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“Outstanding Hikes In Southern Nevada”

November 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Due to the current surge of the Covid-19 pandemic in our area, the Friends Board is postponing this program. Stay tuned for updates!

This is the third program in the Wetlands Park Friends Wetlands Quarterly Lecture Series. Southern Nevada is a mecca for incredible hikes offering rich geologic, biological, and cultural experiences for those who choose to “follow the trail,” or “follow no trail at all.” Learn more from naturalist and educator, Jim Boone, the creator of BirdandHike.com, which has become a must read for outdoor enthusiasts at all levels.

An outdoorsman since before birth, Jim camped and backpacked throughout the western US with family and did month-long summer backpacking trips with friends when 15 and 16 years old. Jim worked a dozen seasons in western National Parks, and with his wife Liz, attended Humboldt State University (B.S. in Wildlife Management, 1987) and the University of Georgia (M.S. in Forest Resources; Ph.D. in Ecology, 1995). Jim’s dissertation involved the morphology and genetics of rapid evolution in field mice, which required months of time hiking and camping in southeastern hardwood swamps.

Arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, Jim did ecological research on the Nevada Test Site, spending 11 years with the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Project. In 2002, he began building BirdAndHike.com, a website that helps people to find peace and solitude in wild places and thereby gains public support for protecting these places for future generations. In 2006 Jim started an environmental consulting company primarily engaged in desert tortoise surveys and enforcing environmental laws on construction sites. Now retired, Jim and Liz hike, camp, watch birds, work on the website, and agitate for land conservation issues.

This program is open to Wetlands Park Friends Members. For more information, please contact Suzann Pruitt at friends@wetlandsparkfriends.org.

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Clark County Wetlands Park, Nature Center Auditorium


November 5, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm