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.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 02:00 PM
Carson City Plaza Hotel in Carson City, NV

Will you be able to attend an upcoming Bureau of Land Management meeting regarding their current draft Resource Management Plan?

Saturday, January 24 - Carson City: Carson City Plaza Hotel, 801 S Carson St., Carson City, NV 89701 
2-6pm


You can stop by anytime between 2-6pm. There will be informational stations regarding the current Resource Management Planning process for our district with ample opportunities to talk one-on-one with BLM staff. Make sure to let the BLM staff know how much you appreciate the job they do in managing America’s resources and the importance of wild public lands to you.

The Bureau of Land Management in the Carson City District is in the middle of their land use planning process. The Resource Management Plan they are working on will guide how our 4.8 million acres of public lands will be managed for the next couple decades. Their preferred plan proposes to continue strong protective measures for the eight Wilderness Study Areas within the district and to manage an additional eight Northern Nevada areas to protect their wilderness characteristics.  

The BLM deserves the highest recognition for proposing to protect these Lands with Wilderness Characteristics, although two outstanding areas have been omitted from the plan and should also be included:  Petersen Mountain and Monte Cristo North. If you know either of these two areas, please talk with the staff about your experiences and the importance of protecting these amazing landscapes. If you don't have personal knowledge of these areas, speaking to the importance of protecting Lands with Wilderness Characteristics is just as helpful!

Please come to the meeting to show your support for our public lands. For more details and talking points, click here.

We will have talking points and more information for you at the meeting - just look for a Friends of Nevada Wilderness name badge.                      


Can't attend the meeting? Click here on how to submit a letter to the BLM. 
 If you are interested in becoming more involved in the campaign, e-mail Shevawn at Shevawn@nevadawilderness.org.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 05:00 PM
Yerington Elementary School in Yerington, NV

Will you be able to attend an upcoming Bureau of Land Management meeting regarding the draft Resource Management Plan?

Thursday, January 29: Yerington - Yerington Elementary School. 112 North California St. 5-7pm

You can stop by anytime between 5-7pm. There will be informational stations regarding the current Resource Management Planning process for our district with ample opportunities to talk one-on-one with BLM staff. Make sure to let the BLM staff know how much you appreciate the job they do in managing America’s resources and the importance of wild public lands to you.

The Bureau of Land Management in the Carson City District is in the middle of their land use planning process. The Resource Management Plan they are working on will guide how our 4.8 million acres of public lands will be managed for the next couple decades. Their preferred plan proposes to continue strong protective measures for the eight Wilderness Study Areas within the district and to manage an additional eight Northern Nevada areas to protect their wilderness characteristics.  

The BLM deserves the highest recognition for proposing to protect these Lands with Wilderness Characteristics, although two outstanding areas have been omitted from the plan and should also be included:  Petersen Mountain and Monte Cristo North. If you know either of these two areas, please talk with the staff about your experiences and the importance of protecting these amazing landscapes. If you don't have personal knowledge of these areas, speaking to the importance of protecting Lands with Wilderness Characteristics is just as helpful!

Please come to the meeting to show your support for our public lands. For more details and talking points, click here.

We will have talking points and more information for you at the meeting - just look for a Friends of Nevada Wilderness name badge.     

                
Can't attend the meeting? Click here on how to submit a letter to the BLM. 
 If you are interested in becoming more involved in the campaign, just reply to this e-mail.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 06:00 PM
REI Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV

Calling all Conservationists!

You have a say in how Public Land around Las Vegas will be managed.  The Las Vegas and Pahrump Bureau of Land Management Field Offices have redrafted their Resource Management Plan.  The public comment period is open until February 6, 2015.  Friends of Nevada Wilderness is asking for you to speak up for public lands by submitting a comment in support of Lands with Wilderness Characteristics.  

Join us for a Letter Writing Workshop at the end of this month.  We'll talk about the draft RMP, share thoughts and write letters over snacks and refreshments.  Help us urge the BLM to protect our wild backyard!

Public lands are administered for the public. If you do not let your voice be heard during this comment period, then you are not participating in one of the most important democratic processes for making decisions about public lands. 

If you have questions feel free to give us a call (702) 515-5417.   

We will see you there!

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Buenos Grill in Reno, NV

The Winter Slide Series at Buenos Grill is a great way to visit the world without leaving Reno. Each week, a first class photographers will present their photos and travel stories based on a certain topic. To begin each evening, raffle prizes are drawn where the proceeds go to a certain Nevada non-profit organization - in this case, it's us! So come on down to Buenos Grill, grab some food, help support our programs, and see some great photographs for free. Arrive early as chairs fill up fast! 

February 4th's program is from Tahoe based photographer Ryan Salm for an amazing presentation which leads the viewer through the festival streets, packed with millions of pilgrims amongst thousands of Sadhu (Hindu holy men). From there the journey proceeds with a dip in the Ganges on Hinduism's most auspicious day and straight into inflating standup paddle boards and paddling on faith down one of the dirtiest, "most pure" rivers on the planet. The team lived by the river, stayed with families and has stories sure to enlighten your wildest dreams.

Monday, February 09, 2015 at 01:00 PM
Mountain Springs

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LUSH Cosmetics is a loyal supporter of Nevada's Wilderness.  Staff from LUSH stores all over the country are coming to Las Vegas and spending an afternoon with Friends of Nevada Wilderness restoring the Mountain Springs area.  Volunteers will use vertical and horizontal mulch restoration techniques to protect this area's cultural significance.  This is a private event.

Friends of Nevada Wilderness can organize similar projects for your group or business.  Call our office (702) 515-5417 for more information.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 08:00 AM
North McCullough Wilderness

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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the Sierra Club as we celebrate our shared love for wilderness! We will will use vertical and horizontal mulch restoration techniques to naturalize decommissioned routes to protect this area's invaluable resources. 

This will be an overnight stewardship project in North McCullough Wilderness. This means awesome camping, good food, and dutch oven dessert! Volunteers who cannot make the  two day commitment are  welcome to join us on Saturday only. 

More details to come as the days get closer, so stay tuned!

Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 08:00 AM
Friends of Nevada Wilderness Headquarters in Sparks, NV

Become a Tread Lightly trainer! The Tread Lightly! Tread Trainer™ course is an 8-hour course designed to provide a “crash course” on outdoor ethics focusing on motorized and mechanized recreation on both land and water. Participation in the course qualifies individuals to present the Tread Lightly! message to others in their state or region. Participants will work with Master Trainers or Tread Lightly! staff on understanding the role outdoor ethics play in the recreation community, learn the Tread Lightly! principles of responsible recreation and be provided with the tools to conduct workshops and coordinate community outreach.

The Tread Trainer course is designed to help volunteers promote the message responsible recreation where lands and waters are protected, safety is a top priority and everyone enjoys the experience of being outdoors. The course centered on land based recreation focuses on the Tread Lightly! principles designed to minimize impacts on roads, trails and the wildlands they access.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 08:00 AM
Desert National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Las Vegas, NV

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We’ll spend our afternoon in Long Canyon at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. We will work to re-route the existing trail to protect the fragile cultural resources in the area. We will hike about one mile on a really awesome trail to get to the work site. A high clearance 4x4 vehicle is required to access the project site. 

Please bring long a sleeve shirt and long pants, sturdy shoes, a hat, sunscreen, a water bottle, snacks and lunch. We will provide gloves, hard hats, tools and additional water and snacks. 

 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Friends of Nevada Wilderness headquarters in Sparks, NV

The Bureau of Land Management in the Carson City District is in the middle of their land use planning process and is asking the public to comment on their recently released draft Resource Management Plan. This plan, once established, will guide how our 4.8 million acres of public lands will be managed for the next couple decades; therefore, it is critical that the public gets involved in the process, especially concerning protective management for lands with wilderness characteristics.

We're hosting an informal open house at our office in Sparks to answer your questions about the Resource Management Plan process, discuss the areas up for consideration, and provide a quick tutorial on how to submit your comments that will be the most effective in protection of our wild lands. Of course, what's a gathering at our office without some fun, friends, and food so we're having a pizza party! Feel free to bring a side dish to share if you'd like; otherwise, just bring your friends and family!

Friday, February 27, 2015 at 08:00 AM
Chevron Gas Station in Las Vegas, NV

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Join us for naturalization and cleanup at Mountain Springs.  Our efforts will rehabilitate and obscure two decommissioned routes and leave the area free of trash, such as shotgun shells, metal, and carpet scraps.  Help us restore Rainbow Mountain Wilderness, known for its beautiful sandstone cliffs and twisting canyons. 

Bring water, sunscreen, close-toed shoes, pants, and a long-sleeve shirt that you are okay with getting dirty.  A 4x4 vehicle is requried to access the project site.

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