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, July 30, 2016 at 07:00 AM
Rose Knob peak Loop Trail in Tahoe meadows, NV

Join us for a morning of hiking in the Mt. Rose wilderness, a beautiful area we are lucky to have in our backyard. Volunteer to collect data on such number of   visitors, dogs, unofficial campsites, violations, trail maintenance and signing needs. Your efforts will support the Carson Ranger District in their ongoing stewardship efforts. We will be hiking around 5-6 miles round trip so please be prepared with a day pack with at least 2 liters of water, food and sunscreen. For this hike we will be monitoring the Rose Knob peak loop, starting from the trailhead at the end of Jennifer St. in Incline Village.

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 07:30 AM
Bonanza Trail

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Come spend the day with us up at Bonanza trail, in the Cold Creek area of Mt. Charleston Wilderness! We will use our muscles to upgrade the existing drainage structures so that they work longer against erosion caused by water.  This project involves a round trip hike of up to two miles at an elevation of 7500 - 9000 feet.  

What you'll need:

-Water bottle (we will bring plenty of water for refills) 

-Lunch and snacks for yourself

-Sturdy closed-toe shoes

-Long pants and long sleeve shirt

Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 09:00 AM
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

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Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the Las Vegas Mountaineers Club are spending the day hiking and spring monitoring in Mt. Charleston!   This is a part of Friends' Spring Monitoring program in Southern Nevada.  In a nutshell, this citizen science program involves hiking to springs and measuring things such as water quality and flow rate.  The spring(s) we visit will depend on weather and what still needs to be monitored, so exact details will be sent out in the week leading up to the event. 

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

Thursday, August 04, 2016 at 06:45 PM
REI in Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV

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Ray Johnson is a Wildland Fire Fighter with the U.S. Forest Service.  In the height of the fire season he will share his experience fighting wildfires across the National Forests.   He'll have fire fighting tools and equipment to convey how difficult fighting wildfire can be.  This is a rare look into a very specialized profession.  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!

Saturday, August 06, 2016 at 08:00 AM
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a half day of hiking and spring monitoring in Mt. Charleston!  This will be a great way to meet fellow spring monitoring volunteers or to get a first glimpse at Friends' Spring Monitoring program in Southern Nevada.  In a nutshell, this citizen science program involves hiking to springs and measuring things such as water quality and flow rate.  

This will involve a rigorous off-trail hike on uneven terrain for at least 2 miles.  The spring(s) we visit will depend on weather and what still needs to be monitored, so exact details will be sent out in the week leading up to the event.  

Sunday, August 07, 2016 at 07:30 AM
Southern NV - Bonanza Trail

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Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Team Red, White, & Blue are teaming up to take care of the Bonanza trail!  We'll use our muscles to upgrade the existing drainage structures on Bonanza so that they hold up longer against erosion and move water off of the trail.  Water flow around a trail is hugely important to prevent erosion, gulleys, and other related damage.

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

Friday, August 12, 2016 at 02:00 PM
Santa Rosa Mountains

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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the U.S. Forest Service as we work to help protect sage-grouse in the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains. We will be placing markers on fences for visibility to help prevent sage-grouse from injuring themselves and worse.  Come enjoy the food, the company, and the cause!

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. Help us protect this incredible bird!

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Breakfast will be provided both Saturday and Sunday mornings. A stupendously delicious dinner will all be provided Saturday evening after work; by way of Dutch Ovens. Be prepared to bring your dinner on Friday and lunches throughout the weekend. A stop in Winnemucca at the Ridley's will be available for any last minute snacks/meal items.

Details are subject to change, for more information please contact Nora at stewardship@nevadawilderness.org or call the Friends of Nevada Wilderness office at 775-324-7667.

Friday, August 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Black Rock NCA

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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the Bureau of Land Management as we explore the Black Rock NCA and install Wilderness Boundary Markers. These markers play a critical role in defining public land spaces. These trips are a great way to get out and explore the back roads of Nevada!

 

Excellent Bird Watching opportunities as well as stellar photography chances. A great weekend to get out of town and experience your public lands.

Breakfast will be provided both Saturday and Sunday mornings. A stupendously delicious dinner will all be provided Saturday evening after work; by way of Dutch Ovens. Be prepared to bring your dinner on Friday and lunches throughout the weekend.

Details are subject to change, for more information please contact us at stewardship@nevadawilderness.org or call the Friends of Nevada Wilderness office at 775-324-7667.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 06:30 PM
Big Horn Olive Oil Company in Las Vegas, NV

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Big Horn Olive Oil Company is a friend of Friends of Nevada Wilderness and a huge supporter of protecting Gold Butte.  They want to help us spread the word about Gold Butte and achieve National Monument designation for the area.  Sign the petition to help us protect Gold Butte.

We will be in the Big Horn Olive Oil Las Vegas store to introduce ourselves and to introduce Gold Butte.  We'll share some of our favorite places to visit over goodies and drinks provided by Big Horn Olive Oil Company highlighting their delicious products!  

This is a great opportunity to learn about some of the more popular sights to see in Gold Butte, see examples of the destruction Gold Butte has faced in recent years and what see what Friends of Nevada Wilderness, among many others, is proposing to protect Gold Butte for future generations.  If you've never heard of Gold Butte, heard about it but haven't been there yet, or have visited there before, we'd like to see you to share our stories about adventures in Gold Butte and to hear yours.  

We hope you'll join us for a fun evening of tasty food, delicious drinks and inspiring conversation.  

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Thursday, September 01, 2016 at 06:45 PM
REI in Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV

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Howard Watts is the Communications Specialist for the Great Basin Water Network. As Nevada and the West continue to struggle with drought, he will discuss the state of the state's water supply for people and nature, give an overview of some of key water policies and projects that have shaped the Great Basin for better and worse, and provide ideas for a sustainable water future in the era of climate change.

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!

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