursday, July 12. The center weekly operating hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday through Saturday.  It will be closed Sunday through Wednesday each week. At the Black Rock Station, BLM personnel offer ...
  • Burning Man EIS – Permit Renewal WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management is asking for public comment on the proposed activities related to a 10-year Special Recreation Permit (SRP) for the Burning Man Event. The BLM Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office, published a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing the ...
  • Nevada Outdoor Experience 2018 Join Friends of Black Rock – High Rock at this free family event designed to excite and inspire the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts and conservationists. What:  Nevada Outdoor Experience 2018 When:  Saturday, June 16th, 9AM-1PM Where:  Capital City Gun Club in Carson City, 3590 Arrowhead Drive Organized by the Wild Sheep Foundation and ...
  • Black Rock-High Rock NCA Schedules Road Maintenance WINNEMUCCA DISTRICT OFFICE, NV, 2018 CONTACT: Mark Hall, mehall@blm.gov, 775-623-1529 WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – Beginning May 13, 2018, the Winnemucca District Bureau of Land Management, with assistance from the Vale District Bureau of Land Management, will be doing road maintenance in and around the Black Rock-High Rock National Conservation Area.  Crews will initially be focusing on the ...
  • Bureau of Land Management names Ester McCullough as Winnemucca District Manager RENO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management has selected Ester McCullough as the new District Manager for the Winnemucca District. She begins this assignment today and replaces Robbie McAboy, who has being acting District Manager since December 18, 2017. McAboy will return to her duties managing the BLM Southern Nevada ...
  • Leave No Trace Trainer Course w/NOS Join Friends of Black Rock – High Rock and Nevada Outdoor School in the Black Rock Desert for a fun, beautiful, and informative weekend learning about and practicing Leave No Trace ethics. When: Saturday, June 9th – Sunday, June 10th (Course will begin at 9:00AM at the Friends of Black Rock / ...
  • High Rock Canyon Closure Notice WINNEMUCCA DISTRICT OFFICE, NV CONTACT: K. C. Shedden, kshedden@blm.gov, 775-623-1500 WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office, will implement a seasonal road closure February 1 to May 12 on the High Rock Canyon Road. The closure will only apply to vehicle use. This closure, which has gone into effect each year ...

Advocacy:
  • Public Comments Burning Man Permits Burning Man’s BLM Special Recreation Permit is up for the 10 year renewal. The BLM is accepting public comments about the draft environmental impact statement and specifically plans regarding Black Rock City’s population.
  • Public Comment Period: Purdue Orbital Launch and Loon LLC EAS open public comment period for a rocket launch and balloon retrieval to be completed by Purdue University students and Loon LLC. Comments are due by March 25.
  • Call to Action for Nevada’s Sage-grouse. The sage-grouse was petitioned for protection under the Endangered Species Act and is on course to make a listing decision by fall of 2015. Become informed and make a difference!
  • Public Lands: Protect vs. Drill New Poll: Voters Favor Protecting Public Lands Over Drilling Them Posted: 17 Jun 2013 01:38 PM PDT A poll released today by the Center for American Progress shows strong evidence that Americans believe energy development and land conservation are out of balance. It also demonstrates that there is a wide gap between ...

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