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.

  • No. Nevada - National Public Lands day 12 RSVPs

    Friday, September 23, 2016 at 12:00 PM through September 25, 2016
    National Public Lands Day - Black Rock NCA


    What better way to get out and celebrate your Public Lands then to join all the groups out on the Black Rock NCA for National Public Lands Day!!! Click here for details on the Nationwide event.

    Join us as we partner with the BLM, Nevada Outdoor School, Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, Nevada Department of Wildlife, and the Fish and Wildlife Service for a great weekend in Wild Nevada.

    We will be doing continued maintenance on the Soldier Meadows cabin. Furthermore, we will be having the first annual Desert Dace Days!! This project entails expanding Desert Dace habitat in the Soldier Meadows Area of Environmental Concern. 

    Lastly, don't forget your Dutch Ovens! We will be hosting the ever popular Dutch Oven Cook Off!!! Don't feel like tending hot coals for an hour? It is a potluck as well and other dishes are needed to fill in the cracks.




  • National Public Lands Day at South Loop Trail!! 13 RSVPs

    Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 08:00 AM
    Southern NV - South Loop Trail


    From our neighborhoods to our nation's awe-inspiring National Parks, public lands of all sizes and varieties are the places where we live, learn, play, exercise, and relax.  Be a part of the estimated 200,000 volunteers that will take to their local public lands with shovels and gloves to improve over 2,500 sites across the country as part of National Public Lands Day 2016! 

    In southern Nevada, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, the Great Basin Institute, and the Bristlecone Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Nevada are teaming up to maintain the much beloved South Loop Trail.  South Loop is one half of the Mt. Charleston National Recreation Trail that brings visitors to the 11,916 ft peak of Mt. Charleston.  South Loop remains closed since being heavily damaged by the Carpenter 1 Fire and successive flooding in 2013.  National Public Lands Day will be our 4th project of the summer spent maintaining South Loop trail.

    We'll spend the day maintaining a lower section of South Loop trail that is in the burn zone.  The bulk of our efforts will be spent improving crucial drainage structures and blocking trail cuts.  Proper drainage is vital for every trail because it reduces erosion and damage that can be caused by pooling water.  This project involves a round trip hike of up to 2 miles at an elevation of 7500 - 8500 ft. Details are subject to change due to weather.  

    - Sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
    - Long pants & a long sleeved shirt.
    - A water reservoir or two water bottles.  We'll have plenty of cold water for refills.
    - A lunch & snacks for yourself.
    For more information or to join the waitlist for this project, contact Grace at or (702) 515-5417.


  • Stewardship 10th Birthday Bash Arc Dome Fence Pull 19 RSVPs

    Friday, September 30, 2016 at 12:00 PM through October 02, 2016
    No Nevada - Stewardship's 10th Birthday Party Fence Pull in Sparks, NV


    Friends of Nevada Wilderness Stewardship program is 10 years old!!!

    Join us for a stellar weekend of fall colors, fence pulling, cake, and adventure. We are heading out to Arc Dome Wilderness to celebrate our 10th anniversary. While there we will be working with the USFS Austin-Tonopah Ranger District helping to remove an old unnecessary barbed wire fence. If you haven't removed fence yet, let this be your first time for some very rewarding conservation work.

    More details to come but be sure to join us for our birthday party!


  • Wild Speaker Series! 16 RSVPs

    Thursday, October 06, 2016 at 06:45 PM
    REI in Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV


    Christy Smith is the Project Leader for the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex which includes 4 Wildlife Refuges in Southern Nevada.  She'll give us a quick introduction to each of them with a special focus on the Desert National Wildlife Refuge just North of town.  Friends of Nevada Wilderness will discuss some of the threats the Desert Refuge has faced recently, the current decision making process underway that will effect its future management and what the public can do to have a say.  You wont want to miss it!

    We'll see you there!

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness is hosting a monthly meeting the first Thursday of every month and we're calling it our Wild Speaker Series! This is a great way for folks who are interested in conservation to learn about current issues. Arrive at 6:45 to socialize and snack before the presentation at 7 pm. Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!

  • Fall Festival at Mt. Charleston 9 RSVPs

    Saturday, October 08, 2016 at 12:00 PM
    Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness will join GO Mt. Charleston and many others at the 5th annual Fall Festival.  Everyone is welcome for this free, family friendly event to play games, go for hikes, make crafts and enjoy live music.  GO Mt. Charleston will provide s'mores, food and drinks available to purchase to benefit their year-round educational programs.  

    We are looking for volunteers interested in sharing their passion for Wilderness with folks who stop by our table at the event.  We'll also need volunteers to help us with a crosscut demonstration we're providing for the day with the help of one of our favorite partners, Back Country Horsemen of Nevada!!


