Give & Get

Creating connections to nature and becoming part of community efforts to improve the environment provide a way to leave an enduring legacy of value. The Public Lands Institute offers volunteer opportunities to help public lands in Southern Nevada. Our goal is to engage and inspire people to actively participate in the enjoyment, protection, and responsible use of our public lands. We provide multiple services integral to success in protecting, preserving, and conserving natural and cultural resources. You can participate as an individual or a corporation to help protect our natural and cultural resources.

Engage and inspire people to actively participate in the enjoyment, protection and the responsible use of our public lands.

The Public Lands Institute provides multiple services integral to success in protecting, preserving, and conserving natural and cultural resources.  These services include mobilizing and supporting the public to becoming an active volunteer base.


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  • Cultural Site Stewardship Program : Developing and implementing a volunteer program to help the land management agencies monitor and protect cultural
    resources such as prehistoric rock art and archeological remains. This program includes database management, recruitment, and training and recognition of volunteers.
  • Get Outdoors Nevada Program : Developing an interagency volunteer program that consolidates database management, recruitment, training, and recognition of
    volunteers for all four federal land management agencies. This program sponsors volunteer events throughout the year on the public lands.
  • Interactive Training
  • Standard Operating Manual for Volunteer Cleanups
  • Training and Orientation Manual for Volunteers

  • Doctoral & Masters Degreed Educators and Research Scientists

  • Graphic Designers

  • Web Communication Specialists

  • Marketing Specialists

  • Database Programmers

  • Student Interns

  • Supercomputer Laboratory and Secure Database and Server

  • Knowledge of Local Community Leaders & Government Contacts

  • Knowledge and Access to University Community

  • Cultural Site Monitoring

  • Recreation Management

  • Event Planning and Management

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Internships

  • Program Integration with University Curriculum

  • National Take Pride in America Awards

  • Database with over 6,000 records of individuals civically engaged on the public lands

  • Over 11, 000 cubic yards of trash removed from public lands by civically engaged individuals

  • Participation of 423 volunteers for the Clark County Cultural Site Stewardship Program

  • 7 general news releases/media advisories prepared by PLI and distributed by Office of Public Affairs

  • 25 news stories in local media with mention of PLI and /or one of the programs it manages on behalf of federal partners

  • Coordination and development of an interdisciplinary research project to address emerging issues related to water quality and invasive species at Lake Mead

Public Lands Institute 4505 Maryland Parkway RAJ 280 Box 452040 Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-2040 Phone 702-895-4678 Fax 702-895-5166 Email