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, October 09, 2015 at 01:00 PM
Santa Rosa Mountains in Sparks, NV


Hike like you've never hiked before! If you love hiking through Aspens, enjoying amazing vistas, using hand tools, and relish in the satisfaction of a job well done, then we have just the project for you.

Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness in the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains, and help us install an Easy Pass gate to help keep cattle in their range, while letting people easily move through. We will be constructing this gate using only non-motorized tools and our own two hands, and we look forward to having your help!

We will be leaving the office in Sparks at 1:00 pm. Friends of Nevada Wilderness will provide breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a delicious dinner after work on Saturday evening. Please come with dinner for Friday evening and lunch for Saturday afternoon and be prepared for camping in any weather! 

Contact Nora at or call the office at 775-324-7667 for more information. We look forward to seeing you out there!


Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 08:00 AM
Mt. Charleston


Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness' spring monitoring program in southern Nevada.  This morning training will involve some hands on monitoring practice and a brief discussion about the importance of springs and how the data we collect will contribute to management decisions. We expect to be hiking up to 1.5 miles round trip, some of which will be off trail and on steep, uneven terrain. 

You'll need to bring sunscreen, water, and a snack for yourself and wear long pants and sturdy shoes.  We'll bring all of the monitoring equipment and a good time!

Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 01:00 PM
Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway


 We're looking for volunteers to share their passion for Wilderness at Go Mt. Charleston's 4th annual Fall Festival.  

This year the Fall Festival will be at the new Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway!  With guided hikes, campfire programs and music, this family friendly event is a great way to appreciate Fall.  Friends of Nevada Wilderness will be there to talk about all the great work our volunteers do on the Mountain and throughout southern Nevada.  Help us make this Festival an even greater success by volunteering or join us join us for the Fall-inspired fun!

We'll see you there!

Monday, October 19, 2015 at 08:30 AM
Red Rock Canyon NCA


MGM employees are joining Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a morning in Red Rock Canyon NCA!  We will spend our time at the trailhead to Kraft Mountain loop assembling and installing a kiosk as well as cleaning up litter.  We encourage you to hike the trail and enjoy your lunch at this beautiful place after we wrap up, at about 12:30 pm.

What you'll need: Please wear sturdy boots/shoes, long pants, a long sleeve shirt, and a hat. Also bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and a lunch for yourself.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 08:00 AM
Gold Butte

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Please join us for a unique exploratory trip to Gold Butte, Nevada's piece of the Grand Canyon.  Gold Butte is home to one of southern Nevada's best collections of prehistoric rock art.  On this all-day trip we will highlight many petroglyph panels that illustrate how important Gold Butte was and is to Native Americans including the most iconic petroglyph in the area, Falling Man.  A 2 mile round-trip hike to the Sheep Panel will be the most strenuous part of our trip. 

Please RSVP if you've been invited by Big Horn Olive Oil and want to come along.

Please Bring: sturdy hiking shoes, a backpack, sunscreen, a hat, a camera, a water bottle, snacks and anything else you may need to be comfortable for a day in the outdoors.

If you have any questions get a hold of Jesy.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, October 23, 2015 at 01:00 PM
Santa Rosa Mountains, North of Winnemucca in Reno, NV

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 bitterbrush seedlings which is important browse for deer and antelope, and is especially important for winter forage. This project is a great practice in the ancient art of teamwork, and we might just find ourselves having a little bit of fun out there!

We will be meeting at the office at 1:00pm, and we will provide breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings and a scrumptious meal on Saturday evening. We welcome you to come appreciate the great food, excellent company, and a weekend of satisfying work in the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains.

We will be sending an e-mail to those who RSVP for this trip with further details, and as always, the trip is subject to change due to weather. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the office at 775-324-7667, or email us at Can't wait to see you there!

Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Sunset Park


Get Outdoors Nevada Day is a huge event attracting hundreds of visitors who value getting outside.  Friends of Nevada Wilderness will have a table at the event and we're looking for volunteers to share their passion for Wilderness with us.  We'll have lots to see at our table including a hands-on example of a primitive tool, our crosscut saw, for people to try.  No experience is necessary just a love for the outdoors!  

If you want to volunteer please RSVP here.  If you can't volunteer we hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 08:00 AM


Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for some wilderness restoration in Lovell Canyon! There are two illegal motorized access routes that are not only compromising the awesome wilderness characteristics of Rainbow Mountain Wilderness, but they lead to Mountain Springs where they damage sensitive spring habitats that are refuge to wildlife. Join us as we spend the morning naturalizing and restoring one of these critical entry ways using good ol' fashioned hand tools like shovels and pick-mattocks. The camaraderie and splendid temperatures are bound to make for an awesome morning!  A follow up project is scheduled for 11/7 to restore the other entry way.

What You'll Need

  • Please bring a water bottle for yourself. We'll have plenty of water for refills.
  • Sturdy closed toed shoes
  • long pants
  • long sleeved shirt
  • Snacks/Lunch for yourself




Thursday, November 05, 2015 at 06:00 PM
REI Boca Park


Friends of Gold Butte Executive Director Jaina Moan will introduce us to Nevada's piece of the Grand Canyon.  Join us for a discussion of the resources unique to Gold Butte, the challenges Gold Butte faces and the push to permanently protect Gold Butte.  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, November 06, 2015 at 04:00 PM
Friends of Nevada Wilderness Headquarters in Sparks, NV


Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness as we unveil the 2016 Wild Nevada calendar! Be able to purchase the new calendar in person, meet some of the photographers featured, and snack on some appetizers. This will be a fun informal get together to see old friends, meet some new ones, and celebrate wild Nevada!

For those who aren't able to make it or for those who just can't wait - you can now order the 2016 Wild Nevada calendar in our online store. The calendar is also available at Sundance Books and Costco in Reno, NV.

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