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Christian Gerlach

Christian Gerlach

Christian Gerlach is an organizer for the Sierra Club’s Our Wild America campaign.

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Happy 116th birthday, Antiquities Act

By: - June 8, 2022

I was born and raised in Las Vegas. My father Siegfried, who recently passed, and my mother, who I care for to this day, have always enjoyed Nevada’s public lands and remote desert valleys, forests, and mountain ranges. My earliest memory is of a tour my parents took our family on in the Lehman Caves […]

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In the Mojave Desert, the preservation of life

By: - December 29, 2020

The Mojave Desert is nothing short of magical. Its history is encapsulated in the very grains of the limestone rocks. It is culturally significant to the many Tribal Nations who have called these lands home long before the first colonial settlers, and the hundreds of unique wildlife species need the desertscape to survive. This month, […]

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Public lands: It’s who we are as Nevadans

By: - August 12, 2019

My earliest memory in life, and of Nevada, lives in the Lehman Caves of Great Basin National Park. I remember being led by my mom and cousin through dark paths as the bizarre stalactite formations hung above my head on my first tour of this magical place. I was little more than a toddler, but […]