Nevada Urged to Protect Rare Wildflower As Mine Permitting Ramps Up

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“Ten conservation groups and a renowned botanist urged the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources today to immediately review whether the imperiled Tiehm’s buckwheat wildflower should be protected under state law. The department agreed to protect it more than six months ago.

The letter was signed by the Center for Biological Diversity, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter, Great Basin Resource Watch, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), Sunrise Movement Las Vegas, Western Watersheds Project, Environment Nevada, WildEarth Guardians, Basin and Range Watch and botanist Dr. Naomi Fraga.”

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