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Every year, Nevada high school students have the chance to learn firsthand about the state’s desert and mountain rangelands.
A dozen National Park Service scientists based in Boulder City track the “vital signs” that reflect the environmental health of deserts in Nevada, California, and Arizona.
The 15-year project wasn't a flight of fancy. Biologists used a plane to successfully teach many young, captive-bred whooping cranes to migrate cross-country. But the birds aren't reproducing well.