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 12:00 PM
Mount Rose Wilderness--near Reno

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Volunteer with Friends of Nevada Wilderness at your own convenience, while hiking in Mount Rose Wilderness!  We are helping the Forest Service find out which trails are used the most and have the most need for maintenance and monitoring.  If you love to hike, this is a great opportunity for you to volunteer with us!  

To find out more please contact Renee at renee@nevadawilderness.org.

 

 

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.  T

Fence collisions by sage-grouse can be widespread and fatal.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), fence marking can reduce sage-grouse strikes by up to 83 percent.  We are planning to mark areas where known sage-grouse strikes have been occurring and where fences are near active leks. 

For more information please contact Renee at renee@nevadawilderness.org or call the at 775-324-7667.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 09:00 AM
Bonanza Trailhead in Las Vegas, NV

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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness as we give the Bonanza trailhead a much needed makeover! The trail has already been beautified with the hard work of our trail crew - but the trailhead is still untouched and needs some help. We'll be rolling some big rocks to delineate two alternate user trails, and improving the proper trailhead. We'll also be doing some trail maintenance within the first 1/4 mile of the trail. This is a family friendly project, and volunteers of all ages are welcome to join us!

What to Bring

Wear pants and a long sleeve shirt, and sturdy boots/shoes. Bring a water bottle to refill and a lunch for yourself. Also bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.   

What We'll Have

We'll provide gloves, tools, plenty of water, snacks, and everything else we you will need to do the work.

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.  T

Fence collisions by sage-grouse can be widespread and fatal.  According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), fence marking can reduce sage-grouse strikes by up to 83 percent.  We are planning to mark areas where known sage-grouse strikes have been occurring and where fences are near active leks. 

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

 

 

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Hays Canyon Range-East of Eagleville, CA

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Join us for our second project in the beautiful Hays Canyon Range, we will continue our work to clean up the Divine Springs area.  We will focus on route restoration and possibly non-repairable development removal.   We may also work on adding some picnic tables to this beautiful campground. There is a possibility the project will change, so please check back or contact Renee at renee@nevadawilderness.org for updates.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 08:00 AM
Galena Regional Park - Manzanita Picnic Area

We'll be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act with a short hike into our very own backyard wilderness, Mt. Rose! Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness along with partnering organizations like the Sierra Club for this interpretative hike. A free picnic at Galena Regional Park, Manzanita Picnic Area to follow - please RSVP to the picnic separately here: http://www.nevadawilderness.org/wilderness_picnic

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 13, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Galena Regional Park - Manzanita Picnic Area

Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness, the Sierra Club, the Forest Service, Backcountry Horsemen, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers for a picnic in Galena Regional Park. We'll provide the burgers, hot dogs, desserts, and refreshments! Bring the family for delicious food, fun games, guest speakers, and much more. 

A wilderness walk into Mt. Rose Wilderness will begin at 8am, starting from the picnic area.

You will need to RSVP for this event. Feel free to bring family and friends!

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