Resolution seeks to up federal protection for public land east of Las Vegas
One local lawmaker wants to take federally protected land on the eastside of the Las Vegas Valley near Henderson and step up conservation and recreation there to create something akin to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Fallen Boulder at the Grand Canyon Reveals Prehistoric Reptile Footprints
Geologist Allan Krill was hiking along the Grand Canyon National Park’s Bright Angel Trail with a group of students in 2016 when he spotted it: a fallen boulder lying just off the side of the trail, with curious markings that resembled footprints. Krill, who was visiting the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) from Norway, sent photos of his find to an old friend and colleague, Stephen Rowland, a UNLV paleontologist.
Grand Canyon's oldest fossilized footprints: What we know about the accidental discovery
A new research paper led by paleontologist Steve Rowland at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas analyzes this chance find of two sets of footprints (also called trackways) on the same rock that are potentially both from the same unknown species.