Nearly 10,000 years ago, as massive glaciers began their northward retreat, vast swaths of the upper Midwest and Canada were given a gift of monumental proportions that is in danger of being erased by anthropogenic activity.
The Prairie Potholes Region covers nearly 350,000 square miles is an intricately interconnected ecosystem that demonstrates the adage that whole is greater than the sum of the parts. In their infant state, scientists believe the pothole region may have been comprised of nearly 49 million acres of shallow wetland areas which is greater than the Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut combined.
Click here to view the Virginia City and Gold Hill – Wastewater Systems Improvements Project, Draft Environmental Assessment.
Click here to view the Upper Truckee River – Sunset Stables, Draft Environmental Assessment.
Click here to view the Third and Incline, Phase II Final Environmental Assessment.
Sagebrush habitats are declining due to wildfire followed by cheatgrass invasion and expansion of pinon-juniper woodlands into the sagebrush habitats. Other anthropogenic impacts include land development and agriculture, etc. Since 2004, Nevadan’s have been working to develop a state-wide strategy to preclude the need to list the species because the USFWS must re-evaluate the status of the Greater Sage-grouse by September 30, 2015.