  • No. Nevada - Halloway Fire Habitat Restoration 7 RSVPs

    Friday, October 14, 2016 at 12:00 PM through October 16, 2016
    Disaster Peak WSA - Habitat Restoration


    Join us as we head back up to Northern Nevada, this time nearly to Oregon and continue our statewide habitat restoration efforts. Click here for information on the Holloway Fire.

    We will be planting bitterbrush and elderyberry. Being this late in the season, it could be on the colder side of things but Fall will be in full bloom, no doubt. There will be plenty of hot coffee and tea and cocoa. In addition, we will provide breakfast both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday night, a good old fashioned dutch oven feast will be provided! Expect a weekend of new discovery and hard work and excellent food. More details to follow as we move closer to the event and trip is subject to change or cancellation.


  • Get Outdoors Nevada Day 3 RSVPs

    Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 09:00 AM
    Lorenzi Park


    We are looking for volunteers to talk to folks at Get Outdoors Nevada Day about Wilderness.  Our local partner SH Architecture donated a booth at the event so we can spread the word about the work we do it the Wilderness areas in our backyards!  We'll need help explaining the projects we host, asking folks to support protection of Gold Butte and running the crosscut saw demonstration for all ages!  Experience is not required, just a love for the outdoors and willingness to share your passion.  RSVP here if you can donate a couple hours or so to give us a hand.

    Get Outdoors Nevada Day is a huge community event!  Last year attendance was estimated around 3,000 people!  It's a perfect event for the family and a great place to meet others who are also inspired by the outdoors.  For more information about the Festival visit the website.

  • Desert National Wildlife Refuge Scoping Meeting 24 RSVPs

    Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 05:00 PM
    Aliante Hotel in North Las Vegas, NV

    Desert bighorn sheep need YOU to take action! Once again the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, just outside the city lights of Las Vegas and home to one of Nevada’s largest desert bighorn sheep populations and over 1.2 million acres of proposed wilderness, is yet AGAIN under assault by the military.

    This time, the Air Force is looking at seizing control of 300,000 acres - most of the remaining portion of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge that is open to the public. The Air Force is currently seeking public comment on their proposal. It is critical you voice your concerns and oppose any transfer of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge to the military.


    Please stand up for one of our nation’s most precious resources – The Desert Refuge with its large tracts of undisturbed wild lands that provide invaluable habitat for threatened, sensitive, and endangered wildlife species.


    The October 20th meeting is one of five public scoping meetings in October across southern Nevada where the Air Force will take public comment. It is critical that you attend one of these meetings to make their voice heard – otherwise, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, one of the wild gems of southern Nevada, will be lost forever. Please save the date and plan to attend!

    For more information on the proposal, best talking points to use when attending the meeting, and more  about the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, visit our campaign page here:

  • Boathouse Cove Naturalization!

    Friday, October 21, 2016 at 08:00 AM
    Southern NV - Pinto Valley Wilderness


    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness as we re-naturalize an illegal motorized incursion in Pinto Valley Wilderness!  Pinto Valley's rugged hills and red sandstone outcroppings merge with the greens, grays, browns, and yellows of the desert floor.  We'll travel to Boathouse Cove Rd, on the Northshore of Lake Mead and spend 3 hours restoring the routes using vertical mulching techniques.  Use your muscles to improve habitat for rare species such as the Las Vegas bear poppy and desert tortoise!

    What You'll Need:  Please wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a long sleeve shirt.  Bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and a lunch for yourself.

    This project is being held in conjunction with MGM Resorts Impact Week.  Impact Week is part of MGM's efforts to positively impact the communities where they live, work, and raise their children. The week concludes with Make a Difference Day, a nationally recognized day devoted to highlighting volunteers and their impact in the community.  

  • No. Nevada - Desatoya Seedling Planting - Cold Springs Fire 1 RSVP

    Friday, October 21, 2016 at 01:00 PM through October 23, 2016
    Desatoya Seedling Planting - Cold Springs Fire


    Heading back out to the Desatoya Mountains to continue restoration efforts! Partnering with the BLM we will be working again on the Cold Springs Fire.

    • Guaranteed to be a weekend of adventure. If you haven't been on a seedling planting before, it is one of the most rewarding opportunities to give back to your public lands.
    • The work is moderate to strenuous, but we take plenty of breaks, and is open to all ages!
    • As usual, the trip is weather pending and subject to change and if anything changes everyone will be notified.
    • Plus, there will be plenty of Delicious Food, Hot Coffee, and Splendid Views.


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