Document Type


Publication Date


First page number:


Last page number:



  • 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 provided SilverState Analytical Laboratories with a ranch water sample; results indicate that the water has elevated concentrations of arsenic and iron.
  • Historic items in the NE corner of the 40 acres have been inventoried and will be moved to the barn for safe keeping for the next year.
  • UNLV has completed an analysis of fencing on the 40 acres and around the 160 acres and will provide BLM with a map and relevant information so that they can install any additional needed fencing.
  • With approval from BLM to proceed, UNLV has completed sealing large cracks in ranch house walls. Moisture accessed wall interiors through these causing significant damage during weather events. Repairs were made with materials that can be removed in the future.


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


American Popular Culture | Historic Preservation and Conservation




Financial Assistance Agreement #FAA080093

Signatures have been redacted for privacy and security measures.