Friends of Nevada Wilderness is dedicated to preserving all qualified Nevada public lands as wilderness, protecting all present and potential wilderness from ongoing threats, informing the public about the values of and need for wilderness, and restoring and improving the management of wild lands.
Businesses in southern Nevada have been busy celebrating Earth Day! We joined Zappos for their annual Earth Day celebration, talking to dozens of employees about the need to permanently protect Gold Butte. Earlier this week, employees from various MGM Resorts joined us to pick up litter in Lovell Canyon. SH Architecture and Friends teamed up in Brownstone Basin to repair a barrier and take an interpretive hike. Come see us at GREENFest in Downtown Summerlin this Saturday to join the fun!...Read more »
Spring break usually conjures up thoughts of partying and sleeping in late. That was not the case for twelve college students who joined us for our sixth annual Alternative Spring Break. These intrepid students chose to spend the week stewarding and exploring the wilderness in southern Nevada, particularly Spirit Mountain and Bridge Canyon Wilderness area. We could not have been happier to spend the week at Lake Mead National Recreation Area with this amazing group of students and we would like to thank them for all of their hard work and efforts in making a big difference on southern Nevada's public lands. We'd also like to thank our partners - the National Park Service - and Barrick Gold for funding the project....Read more »
Wildfire recovery efforts are currently underway across northern Nevada. In the span of just two weekends, northern Nevada volunteers have already made a big difference for our public lands and the myriad of wildlife species that depend on them. These hard working volunteers have planted over 4,200 native seedlings, including bitterbrush and sagebrush, to regenerate wildlife habitat burned by wildfires. ...Read more »