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Public Lands Institute

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  • UNLV participated in the two-day 65% Design Development project meeting and assisted in planning and design of the future WBR museum and field/research station.
  • UNLV held several internal meetings to advance planning for IT and security at the ranch.
  • UNLV (Cline) and BLM (McAboy) have begun a series of meetings regarding updating the current Task Order, requesting a two-year no-cost extension for the two Assistance Agreements, and to develop a concept plan for the future WBR operating agreement between BLM and UNLV.
  • Weather station progress included adding a Pyrheliometer that measures solar radiation received to the station. Progress was made in making past weather information available via the website, and two technical papers on renewable energy were submitted for publication.
  • UNLV has begun funding a UNLV photography project at the ranch that involves documenting historic land use in the Mojave Desert.
  • Progress on the Multimedia Field Guides project that will develop and disseminate a modern geological and environmental field guide includes: 1) remote sensing and geologic data collection for the WBR area, 2) development of a preliminary geologic/surface-type map of the region, and 3) testing of technology at the field site.
  • PLI educators (Allison Brody and Amy Page) will submit an application to the Clark County School District (CCSD) for a Professional Development workshop on Environmental Literacy in April 2011. The workshop, which will be held at the ranch, will be directed at sixth, seventh, and ninth grade teachers who teach earth science, life science and environmental science, and offer one professional development credit.
  • A final business plan was received by UNLV from Dornbusch and Associates, and was disseminated to BLM and AECOM team leaders. UNLV and BLM will meet to discuss the plan in April 2011.

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Curriculum planning; Environmental education; Environmental literacy; Historic buildings; Historic sites – Management; Meteorological stations; Museums – Planning; Nevada – Searchlight; Ranches; United States – Mojave Desert


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