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, March 28, 2015 at 08:00 AM
Petersen Mountain

 Join us for a hike up to the high point of the Petersen Mountain Range that straddles the California-Nevada border just north of Reno. In addition to being on the Great Basin Peaks list (#86) this beautiful area has wilderness characteristics that should qualify it to be managed as such by the BLM. However, it is being left out of lands with wilderness characteristics consideration in the BLM's Resource Management Plan which is under review. During the trip, we will explain the RMP and what you can do to help out. There will be a small letter writing component of the trip. Contact Leader for details. No dogs please. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628kdwyer31@charter.net). Co-Leader: Dorothy Hudig (775-323-4835hudig@sbcglobal.net). Moderately Strenuous.

Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge - Southern Nevada in Alamo, NV

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We are partnering with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to provide students an Alternative Spring Break at the Pahrangat National Wildlife Refuge.  This is a multi-day project with 4 nights of camping starting Sunday evening!  Monday through Thursday volunteers will do stewardship work on the Refuge learning restoration techniques.  In the evenings volunteers will be lead in an educational discussion over dinner.  The trip is free; all meals and transportation to work locations are provided. 

RSVPs are now full. However, there is still a good chance that you will be able to join us. If you would like to join a wait list, please email Minas Mkhitarian at minas@nevadawilderness.org. 

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 01:15 PM

Next week, the “Bundy bill” or A.B. 408 will be heard in the Nevada Assembly Natural Resources committee. This is a dangerous piece of legislation, which once again threatens access to our public lands.

Can you attend the hearing in Carson City, Las Vegas or Elko on AB408 on Tuesday, March 31st at 1:30 p.m.?

Yes! RSVP here.

No, but I want to register my opinion against AB408.

This bill would allow for Red Rock, Great Basin National Park and other critical areas to be given to corporations for "beneficial use." There is no constitutional basis for Nevada taking ownership and management of federal public lands. Many states have tried and all have failed. This bill values grazing, mining and timber over all other uses of land.

It is unclear whether the public will be allowed on land that is being "put to beneficial use." Giving an all access pass to companies to use and abuse our public lands will destroy important wildlife habitat and ruin our hunting & fishing economy. This bill will have a devastating effect on Nevada's economy. What happens to existing mining leases, mining claims, grazing leases, energy rights of way, public access, and wilderness areas?

 You can use the sample language above to tell your legislators via email or using the opinion link above that we will not stand for this type of legislation in our state! We should not be rewarding an extreme rancher and his posse for their bad behavior by giving them special treatment at the Nevada legislature. Nevada’s public lands belong in the public hands. We should not be selling our land to the highest bidder. 

We know the Bundy and his crew plan to turn out in force on Tuesday and we need you to be there as well to tell our side of the story! WE NEED YOU!

Join us next Tuesday to speak out against AB 408. Please attend the hearing at 1:30 in Carson City, Las Vegas or Elko.

Room 3138 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.

Videoconferenced to Room 4401 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

Videoconferenced to Room 120, High Tech Center, Great Basin College, 1290 Burns Rd, Elko, NV.

Let us know you’re coming! RSVP here.

Don’t forget you can also cast your vote online against AB408 here.

We need everyone to take action now. We must make our voices heard and stand up for our land!

Thursday, April 02, 2015 at 07:00 PM
REI Boca Park

 

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Suzanne Shelp, Trails Program Manager for the U.S. Forest Service, will discuss aftermath of the Carpenter 1 Fire and the South Loop Trail.

 

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.  Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday at 7 pm for a new speaker every month!

Friday, April 10, 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. 

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. 

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