Inspire.

December 1, 2012 § Leave a comment

“Why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world–to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.” – Ayn Rand

 

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desert national wildlife refuge

desert national wildlife refuge

Established in 1936, Desert National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 1.6 millions acres of the northeast corner of the Mojave Desert and was established to protect Bighorn Sheep. Desert is the largest National Wildlife Refuge in the continental United States. The Refuge boasts a diverse landscape due to a great variety in elevation among the land. In 1975 approximately 80% of the Refuge was designated wilderness.

There are six major mountain ranges on the Refuge with elevations between 2,400 feet and 10,000 feet.

http://www.fws.gov/duckstamps/Conservation/states/Nevada/Profiles/DesertNWR.htm

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Desert National Wildlife Range or Desert

Desert National Wildlife Range or Desert

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“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

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Las Vegas Range in Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Las Vegas Range in Desert National Wildlife Refuge

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“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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 Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Desert National Wildlife Refuge

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“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, with the support of Ducks Unlimited and other partners, is in the final stages of a $1.2 million wetland enhancement project. The effort improves 1,755 acres of habitat in the refuge’s East Marsh by rebuilding a levee; replaces water control structures vital to another 4,245 acres of marsh habitat; and improves 7,300 acres of waterfowl and waterbird nesting habitat in the South Marsh by increasing water management capabilities and controlling overgrown vegetation. The remote 39,928–acre refuge is a vital waterfowl nesting area that supports the largest population of nesting canvasback ducks west of the Mississippi River outside Alaska. More than 220 species of birds migrate through the refuge, 15 species of waterfowl nest on it, and it is an important sanctuary for the greater sage–grouse, northern leopard frog, pygmy rabbit and pronghorn antelope. Non–native trout and large mouth bass were introduced to the marsh more than 30 years ago, and the refuge has become a popular fishing location.

http://www.fws.gov/refuges/RefugeUpdate/MayJune_2011/aroundrefuge.html

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“You control your own destiny. Never let anyone put you in a box and say ‘This is your space’; You have the whole world to choose from. If you have something to say, say it. Live your life as you want to live it, not how others perceive your life to be lived….” – Michelle Geaney

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