Tell the Air Force: Don't Bomb Bighorn Sheep
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Tell the Air Force: Don't Bomb Bighorn Sheep

Desert bighorn sheep

Encompassing 1.6 million acres of pristine Mojave Desert, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge was designated in 1936 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to protect the largest herd of desert bighorn sheep in the southwestern United States. The refuge is right in Las Vegas's backyard, with the highest peaks of the Sheep Range visible from the Strip.

The U.S. Air Force wants to take almost all of this precious land for military training and bomb tests. Will you send an email today, telling the Air Force that you oppose this land grab?

The Air Force is eyeing almost 1.2 million acres of the refuge for an expansion of the Nevada Test and Training Range. This expansion would involve building roads, fencing and air strips, and would cause other significant impacts within areas currently managed as wilderness. The land grab would also eliminate access to an enormous swath of the desert, forever taking these public lands out of public hands.

Speak up for bighorn sheep, desert tortoise and other wildlife. Tell the Air Force you do not want the Desert National Wildlife Refuge appropriated for bomb tests.


Please take action by Feb. 26, 2018.

Photo of desert bighorn sheep by Jon Avery/USFWS.

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