The following letter was submitted by Nevada BHA to the Elko County Planning Commission, stating BHA's opposition to an exemption that would allow guided helicopter hunts in the Ruby Mountain Wilderness Area.
June 16, 2015
Dear Mr Kingwell and the Elko County Planning Commission,
I am writing to express my concern about the pending request of Ruby 360 for certification of heliports by Elko County. I urge you to seriously consider what Elko County would be at risk of losing should such certification be granted. My concerns and observations are as follows:
April 12, 2015
To: Nevada State Senators
The Nevada Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers urges you not to pass SJR 1 out of the
Senate. This ill-conceived resolution must go no further. It both unconstitutional and
undemocratic. Unconstitutional because public lands belong to all U.S. citizens, thus disposition of
them must be by Congressional action. Undemocratic because our state lands system does not have
laws in place guaranteeing public participation and considerations.
Dear Chairman Wheeler and members of the Committee:
The Nevada Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers is opposed to AB 217 as currently written.
We urge you to give the OHV program 2 more years to prove that it can at last function as the legislation intended. At that time, the legislature can evaluate progress and determine if the program warrants continuation.
The OHV Commission, within the last few months, has revised a trouble plagued grant application process and within the next few months grant monies should be on their way to education, enforcement and on the ground projects. This process and these monies should be allowed to fulfill the long hoped for objectives of all stakeholders.
If amendments to be bill are to be entertained, we urge you to:
February 15, 2014
Dear Governor Sandoval,
I am writing on behalf of the Nevada Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers (BHA) concerning a current ethics issue related to the OHV Commission grant process.
BHA was a participant of the many long years in the struggle to pass an OHV registration bill. Finally, when we came together as a disparate group of "stakeholders" to craft a bill we could all live with and accomplish goals we had in common, we were able to get a bill passed.
Our BHA organization has many members who own and use OHVs to get to their hunt/fish areas and then proceed afoot, as is our tradition.
Backcountry Hunters & Anglers seeks to ensure North America's outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting, through education and work on behalf of wild public lands and waters.