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  • UNLV provides stewardship of Walking Box Ranch (WBR) by employing 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 Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers who reside on the property in two recreational vehicles.
  • UNLV continues to work with BLM, supplying content for interpretation at the future WBR museum.
  • BLM visited the ranch on 7/05/12 and again on 10/02/12 to conduct a preliminary safety inventory for an audit that will occur in October. Most issues identified during the visit will be corrected during construction and renovation; all others have been or are in the process of being corrected.
  • Visits to the ranch this quarter included: 32 people from the Red Rock/Sloan Field Office (under the Southern Nevada District Office of the BLM) and staff from the Red Rock Interpretative Association and Friends of Red Rock organizations.


Historic buildings – Conservation and restoration; Historic buildings – Security measures; Historic preservation; Historic sites – Management; Nevada – Searchlight; Ranches; Tourists; Walking Box Ranch (Searchlight; Nev.)


American Popular Culture | Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Historic Preservation and Conservation




Financial Assistance Agreement #FAA080093

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