The “film tour” starts with an introduction and scene setting by the IWJV’s Nevada State Conservation Partnership Co-chairs to orient viewers to this region of their state and the challenges they face. The first tour stop at minute 1:34 takes place at Cottonwood Ranch with Agee Smith and McKenzie Molsbee who talk about creek restoration, cutting back during drought, and virtual fences. Then at minute 12:10 the tour heads south to Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge where Pete Schmidt speaks to wetland management through dry years. Next stop is at minute 20:35 with Jon Griggs at Maggie Creek Ranch exploring flexibility with land management and targeted grazing. Last, but not least, at minute 28:32 you see fire restoration efforts illustrated by Caleb McAdoo with Nevada’s Division of Wildlife and how they are trialing the application of Imazapic/Rejuvra to control cheatgrass.
All of the places you’ll see in this film tour are the ancestral lands of the Northern Paiute (Numu), Western Shoshone (Newe), and Shoshone-Bannock people (Panati). We would like to acknowledge them as caretakers of these lands with a deep and vast knowledge of it.
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