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, May 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails NCA


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Come out to the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area and kick off the summer with gusto! There will be plenty of opportunity for a great time:

  • Talks and lectures
  • Tours and Discovery
  • Kids Camp
  • Stewardship
  • Dutch Oven Cook 0ff
  • and Much, Much, more!!!

We will be joining forces again with the BLM, Nevada Outdoor School, and Friends of Black Rock-High Rock. If you have not been before, this trip is perfect to get to know the Black Rock NCA. Through the lectures, tours, and stewardship projects, you can come home with a wonderful experience. And the excitement to return.

Details are being worked out and as we approach the date and this page will be updated accordingly. Please check back. Also, due to the radical weather of Nevada, all events are subject to change/cancellation and we will let you know of any important changes asap.

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Thursday, June 02, 2016 at 06:45 PM
REI in Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV

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Laura Rosales is a member of National Speleological Society, part of the local group Southern Nevada Grotto and she has stories about local and exotic caves she's explored.  Learn about this specialized adventure sport in her introduction to caving titled Going Under: Caves of Nevada and Beyond.  You wont want to miss it!

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!

Friday, June 03, 2016 at 12:00 PM
National Trails Day - Steven's Camp, Black Rock NCA

National Public Lands Day - 2016


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Haven't been to Steven's Camp, on the north end of the High Rock Canyon? Join us this weekend for a hoot and a holler of a great time. Partnering with the BLM and Friends of Black Rock-High Rock we will be maintaining the Upper High Rock Canyon Trail in addition to continuing the work on the public use cabin.

While details have yet to smoothed out, talk of a Dutch Oven Potluck is in the works. Be sure to RSVP for a great weekend spent in the great Nevada outback!

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Saturday, June 04, 2016 at 07:00 AM
Ravenswood Peak

Ravenswood Peak Exploratory Day HikeRavenswood Mountains proposed LWC (Lands With Wilderness Characteristics) is in Lander County north of Hwy 50 and just west of NV 305. On this exploratory trip, we will attempt the rarely climbed Ravenswood Peak (8130’ and ~1450’ of prominence) which should provide great views in all directions. We will be joined by representatives from Friends of Nevada Wilderness to explain the proposed “LWC” designation and how you can help protect the area for its wild qualities. There will be a 3 hr drive each way and the hike will be 5-10 miles RT with 1500-2000’ of total elevation gain. Please contact leader for further details. ND. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628kdwyer31@charter.net). Moderately Strenuous.

Saturday, June 04, 2016 at 07:30 AM
Southern NV - Lovell Canyon in Las Vegas, NV

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Celebrate National Trails Day at Griffith Shadow Trail with Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the Back Country Horsemen of Nevada (BCH)!  Griffith Shadow provides hikers and equestrian users an excellent opportunity to experience the quiet of La Madre Mountain Wilderness.  We'll spend the weekend maintaining the existing sections of Griffith Shadow trail and working to connect those sections into a loop.  We'll do basic tread maintenance, repair and improve drainage structures, and brush and log-out the routes.  All of this will keep the trail enjoyable and prevent long-term maintenance problems!

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This project will involve a 5 mile hike and trailwork.  We'll be hiking at an elevation of 6000 - 7000 ft, so the air will be thinner and we'll get winded easier.  The Bristlecone Chapter of BCH is a superb partner of Friends and will help us out by bringing tools and water to the project site.

We'll be camping out on Saturday and continuing with trailwork on Sunday.  We'll cook everyone gourmet dinner and desserts, so bring your camping gear for a fun night in the forest!

What You'll Need:
- Sturdy, close-toed shoes.
- Long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.
- Water bottle.  We'll have plenty of water for refills.
- Lunches and snacks for yourself.  (We'll cook dinner and desserts for everyone on Saturday.  We'll also have oatmeal and hot water/coffee available for breakfast on Sunday.)

 

This project is possible because of funds provided through the National Environmental Education Foundation's Every Day Event Grant.  Toyota is a National Sponsor that generously supports the Every Day Event Grant.

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Saturday, June 04, 2016 at 08:30 AM
Michael S. Thompson Hunter Creek Trailhead


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Help us Celebrate National Trails Day as we enjoy the wonderful Hunter Creek Trail and the Mt. Rose Wilderness.

Musk Thistle and Perennial Pepperweed are a nasty plants that have drastic affects to the watershed. Out-competing native plants, noxious weeds can steal resources, grow into dense mono-cultures, and affect wildlife and soil quality.

Join us as we head into the Mt. Rose Wilderness to continue efforts to reduce populations sizes and densities. With shovel in hand, we will hike to known locations. This is a great way to spend the day hiking in our wonderful backyard Wilderness while lending a hand.

We will be partnering with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and the USFS for this project. In addition to pulling weeds, there will be a trail work project happening.

We plant to work from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. to avoid working in the heat.

 

 

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 at 08:00 AM
Michael S. Thompson Hunter Creek Trailhead


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Musk Thistle and Perennial Pepperweed are a nasty plants that have drastic affects to the watershed. Out-competing native plants, noxious weeds can steal resources, grow into dense mono-cultures, and affect wildlife and soil quality.

Join us as we head into the Mt. Rose Wilderness to continue efforts to reduce populations sizes and densities. With shovel in hand, we will hike to known locations. This is a great way to spend the day hiking in our wonderful backyard Wilderness while lending a hand.

 

 

Friday, June 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM
No. Nevada - Pahute Peak Wilderness Habitat Restoration

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Join us for a weekend of adventure and habitat restoration in the Pahute Peak Wilderness of the Black Rock NCA.

 

  • Working on the west side of the range, we will be helping the BLM restore some damaged habitat.
  • A great opportunity to see some new and little visited areas of the Black Rock Desert.
  • The work is moderate and well worth the effort
  • Trip is subject to change due to weather
  • Not to mention, delicious Dutch Oven Meals, hot coffee (and cold) and an amazing place!

 

Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

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Bring a picnic lunch and join us at Deer Creek Picnic Area to talk about this year's goals for the Volunteer Spring Monitoring Program.  We will set up outing dates and volunteers can select which springs they want to monitor over the summer.  With over 200 springs in the Spring Mountains it's a huge task to visit them all and we can't wait to get started!

Additionally: We will arrive at the Deer Creek Picnic Area pull off earlier in the morning to monitor the springs around the picnic area.  Anyone is welcome to join us.  Get a hold of Jesy for more information.

Come up for the monitoring, the picnic or both!  We'll see you there!

 

BRING

Lunch, snacks, your passion for wilderness!

 

PROVIDED

Water, additional snacks, an opportunity to meet other spring monitoring volunteers & a chance to claim monitoring rights to preferred springs

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 08:00 AM
Michael S. Thompson Hunter Creek Trailhead


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Musk Thistle and Perennial Pepperweed are a nasty plants that have drastic affects to the watershed. Out-competing native plants, noxious weeds can steal resources, grow into dense mono-cultures, and affect wildlife and soil quality.

Join us as we head into the Mt. Rose Wilderness to continue efforts to reduce populations sizes and densities. With shovel in hand, we will hike to known locations. This is a great way to spend the day hiking in our wonderful backyard Wilderness while lending a hand.

 

 

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