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.

  • Stevens Camp Trail Maintenance Project - North 11 RSVPs

    Friday, July 21, 2017 at 01:00 PM through July 23, 2017
    Steven's Camp

     

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    Celebrate your trails and join us for a great weekend of trail work and restoration! We will be camping again at Steven’s Camp, a public use cabin located at the north of High Rock Canyon. Built by Tennessee Ernie Ford it is a lovely oasis in the desert. 

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    We plan to leave the office the afternoon of July 21st and spend the weekend camping. This will be a great trip to see the beautiful country surrounding Steven's Camp. The trail is about 1 mile long, and we will be using loppers to cut back the encoraching brush. 

    As usual, Friends of Nevada Wilderness will provide a decadent meal on the work day and breakfasts each morning, complete with hot coffee and tea and cocoa. Be sure to RSVP early and get in on this wonderful trip.

     

    As always, the trip is subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances. We will let folks know if anything changes.

  • North Loop Trailwork Weekend #2!! 13 RSVPs

    Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 07:30 AM through July 30, 2017
    Mt. Charleston Wilderness

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    Come join us for round two on North Loop Trail!  This will be another weekend of many spent maintaining our backcountry trails in Mt. Charleston Wilderness.  We'll be camping out at the junction of Trail Canyon and North Loop trail at night and continue our work to maintain the higher stretches of North Loop during the day.  Join us for the whole weekend or just one day.

    Level:  Strenuous.  This project will start out with a hike up Trail Canyon to our base camp.  Trail Canyon is a steep, 2 mile trail at a high elevation (7,700 - 10,000 ft).  From there we will be hiking an additional 1 - 2 miles each day while carrying tools, food, and water for yourself.

    BCH_Bristlecone_Logo.pngWhat 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.  If you're camping out, you'll need to bring your own sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, and any other camping gear.

    What We'll Have:  Dinner.  Coffee, hot water, and breakfast items.  Pack support!  If you'll be camping out, you can drop off your gear with us by Thursday, 7/13 to have it packed up the trail by our friends with the Back Country Horsemen of Nevada.  If you are unable to make it to our first trip, your gear will be stashed near the base camp along with the rest of our tools and supplies, safely awaiting our return on July 29th.

  • Wild Speaker Series

    Thursday, August 03, 2017 at 06:45 PM
    REI - Boca Park

    Dr. Jim Boone is a ecologist and owner of Las Vegas nature website www.birdandhike.com.  On August 3rd he'll give a presentation titled, A Guide to Your Nevada National Monuments.  

    Nevada is home to two of America's newest National Monuments, Basin and Range and Gold Butte. Basin and Range National Monument is approximately 704,000 acres of remote, undeveloped mountains and valleys in Lincoln and Nye counties in southeastern Nevada. Gold Butte National Monument is located in Clark County, Nevada, northeast of Las Vegas and south of Mesquite. Gold Butte protects nearly 300,000 acres of desert landscapes featuring a wide array of natural and cultural resources, including rock art, sandstone towers, and important wildlife habitat for species like the Mojave Desert tortoise, bighorn sheep, and mountain lion. There are many areas of historical and cultural significance in our two National Monuments as well as miles of beautiful scenery for Nevadans to enjoy.  

     Dr. Boone will walk us through these magnificent monuments and give us details on wildlife, native plants, specific areas of interest and things to do when visiting. As you may know, President Trump is currently reviewing 27 National Monuments including Nevada's Gold Butte and Basin & Range. Come learn what you can do to protect the status of these indispensable public lands.

    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!

  • High Rock Route Restore 5 RSVPs

    Friday, August 04, 2017 at 02:00 PM through August 06, 2017
    High Rock Lake

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    Join us for a weekend deep in the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area restoring habitat and enjoying the views. There will be great food, coffee, stunning sunrises, stars, and a wee bit of work on this action packed weekend. A great opportunity to get out of town and enjoy some fresh air.

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    We plan to leave the office around 2 pm and head North to High Rock Lake. We will camp in the vicinity of the opening to Little High Rock Canyon. Work will be done in the area on Saturday the 5th. We will provide a Dutch Oven dinner on Saturday as well as both breakfasts.

    Project is subject to change due to weather, fire, etc. We will let you know if this happens. RSVP today!

  • North Loop Trailwork Weekend #3!! 5 RSVPs

    Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 07:30 AM through August 13, 2017
    Mt. Charleston Wilderness

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    Back at it again on North Loop Trail!  This will be our third 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 from Team Red, White & Blue, whose mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity, as well as Team Rubicon, which unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.

    Level: Very strenuous.  This project will start out with a hike up Trail Canyon and continue along North Loop Trail to our base camp (total of 4 miles).  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 12th.

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  • LHRC Fence Pull #2 5 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 2 RSVPs

    Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 07:30 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 hike up Trail Canyon and continue along North Loop Trail to our base camp (total of 4 miles).  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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  • Mt. Rose Wilderness Invasive Weed Monitoring #4

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 07:00 AM
    Mt. Rose Wilderness - Michael S. Thompson Trailhead

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    This year we decided to monitor the invasive weed populations later in the summer. This will help us identify how many are slipping past the blades of our shovels and how this past winter affected populations.

    Join us for a day of hiking on and off trail throughout the north portion of Mt. Rose Wilderness. We will hike to known weed locations and assess how they are doing. Hopefully, we won't find any new ones.

     

    This is a great way to get a more in depth knowledge of Noxious Weeds and explore rarely seen areas of Mt. Rose Wilderness.

     

    We plan to start early to beat the summer heat. Trip details are subject to change. If you have further questions, contact us here at the office, 775-324-7667.

  • Mt. Charleston Trailwork Extravaganza!

    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 18th.

     

     

     

     

     

  • LHRC Fence Pull #3 2 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.

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