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.

  • Lovell Canyon Restoration #1! 17 RSVPs

    Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Lovell Canyon

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    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for some Wilderness restoration in Lovell Canyon!  There are illegal motorized access routes that are compromising the awesome Wilderness characteristics of La Madre Mountain Wilderness.  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.  This event will be followed up by another route restoration on Sunday.

    What You'll Need: Please wear sturdy closed-toed shoes and long pants.  Bring a lunch, snacks, and water bottle for yourself.  We'll have plenty of water for refills.

  • Lovell Canyon Restoration #2! 15 RSVPs

    Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Lovell Canyon

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    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for some Wilderness restoration in Lovell Canyon!  There are illegal motorized access routes that are compromising the awesome Wilderness characteristics of La Madre Mountain Wilderness.  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.  This project is following another route restoration on Saturday.

    What You'll Need: Please wear sturdy closed-toed shoes and long pants.  Bring a lunch, snacks, and water bottle for yourself.  We'll have plenty of water for refills.

  • Wild Speaker Series! 30 RSVPs

    Thursday, March 02, 2017 at 06:45 PM
    REI in Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV

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    Jim Boone is the creator of birdandhike.com and an ecologist with a passion for exploration.  He has spent lots of time in our newest Gold Butte National Monument.  He'll join us to talk about some of the popular hiking destinations, maybe mention a few lesser known spots and answer questions about visiting Gold Butte.  Come with your questions about hiking, backroad driving, wildlife and birds in Southern Nevada.

    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!

  • What Can I Do - Eco Edition 5 RSVPs

    Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Cathexis in Reno, NV

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness will be participating in the "What Can I Do - Eco Edition" event and we are looking for some volunteers to help us with our table. This is a great way to help us spread our mission to the public, meet new faces, and speak with the public on the issues you care about!

    For those who sign up to volunteer, our Outreach Manager will e-mail you as we get closer to the event with details!

  • Lovell Canyon Restoration with Nevada State College! *PRIVATE*

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Lovell Canyon

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    Students for Nevada State College are joining Friends for a morning of restoration in the Lovell Canyon area of La Madre Mountain Wilderness!  We'll be using our muscles to improve this gorgeous area and the rich cultural history found within it.  This is a private event.

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

  • KEEN Zappos Day at Tule Spring Fossil Beds National Monument! *PRIVATE*

    Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 09:00 AM
    Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument

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    KEEN and Zappos employees are spending a day with Friends of Nevada Wilderness to clean up the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument!  Tule Springs preserves the history of mammoths, lions, and camels that once roamed the area's wetlands.  KEEN and Zappos are a excellent partners and help us get boots on the ground.  This is a private event.

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

  • Stand By Your Land Film Festival 14 RSVPs

    Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Patagonia Reno Store in Reno, NV

    We're partnering with Patagonia and KEEN Footwear to host an evening of public land and conservation films, activism...and beer! We'll be showing KEEN's Live Monumental film (see great footage of our new National Monument - Gold Butte) and a line-up of inspirational short films by Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Save the date!

  • Santa Rosa Seedling Planting - Hansen Fire 2 RSVPs

    Friday, March 17, 2017 at 01:00 PM through March 19, 2017
    Santa Rosa Mountains

    Help us continue past work on the many fires in the Santa Rosa Mountains. Join in us for a weekend in the Santa Rosa Mountains! We will be camping along the base of the mountains and working up in the foothills, below snow-capped mountains. Enjoy St. Patricks day by giving back to the lands and help to restore wildlife habitat.

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    •  We plan to leave the office on the afternoon of the 17th of March, and head out to Paradise Valley, and set up camp.
    • This time of year is one of the best to be in the Santa Rosa Mountains. Days growing longer and warmer, cool nights, and as mentioned, the mountains are exquisitely beautiful.
    • A weekend full of great food, good times, and rewarding work.
    • The weather this time of year is sporadic and all trips are subject to change.
    • We may change to a day trip

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     We will be planting more Bitterbrush and sagebrush this year along. Don't miss out on an epic start to another great field season. RSVP Today!

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  • Yucca Camp Route Recovery! 1 RSVP

    Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 07:30 AM
    Eldorado Wilderness

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    Last winter we spent a day restoring a decommissioned route on the edge of Eldorado Wilderness.  Join us this March for another day spent helping this route recover!  We'll break up soil that has been compacted by motor vehicles and extend a post-and-cable barrier.  Paralleling the west side of the Colorado River, the rugged Eldorado Wilderness area is an intricate web of peaks, gentle slopes of lava flows and eroded basalt, and side canyons with craggy cliffs.

    What You'll Need:  Please wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a long shirt.  Bring a lunch, snacks, and water bottle for yourself.  We'll have plenty of water for refills.

  • Friends Appreciation Picnic 44 RSVPs

    Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 12:30 PM
    Mountain Crest Park in Las Vegas, NV

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness is excited to recognize last years' awesome volunteers, members and friends at our annual Friends Appreciation Picnic!

    Join us at Mountain Crest Park (the corner of Lone Mountain and Durango) in group C on March 25th from 12:30 to 2:30.  We will have burgers and a dutch-oven dessert cooking when you arrive.  It's a potluck style picnic so bring a favorite side dish or dessert and/or a trail mix to enter into our Trail Mix Contest! 

    And of course, we have a fun Wilderness themed game planned for you.  There's no studying necessary, you'll have everything you need at the picnic and you could win a prize!  

    We truly appreciate all of our volunteers and will casually recognize some of last year’s “rockstars” and important partners.

    Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly.  If you have questions or concerns give us a call at our office (702) 515-5417.

    See you there!

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