Calendar of Events

Check out a full list of volunteer and other events coming up near you!

If you have time for a less-than-seven-minute overview of one Friends of Nevada Wilderness 2008 restoration projects, take a peek at this stewardship video created by Project Moonshine.

Friday, August 01, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Summit Twin Springs--north-western Nevada

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Join us and our partners in this beautiful, north-western corner of Nevada.  Volunteers will continue their work to remove an old exclosure from this area and fix the water development.  We will hike out wire and posts from the exclosure that is no longer in use and can cause hazards to wildlife. You need to be a good hiker and able to work at high altitude to attend. The route to the project can be extreme and requires high clearance vehicles. Transportation can be provided. Contact Renee at renee@nevadawilderness or call the office at 775-324-7667 for more information.

Sunday, August 03, 2014 at 08:30 AM
Bonanza Trail at the Cold Creek Trailhead in Las Vegas, NV

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Spend your Sunday morning with Friends of Nevada Wilderness on the Bonanza Trail! We will be doing maintenance on the first couple miles of the Bonanza Trail from the Cold Creek trailhead. Regular maintenance is critical for the longevity of trail systems, as well as limited impact recreation. Join us for some cooler weather, beautiful scenery, and meaningful work.

Friday, August 08, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Santa Rosa Mountains-north of Winnemucca

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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness as we help clear wildlife migration pathways by removing old barbed wire fence.  Old fence that is disrepair is dangerous to wildlife and hinders wildlife migration. Join us in the beautiful Santa Rosa mountain range to help remove old fence from the Mullinix Creek area.  Contact Renee at renee@nevadawilderness.org or call the office at 775-324-7667 for more information.

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Santa Rosa Mountains-north of Winnemucca

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Photo by Brian Beffort

Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the U.S. Forest Service as work to help protect sage-grouse.  We will be placing markers on fence to help prevent sage-grouse from flying into it and injuring themselves or worse.  The markers will placed on fenceline in areas where sage-grouse strikes have been known to happen or in areas near active lek sites. For more information please contact Renee at renee@nevadawilderness.org or call the at 775-324-7667.

Friday, September 05, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Santa Rosa Mountains-north of Winnemucca

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Photo by Brian Beffort

Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the U.S. Forest Service as work to help protect sage-grouse.  We will be placing markers on fence to help prevent sage-grouse from flying into it and injuring themselves or worse.  The markers will placed on fenceline in areas where sage-grouse strikes have been known to happen or in areas near active lek sites. For more information please contact Renee at renee@nevadawilderness.org or call the at 775-324-7667.

Saturday, September 06, 2014 at 08:00 AM
South Loop Trail head

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Show you're appreciation for Wilderness in honor the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.  

Friends of Nevada Wilderness is thrilled to celebrate 50 years of Wilderness protection.  The Southern Nevada Team is also excited to spend this milestone with volunteers on the South Loop trail improving the first mile of trail.  Many local Nevadans know about the damage that was done in last year's Carpenter 1 fire.  The nearly 28,000 acre fire engulfed almost all of the South Loop trail leaving dangerously burned ancient Bristlecone pine trees.  Because of the potential hazards from these trees and the critical habitat for the recently listed endangered Mt. Charleston Blue butterfly the South Loop trail has been closed for over a year.  It remains closed.  

The Forest Service has granted Friends of Nevada Wilderness and our volunteers exclusive entry to this popular trail head on the Anniversary of the Wilderness Act to maintain the trail and restore the surrounding area.  Trail maintenance will be done within the first mile of the trail.  If you would like to join us please RSVP.

Directly after this stewardship project Friends of Nevada Wilderness is hosting a potluck picnic party and speaker at the trail head.  For more details on this special event click here.

 

BRING

long sleeves and pants, sunscreen, a hat, a water bottle, snacks, and maybe a dish to share for the picnic

PROVIDED

tools, hard hats, gloves, additional water

Saturday, September 06, 2014 at 01:00 PM
South Loop Trail head

  
  Help us celebrate 50 years of Wilderness Legislation!

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In 1964 Congress made a revolutionary decision to explicitly protect America's wild places.  Over those 50 years Americans have used the Wilderness Act to set aside over 109 million acres of Wilderness to be enjoyed by all people and future generations.

On Saturday September 6th at the South Loop trail head from 1 to 3 pm Friends of Nevada Wilderness will honor the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.  Join us for a potluck picnic and some wilderness birthday cake.  A special speaker will lead a discussion about Wilderness and this significant milestone.  Share your passion for Wilderness and help us celebrate!  

If you want to get your hands dirty we will host a trail maintenance project in the morning.  For event details click here.

For more information about this event contact Jesy (contact info below).  She'd love to hear from you!

  

Suggestions for bringing a dish…

A - G bring a salad

H - R bring a side

S - Z bring a dessert

*note: the trailhead has no electricity

 

 

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 08:30 AM
Trail Canyon Stewardship - Part 2! in Mt. Charleston, NV

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Escape the valley heat and join Friends of Nevada Wilderness in Mt. Charleston Wilderness! We will be installing some awesome new wilderness signs in replacement of the existing signs that have been vandalized with graffiti and carvings. We will also be building two rows of steps using dry stone masonry techniques. If you've never built steps and walls in a wilderness setting, this is a great place to start. It'll be a great opportunity to learn a new skill and grow a better understanding of the efforts that go into the trails we so love to travel.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 08:00 AM
Moutain Springs in Rainbow Mountain Wilderness

IMG_7179.JPGJoin us in the beautiful Mountain Springs Area of Rainbow Mountain Wilderness for some wilderness restoration!  We will naturalize an old road bed that is no longer used to prevent confusion and incursion into Rainbow Mountain Wilderness.  The work site sees very few visitors even though it is very close to the town of Mountain Springs, located off of Hwy 160.   Volunteers will spend the morning learning about effective restoration techniques through hands on practice.  Protecting Wilderness character with friends and other like-minded community members is a wonderful way to celebrate National Public Lands Day!  

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to the contact person.

 

BRING

long sleeves and long pants, sturdy shoes, a hat, sunscreen, a water bottle, snacks and lunch

PROVIDED

gloves, hard hats, tools and additional water and snacks

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Santa Rosa Mountains-north of Winnemucca

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Photo by Brian Beffort

Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the U.S. Forest Service as work to help protect sage-grouse.  We will be placing markers on fence to help prevent sage-grouse from flying into it and injuring themselves or worse.  The markers will placed on fenceline in areas where sage-grouse strikes have been known to happen or in areas near active lek sites. For more information please contact Renee at renee@nevadawilderness.org or call the at 775-324-7667.