Friday, August 2, 2013

Belmont Courthouse & The Nature Conservancy

Episode #31 of the Nevada Magazine radio show features respective interviews with Donna Motis, president of Friends of the Belmont Courthouse, and Duane Petite, Carson River Project Director for The Nature Conservancy in Nevada.

In the first half-hour, Motis gives a detailed overview of the history of the Belmont Courthouse, located in the living ghost town of Belmont in central Nevada. A tour of the historic property is well worth it. Inside, graffiti dating to the 1890s make the building truly unique among Nevada attractions. Currently, the Friends of the Belmont Courthouse are working to restore the iconic building. Read more about their mission in our July/August 2013 issue.

In the second half-hour, Petite provides an extensive overview of The Nature Conservancy projects in Nevada, such as River Fork Ranch (Carson River), Bently-Kirman Tract (Carson River), and McCarran Ranch (Truckee River). He also discusses research being done with monarch butterflies in Carson Valley and at River Fork Ranch. Read more about that here, in a story from our July/August 2013 issue.

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