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.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Holiday Inn Club Vacations

We are looking for volunteers interested in sharing their passion for the outdoors! Join us at for the Green Fair at the Holiday Inn on Koval and Flamingo where we will be meeting new folks and introducing them to all we do at Friends of Nevada Wilderness.  If you've never tabled before, don't worry - there are no skills necessary...just a love for the outdoors.  This is a great opportunity to meet nice people and get them connected to wilderness!

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 08:30 AM
Desert National Wildlife Refuge in Las Vegas, NV

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To celebrate Earth Day, employees from local Ralph Lauren stores will be planting native plants at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.  We will be spending the morning planting salt grass around the pond, wolf berry and more in the pasture, and fruit trees in the historic orchard of Corn Creek.  Our efforts will create habitat for wildlife and clean air for us all!

Please bring sturdy close-toed shoes, a water bottle to fill up, and layers to keep warm in the morning.  We'll provide snack, water, tools, and a good time!

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 09:00 AM
Spring Festival

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We are looking for volunteers interested in sharing their passion for the outdoors! Join us at the Spring Festival at Tivoli Village where we will be meeting new folks and introducing them to all we do at Friends of Nevada Wilderness.  If you've never tabled before, don't worry - there are no skills necessary...just a love for the outdoors.  This is a great opportunity to meet nice people and get them connected to wilderness!

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Zappos! Headquarters


zappos_logo.jpgWe are looking for volunteers interested in sharing their passion for the outdoors! Join us in a celebration of Earth Day at the Zappos Headquarters in Downtown Las Vegas where we will be meeting new folks, saying hi to old friends, and introducing them to all we do at Friends of Nevada Wilderness.  If you've never tabled before, don't worry - there are no skills necessary...just a love for the outdoors.  This is a great opportunity to meet nice people and get them connected to wilderness!

If you are interested in attending let Jesy know, she'd love to have your help.

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Santa Rosa Mountains-north of Winnemucca

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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the Santa Rosa Ranger District as we continue our work to help rehabilitate areas that have been affected by fire.  

We will be planting around 1800 bitterbrush seedlings over 2-3 weekends in the spring of 2015. Bitterbrush is important browse for ungulates and is especially important for winter forage. The presence of bitterbrush as a productive component of shrub communities is beneficial to mule deer and other wildlife species.

We will leave the Reno office in the early Friday afternoon and return Sunday afternoon. Dinner will be provided on Saturday night and Continental Breakfast will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday mornings. We will have a few snacks for Saturday afternoon, but we encourage folks to bring their own lunch. Folks from Winnemucca tend to come out for the day, which is fine too. Contact us for meeting locations if you plan on meeting us Saturday morning. More details will be out closer to the date of the event.

If you're interested in this event go ahead and RSVP so you'll get the email updates and don't worry if you need to cancel, we understand :). If you have any questions contact Renee at renee@nevadawilderness.org

This trip is dependent on weather and might have to be rescheduled if there is still snow. 

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 07:00 AM
Desatoya Wilderness Study Area

Explore this little known and beautiful area in the Desatoya Mountains. We'll be hiking up the Big Den Creek canyon, past the waterfall (yes, waterfall!) to Big Den Spring. About 5-6 mi RT and 1500-2000' elevation gain. This is part of the Desatoya Mountains Wilderness Study Area (WSA) and we'll learn about Friends of Nevada Wilderness perspective on the possibility of becoming a full-fledged Wilderness Area with their recent sage-grouse campaign. After the hike we may stop in Middlegate for some real Nevada "culture." Contact Leader for details. No dogs. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628kdwyer31@charter.net). Moderately Strenuous.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Downtown Summerlin

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We are looking for volunteers interested in sharing their passion for the outdoors! Join us in a celebration of Earth day at Downtown Summerlin where we will be meeting new folks and introducing them to all we do at Friends of Nevada Wilderness.  If you've never tabled before, don't worry - there are no skills necessary...just a love for the outdoors.  This is a great opportunity to meet nice people and get them connected to wilderness!

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 07:00 AM
Augusta Mountains Wilderness Study Area

Central Nevada Prominent Peaks: Cain, Tobin and Moses (exploratory). The Augusta Mountains Wilderness Study Area (WSA) lies at the intersection of Churchill, Lander and Pershing counties with the high point being Cain Mountain (8409', prominence 3199'). Join the Sierra Club to explore this WSA while attempting to climb Cain and then move on to attempt two other prominent peaks: Mount Tobin (9775', prominence 4831') in the Tobin Range WSA and Mount Moses (8649', prominence 3549'), but not necessarily in that order. While exploring these areas we'll also discuss the latest Friends of Nevada Wilderness thoughts on how best to protect the wilderness characteristics of all three areas. The trip will involve dry camping at locations to be determined in the field and substantial hiking/climbing on three successive days. High clearance 4WD vehicles will be necessary. Please contact leader for further details and screening. No dogs. Please contact the trip leader Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628; kdwyer31@charter.net) for more details and to RSVP. Strenuous.

Saturday, May 02, 2015 at 07:30 AM
Trailhead Makeover - Bridge Mountain!

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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Friends of Red Rock Canyon as we restore vehicle incursions into Rainbow Mountain Wilderness and install new trailhead signage. We're doing a trail head makeover!

Work will involve using pick-mattocks and shovels to dig holes to install a post barrier, and McLeods to rake out tire tracks. 

Access to the trailhead will involve a 3 mile drive up a very rugged dirt road. We have 6 seats reserved to transport volunteers, but if you have a jeep or similar off-road machine and would like to drive to the trailhead, let us know! We could definitely use the transportation help.

Saturday, May 02, 2015 at 07:30 AM
Boomtown Casino

Friends of Nevada Wilderness member and long-time Ham Radio instructor David Book KD7YIM will be teaching a one day Technician Class Amateur Radio FastClass in Reno on Saturday, May 2. This is an easy way to get your “Ham” license in just one day. Get ready for the Black Rock Rendezvous!

This class will be part of a Reno Amateur Radio Convention, NVCON 2015, being held at Boomtown. No Morse Code is needed and it’s a 35 question test at an 8th grade level!

Amateur Radio is far superior to CB and FRS radios and David says “comparing CB radio to Ham radio is like comparing 2 cans and a string to a cell phone!” For full info on the class and to sign up go to http://nvcon.org/ David also says that a nationwide network of relay stations allow communication with inexpensive handheld radios over 25 miles or so it’s really handy for recreation in the back country!

If you want to start getting ready, order Gordon West’s “Technician Class License Manual 2014 – 2018” from www.w5yi.org, Amazon, or your local bookstore. If you tell the w5yi people you’re taking David’s KD7YIM’s class they’ll send you some additional free information! David says “You won’t be able to sign up for the class until about March but this is a chance to buy the book and have plenty of time to read it. All 18 students passed my January class so it must be pretty easy!” For additional information go to http://nvcon.org or email David at KD7YIM@arrl.net .

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