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Public Lands Institute

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Las Vegas, NV

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This Project Compendium contains products resulting from a multi-year cooperative effort between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Vegas Field Office and University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Between 2008 and 2013, the BLM and UNLV Public Lands Institute continued their endeavors to preserve Walking Box Ranch and utilize its vast historic and scientific resources for education, research, and training. Deliberate and careful strategic and business planning; design and development; and the collection of priceless artifacts, photographs, and stories began, and these efforts are ongoing today. Funding by the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (SNPLMA) Capital Improvement program awarded to the BLM made FAA080094 possible.

In the process of providing advice for the design and construction of a museum and field research and training center at Walking Box Ranch, countless stories of fame, ranching in the desert, escape, searching for riches, and of an ecosystem have been collected. Together, the BLM and UNLV can create a destination where the shared discovery of past, present, and future creates powerful connections between people and place. A thoughtful and passionate team has been assembled to lay the foundation for what Walking Box Ranch will become for future visitors. It is our hope that with a deeper understanding of the past we can come to understand the future and appreciate the places in Nevada that tell us stories of an unforgettable past, magnificent ecological wonders, and an inspiring landscape.

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Blacksmithing – Equipment and supplies; Environmental literacy; Historic buildings – Maintenance and repair; Historic preservation; Historic sites – Management; Historic buildings – Conservation and restoration; Museums – Planning; Visitors' centers – Planning; Nevada; Ranches


Historic Preservation and Conservation

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Financial Assistance Agreement #FAA080094.

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