As long as there is an open space…

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is an international film competition and an annual presentation of short films and documentaries about mountain culture, sports, and environment. It was launched in 1976, and since then it has evolved, to become one of the best-known and most prestigious mountain culture film festivals in the world.
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Psst… There’s a Fire in YOUR Future!

I headed out of the office yesterday afternoon for an errand in Spanish Springs. As I got on the freeway in Reno, I saw the plume of smoke from the Virginia Range. At first I thought it was in Hidden Valley, but the curve of the freeway soon showed me it was up behind the Northern Nevada Medical Center, to the left of the big “S” on the hill in Sparks. This is it, I thought. Finally a fire of a scale and visibility that will be the “real” start of our summer wildfire season.
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Even Pocket-Sized Open Space Can Change a Life (or 5)

At the back of my neighborhood is an area that is comprised largely of Bailey Creek drainage. Technically a flood zone, though it has been so many years since we have seen measurable water in it, it seems hard to imagine now. Maybe this year though! The area I access is 10-15 acres of creek-bed and surrounding upland sagebrush and bitterbrush habitat. It contains meandering well-worn paths amongst the shrubs and occasional weeds (I was hysterical to see the invasive tall white top/perennial pepperweed weed there last spring and had to stop and dig on the spot, yes I’m obsessed!)
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Upcoming Events

Coffee & Conservation

at Whole Foods Tap Room

April 20th 8-9:30 am

Banff Mountain Film Festival

at Silver legacy

April 6th 7-9:30 pm

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