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Last Chance to RSVP for Sacred Water, Sacred Forests!

We just had our latest planning meeting and this year’s Sacred Water, Sacred Forests Camp is coming together well. We’re looking forward to a great weekend sharing skills, building community, exchanging knowledge, deepening our connection to the land, and strategizing. If you plan to attend the trip and have not contacted us yet, please do … Continue reading Last Chance to RSVP for Sacred Water, Sacred Forests!

The Swamp Cedars and the Nevada Water Grab

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance The Swamp Cedars in Spring Valley, Nevada have grown long memories. They stand on the valley floor under the bright Great Basin stars where the skies are still unspoiled by the encroaching glow of electricity. Beneath the trees’ branches, the blue petals of wild irises flutter in the … Continue reading The Swamp Cedars and the Nevada Water Grab

Lake Mead watch: six inches from the level that triggers cutbacks

Editor’s Note: This originally appeared on High Country News.   Deep Green Resistance chapters across the Southwest have declared water protection and justice our primary focus.  Join us in dismantling the systems that would leave our planet dry and lifeless. If water curtailments go into effect, which states are most vulnerable, and why? Sarah Tory, … Continue reading Lake Mead watch: six inches from the level that triggers cutbacks

Lake Mead watch: six inches from the level that triggers cutbacks

I guess you could file this under “No Shit”. Regardless of whether drought occurs, over-allocation and the cancerous growth that is industrial civilization would create the same shortages. Deep Green Resistance chapters across the Southwest have declared water preservation and justice as our primary focus for activism. Will you join us in dismantling the systems … Continue reading Lake Mead watch: six inches from the level that triggers cutbacks

Sacred Water Under Threat

Storms chased us. Great, towering thunderstorms that came sweeping out of the west, lurking behind mountain ranges and flowing out across the valleys to drop great curtains of rain that soaked into the soil. That’s what this story is about: water. We came here, a group of us from many different places and backgrounds, to see the land that Nevada developers and Las Vegas real-estate moguls have been lusting after for twenty five years. But it’s not the land they want; it’s the water falling from these thunderstorms and melting off the fresh dusting of snow on the peaks, the water that soaks deep into stone and soil, forming basin aquifers. ... Continue reading →

2014 Sacred Water Tour Report-Back

Max Wilbert, Susan Hyatt, Katie Wilson, and Michael Carter, Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition In late May 2014, members of Deep Green Resistance (DGR), Great Basin Water Network, the Ely-Shoshone Indian tribe, and others toured the valleys of eastern Nevada and western Utah targeted by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) for groundwater extraction.[1] The … Continue reading 2014 Sacred Water Tour Report-Back

“Sacred Water Tour” Opposes the SNWA Groundwater Project

Ely, Nev. – A camping tour of the region that will be affected by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) groundwater development project is taking place over memorial day weekend – and you’re invited. The trip, which will take place from May 24th to 26th, will begin at the north end of the water grab … Continue reading “Sacred Water Tour” Opposes the SNWA Groundwater Project

Groundwater Pipeline Threatens Great Basin Desert, Indigenous Groups

nBy Michael Carter, Deep Green Resistance Colorado Plateau The Pipeline Proposal The Great Basin stretches from Utah’s Great Salt Lake to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and from southern Idaho to southern California.  About seven inches of rain falls in Nevada a year, and   some areas receive less than five.  The Great Basin is a cold … Continue reading Groundwater Pipeline Threatens Great Basin Desert, Indigenous Groups