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.

  • LHRC Fence Pull #2 6 RSVPs

    Friday, August 18, 2017 at 02:00 PM through August 20, 2017
    Little High Rock Canyon Wilderness

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    Help better Pronghorn Antelope habitat. Enjoy a weekend in the high desert. You will have the chance to remove an old barbed wire fence, no longer needed, and continue to put back together the fragmented habitat of the Antelope. We plan to camp just outside the Wilderness and near the work site.

    We plan to depart from the Reno office around 2 pm on August 18th and drive north, through Gerlach, to our camp/work site. It'll be just after the annual Perseid's Meteor Shower peaks and the skies are guaranteed to be dark and great for viewing as the moon will be waning. RSVP Below!

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    Project is subject to change and/or cancellation due to weather, fire, etc. We will let you know if anything changes.

  • North Loop Trailwork Weekend #4 5 RSVPs

    Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 07:00 AM through August 20, 2017
    Mt. Charleston Wilderness

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    The fun continues on North Loop Trail!  This will be our fourth weekend spent maintaining our backcountry trails in Mt. Charleston Wilderness.  We'll be camping out on the trail at night and continuing our work to maintain the higher stretches of North Loop during the day.  This weekend we will be joined by our partners at REI, who inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship.  We are very grateful of their continued support and look forward to working with them on this exciting project.

    Level: Very strenuous.  This project will start out with a 4.5 mile hike - up Trail Canyon and continuing along North Loop Trail to our base camp.  Trail Canyon is a steep, 2 mile trail at a high elevation (7,700 - 10,000 ft) and North Loop Trail involves a more gradual climb.  From basecamp we will be hiking an additional 1 - 2 miles each day while carrying tools, food, and water for yourself.

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    What You'll Need: Sturdy, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt. A water reservoir or multiple water bottles. (We'll have plenty of water for refills.) Sunscreen, lunches, and snacks for yourself.  Also bring your own sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, and any other camping gear.

    What We'll Have: Dinner for all! Coffee, hot water, and breakfast items. Pack support! If you'll be camping out, you can drop off your gear with us by Thursday, August 10th to have it packed up the trail by our friends with the Back Country Horsemen of Nevada. Your gear will be stashed near our basecamp along with the rest of our tools and supplies, safely awaiting our arrival on August 19th.

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  • Protect Gold Butte and Basin and Range National Monuments 30 RSVPs

    Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Patagonia Outlet in Reno, NV

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     Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness at the Reno Outlet to help protect Gold Butte and the Basin and Range National Monuments. We'll have a large poster available for everyone to sign and we'll deliver it straight to Governor Sandoval's office. 


    Patagonia will be hosting live music and providing food and drink!

  • Mt. Charleston Trailwork Extravaganza! 2 RSVPs

    Saturday, September 02, 2017 at 07:30 AM through September 04, 2017
    Mt. Charleston Wilderness

     

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    We are back for another exciting weekend of trail work in Mt. Charleston Wilderness!  We'll be camping out for two nights on the trail while maintaining our back country trails during the day.  Details will be added throughout the coming weeks.

    Level: Very strenuous.  We will be hiking into the back country to a predetermined campsite and staying there for 3 days and 2 nights.  From our basecamp, we will be hiking an additional 1 - 2 miles each day while carrying tools, food, and water for yourself.

    What You'll Need: Sturdy, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt. A water reservoir or multiple water bottles. (We'll have plenty of water for refills.) Sunscreen, lunches, and snacks for yourself.  Also bring your own sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, mess kit, and any other camping gear.

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    What We'll Have: Dinner and dessert for all! Coffee, hot water, and breakfast items. Pack support! If you'll be camping out, you can drop off your gear with us by August 31st to have it packed up the trail by our friends with the Back Country Horsemen of Nevada. Your gear will be stashed near our basecamp along with the rest of our tools and supplies, safely awaiting our arrival on September 2nd.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Wild Speaker Series

    Thursday, September 07, 2017 at 06:45 PM
    REI - Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV

     

    Jose Witt is the Southern Nevada Director for Friends of Nevada Wilderness and an avid backpacker with extensive knowledge of Nevada's public lands. On September 7th, he'll give a presentation titled, Friends' Favorite Hikes in Nevada.  

