Nevada’s Hidden Treasure- 25th Anniversary Edition
In the mid-1990’s, only a handful of Forest Service Wilderness Areas protected the wild integrity of Nevada’s American public lands. Friends of Nevada Wilderness and other groups stepped forward to educate the public of the importance of protecting the wilderness of Nevada’s BLM managed lands. This grassroot effort pulled-together photography from throughout Nevada, compelling music by Philip Elcano and Walkin’ Jim Stoltz, and hundreds of volunteer hours to create this stunning audio visual presentation. When finished, Nevada’s Hidden Treasure traveled throughout the west in a clumsy and heavy package that included two slide projectors, a dissolve unit, speakers, an AV tape player, and a bulky screen. Nevada’s Hidden Treasure was well received by the public wherever it was shown. This program helped coalesce the citizen efforts to create the sublime wilderness of the Black Rock High Rock National Conservation Area, the majestic BLM mountain wilderness areas of eastern Nevada, and protected desert wilderness areas surrounding Las Vegas. Friends of Nevada Wilderness remastered Nevada’s Hidden Treasure to video so that a new generation of public land enthusiasts can learn about the diversity of Nevada’s BLM managed wild lands.
“Wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.”― Edward Abbey
To learn more about Nevada’s BLM managed wild lands highlighted in this video, go to Flickr and search for Friends of Nevada Wilderness/Albums/Nevada’s Hidden Treasure, or copy and click following address into a search engine: