In September the Fish and Wildlife determined that the spinedace may warrant protection in response to a petition from the Center, but the agency missed a month deadline to propose protection or determine it is not warranted. The Fish and Wildlife Service withdrew the proposed listing in in response to the development of the Virgin River Spinedace Conservation Agreement and Strategy, which is a collaboration of the Washington County Water Conservancy District, state of Utah and several federal agencies. Since the strategy was developed, threats have increased and the fish has not recovered.
Gold fever has stricken thousands of men and women over the years. The most significant and debilitating bout occurred in after gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill the previous year. This event led to the California Gold Rush, a time when gold fever plagued even the most innocent and content of men.
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Contact: Tierra Curry. The Virgin River is one of the most extraordinary, and most threatened, rivers in the Southwest. Its headwaters are surrounded by mountain peaks more than 10, feet high, but it quickly drops through steep-walled canyons to the desert floor, where it winds its way to man-made Lake Mead, which flooded the last 25 miles of the river.
Virgin River Landing Road Road is a 3. The road is maintained, but there is one steep, rocky hill that is barely 2WD in a jeep. The very end of the road goes out into deep blow sand, and 4WD is required in that area, but drivers need not go that far.
University of Utah Anthropological Paper No. Gold Butte—at the crossroads of the Mojave Desert, the Great Basin, and the Colorado Plateau in southern Nevada—has a 12,year record of human occupation with archaeological elements that can be traced to all three culture zones. Dramatic developments occurred in this area of the Desert West.
Gold Butte is the name of a ghost town and nearby mountain peak in Clark County, Nevada. The bedrock of the landscape around Gold Butte Peak and nearby Bonelli Peak consist of gray, Proterozoicporphyritic perthite - quartz -biotite granites and quartz monzonites that are also classified as rapakivi granite. These granites, which are collectively called the Gold Butte Graniteintrude garnet - cordierite - sillimanite and hornblende gneissesmigmatitesand older granites, pyroxenitesand hornblendites. Together, these plutonic, metamorphic, and sedimentary strata comprise a fault -bounded segment of crust known as the Gold Butte Block.
The Virgin River Overlook roads lead to a series of fairly popular undeveloped campsites on desert flats overlooking the Virgin River Valley. Farther out, one road provides access to a working corral and the Virgin River, while another runs out to a nice place atop cliffs with views out over the river and floodplain. These roads are suitable for 2WD medium-clearance vehicles, but without 4WDdrivers should not venture down the 2-track roads to the edge of the river because it can be sandy and muddy.