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Nevada holds an abundance of unique rock writing. Can this historic treasure be saved from vandals and visitors?

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In this issue of Desert Companion, science writer Alec Pridgeon takes a sweeping historical look at Southern Nevada’s many precious Indigenous rock writing sites, with an eye toward the threat posed to them by increased outdoor recreation, as well as vandalism. Also: Six local thought leaders in healthcare share what they’d do to improve healthcare if they were in charge; and 2023 Writer in Residence Meg Bernhard kicks off her six-part series of reported essays on people and climate change.
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Mick Haupt
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Illustration: Ryan Vellinga
Photo: Bronson Loftin
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Illustration: Ryan Vellinga
Photo: Unsplash
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