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Public Lands Institute

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  • UNLV provides stewardship of Walking Box Ranch (WBR) by providing a caretaker who oversees the property, facilitating use of the property by researchers and educators, developing a use and research policy for the property, and coordinating these activities with BLM and in accordance with TNC restrictions.
  • UNLV currently addresses security issues for the property through the presence of the caretaker and two Metro Officers who reside on the property in two recreational vehicles.
  • UNLV is working with new BLM employees Glen Marsh and Audrey Asselin to address continuing deterioration of the ranch house. UNLV has suggested to BLM that they investigate using SAR funds to address this issue as soon as possible.
  • Visits to the ranch this quarter included: 15 workers from the Great Basin Institute, UNLV History department faculty member Dr. Deirdre Clemente and students of her Public History Course (10), 27 docents from the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, 14 seniors from the Clark County Parks and Recreation, 3 people from the general public, 9 members of a local auto enthusiast club, representatives from UNLV Engineering worked on the weather station, BLM employees Ed Giagni and Carolyn Shelton, 2 BLM employees Glen Marsh and Audrey Asselin, Geotechnical contractors (3) onsite for exploratory drilling at the ranch and 2 tortoise monitors, ~40 UNLV History faculty and students and members of the general public for a Public History demonstration on research projects, and 4 members of the Fitzpatrick family.

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Historic buildings – Conservation and restoration; Historic preservation; Historic sites – Interpretive programs; Historic sites – Management; Nevada – Searchlight; Ranches; Water – Analysis


American Popular Culture | American Studies | Architecture | Arts and Humanities | Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Historic Preservation and Conservation

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