    Nevada is one of the few places that can still be considered the "Wild West". With over 60 wilderness areas located in our state, before adventurers run out of potential places to visit, they may be overwhelmed on exactly where to start. Don't worry, Jose will lay out a number of these beautiful remote (and not so remote) areas detailing the landscape, wildlife, trails and recreation options each has to offer. Get ready for an interactive chat about Wild Nevada and how you can get out and enjoy these pristine areas. 

    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!

  • Trail Work with SH Architecture *PRIVATE*

    Friday, September 15, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Mt. Charleston Wilderness

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    We are excited to be teaming up with the generous employees of SH Architecture! They will be donating their time and efforts to maintain and improve trails in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness. SH Architecture is an excellent partner to help Friends of Nevada Wilderness get boots on the ground.  This is a private event.

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

  • Mt. Charleston Trailwork Finale!

    Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 07:00 AM through September 17, 2017
    Mt. Charleston Wilderness

     

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    Come join us for our last trailwork project of the summer!  This will be another exciting weekend in the backcountry of Mt. Charleston Wilderness!  We'll be camping out at night while maintaining the trail during the day.  Details will be added throughout the coming weeks.

    Level: Very strenuous.  We will be hiking into the back country to a predetermined campsite.  From our base camp, we will be hiking an additional 1 - 2 miles each day while carrying tools, food, and water for yourself.

    What You'll Need: Sturdy, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt. A water reservoir or multiple water bottles. (We'll have plenty of water for refills.) Sunscreen, lunches, and snacks for yourself.  Also bring your own sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, mess kit, and any other camping gear.

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    What We'll Have: Dinner and dessert for all! Coffee, hot water, and breakfast items. Pack support! If you'll be camping out, you can drop off your gear with us by August 31st to have it packed up the trail by our friends with the Back Country Horsemen of Nevada. Your gear will be stashed near our basecamp along with the rest of our tools and supplies, safely awaiting our arrival on September 16th.

     

     

     

     

     

  • LHRC Fence Pull #3 6 RSVPs

    Friday, September 22, 2017 at 02:00 PM through September 24, 2017
    Little High Rock Canyon Wilderness

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    Help better Pronghorn Antelope habitat. Enjoy a weekend in the high desert. You will have the chance to remove an old barbed wire fence, no longer needed, and continue to put back together the fragmented habitat of the Antelope. We plan to camp just outside the Wilderness and near the work site.

    We plan to depart from the Reno office around 2 pm on September 22nd and drive north, through Gerlach, to our camp/work site. RSVP Below!

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    Project is subject to change and/or cancellation due to weather, fire, etc. We will let you know if anything changes.

  • National Public Lands Day 2017 - North 12 RSVPs

    Friday, September 29, 2017 at 01:00 PM through October 01, 2017
    Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails NCA

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    Love your Public Lands? Join us for a weekend of giving back to the land! Help us help the BLM restore critical Desert Dace Habitat in Soldier Meadows.

     

    Similar to last year, but different all the while we will focus on improving habitat for the Desert Dace. The exact work has yet to be determined.

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    Along with our partners, Friends of Black Rock-High Rock and Nevada Outdoor School, we will be hosting a Dutch Oven Cook-Off! Time to hone your recipes.

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    Check back periodically for updates and plan for a great weekend in the National Conservation Area.

     

     

  • National Public Lands Day in Gold Butte National Monument!

    Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Gold Butte National Monument

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    Save the Date:

    National Public Lands Day in Gold Butte National Monument!

    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Friends of Gold Butte, and the Bureau of Land Management as we celebrate something we all share: public lands!  From our neighborhood parks or beaches to our nation’s awe-inspiring national monuments, public lands are the places where we live, learn, play, exercise, and relax. In fact, over 30% of America’s land is public land.  Now it’s your turn to give back!

    We'll meet in the morning, then split into teams to accomplish various projects throughout Gold Butte.  We'll rehabilitate fragile desert habitat, install signs for the Gold Butte Backcountry Byway, and re-enforce the boundary of Lime Canyon Wilderness.  All you'll need to bring is a water bottle, lunch, snacks, and sunscreen for yourself.  Plan to wear long pants, a long sleeve shirt, and wear sturdy, close-toed shoes.

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