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Unread 12-18-2011, 08:58 PM
 
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Default Please tell me about Rural Nevada away from the Casino Towns

Hi, please tell me about the landscape and economy of Rural Nevada outside of the casino towns.Where does the mojave end or does it encompass all of Nevada? Is the northern and central greener or is it still pretty dry?What would be the economic drivers? Is there a lot of mineral wealth, good farm land, ranching? Or is it just Real Estate speculation driven by people who just want a nice large piece of land away from people?
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Unread 12-19-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Hi, please tell me about the landscape and economy of Rural Nevada outside of the casino towns.Where does the mojave end or does it encompass all of Nevada?

This can be argued, but, where the Joshua trees stop, can be considered the boundary of the Mojave, just south of Tonopah.

Nevada is basin and range, north south oriented valleys and mountains, about 300 specific ranges.

Nevada out side of Clark and Washoe and Carson Counties has a population density of about 3-4 people per square mile. Nevada is about the size of Great Britain and Ireland, which have about 70,000 towns, Nevada has about 70.



Is the northern and central greener or is it still pretty dry?

Nevada is the driest state, but, as you move north and east it is greener, at elevation. There are beautiful Sierra or Rocky mountain like ranges in the north east. The lower elevations are dry. There are ranges with grass, aspen forests, trout streams, elk herds.

What would be the economic drivers? Is there a lot of mineral wealth, good farm land, ranching?

Yes, and that is about it.


Or is it just Real Estate speculation driven by people who just want a nice large piece of land away from people?

The speculators are usually selling crap land, which is snapped up by people unfamiliar with Nevada. Nearly 90% of the state is owned by the federal government which limits available land for private use, and gives us over 50 million acres for recreation, from driving, jeeping and dirt bikes to wilderness and back packing or horse packing. . Most people who live in Nevada never get out of town to experience the rural areas, 3/4 of the states population is in the Las Vegas area.
It is indeed the real America's last best place

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Unread 12-19-2011, 10:34 AM
 
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Awesome

But what does the Federale's need all that land for? Nuclear waste storage, bombing ranges, shooting galleries?

Is there a good website, broker, Chamber of Commerce, to look into?
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Unread 12-19-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs Nevada- Chrismas Valley, California
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Not sure if there is anywhere in Nevada that doesn't have a casino or three.
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Unread 12-19-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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Hi, please tell me about the landscape and economy of Rural Nevada outside of the casino towns.Where does the mojave end or does it encompass all of Nevada? Is the northern and central greener or is it still pretty dry?What would be the economic drivers? Is there a lot of mineral wealth, good farm land, ranching? Or is it just Real Estate speculation driven by people who just want a nice large piece of land away from people?
The Mojave desert is in parts of eastern California, southern Nevada and western Arizona. Northern Nevada is high desert (4000 - 5000 ft elevation) and is different from the Mojave desert. Just about all towns in Nevada have a casino or two.

The economy in northern Nevada is farming, ranching, mining with tourism along I-80 (restaurants, motels, truck stops, etc.). There are no industries, major or otherwise in northern Nevada. The area is great if you like the solitude and the great outdoors such as hunting, fishing, etc., otherwise there isn't much to do in some of these small towns. Towns can be 50+ miles apart.

Check out Elko, the biggest town between Reno and Salt Lake City. I also like Winnemucca.

Elko Convention and Visitors Authority, Elko Nevada
HIKING THE RUBY MOUNTAINS - beautiful area a short drive from Elko
Winnemucca Convention & Visitors Authority - download the visitor guide
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Unread 12-19-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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Awesome

But what does the Federale's need all that land for? Nuclear waste storage, bombing ranges, shooting galleries?

Is there a good website, broker, Chamber of Commerce, to look into?
The Federales don't have it, you have it. It is your public land. Yes, there are areas of military with no access, but the vast majority is there for you.

When the Western states were created, part of the contract was that all non appropriated lands stayed with the Federal Government, that is, us. A pretty good deal if you like the out of doors.
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