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, June 24, 2016 at 12:00 PM
No. Nevada - Little High Rock Canyon Archaeological Survey

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Join us for a very special trip with the Surprise BLM Field Office. We will be assisting in an Archaeological Survey of Little High Rock Canyon. This is a very special trip and due to the sensitive resources we ask our volunteers to not disclose any of the information to the general public. We will be working directly with a a few BLM Archaeologists and monitoring both historical and pre-historical resources.

  • A long day hike, 8-12 miles, into the canyon stopping at many known Cultural Resources.
  • We will be collecting data and photographs of the resources.
  • A great way to learn the cultural history of the Black Rock NCA and explore on foot the canyon.
  • Limited Availability - RSVP soon and if your plans change, let us know as there will be a waiting list.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 07:00 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.

 

 

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 07:30 AM
Southern NV - Mt. Charleston

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The much beloved South Loop trail remains closed since being heavily damaged by the Carpenter 1 Fire and successive flooding in 2013.  We'll spend the day working to move South Loop closer to opening by improving drainage structures and disguising trail cuts.  Proper drainage is vital for every trail because it reduces erosion and damage that can be caused by pooling water.  Our efforts will repair these crucial drainage structures on South Loop.  This project involves a round trip hike of up to 4 miles at an elevation of 7500 - 9000 ft.  

What You'll Need:
- Sturdy, close-toed shoes.
- Long pants and a long sleeved shirt.
- A water bottle.  We'll have plenty of water for refills.
- A lunch and snacks for yourself.
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Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 07:00 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.

 

 

Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 05:00 PM
Eclipse Pizza in Reno, NV

Are you a Wilderness Weed Warrior? Did you join us for a Weed Pull in the Mt. Rose Wilderness this season? Come join us for a pizza feast at Eclipse Pizza at 5pm on June 30th-- there will be food, fun, trivia, and prizes all in recognition of YOU, our incredible volunteers who helped us remove musk thistle this year.

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Haven't attended an event but still want pizza? There is still time to get involved! Please join us for our last weed warriors project of the season starting at 7am on the morning of Thursday, June 30th. It sounds early, but we promise it will be worth your while!

Thursday, July 07, 2016 at 06:45 PM
REI in Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV

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Reid Wolcott is a Meterologist with the National Weather Service and he's joining us just in time for Monsoon season!  We'll learn weather basics like cloud identification but he'll also explain a little more about North American Monsoons and their impacts in Southern Nevada.  These basic skills are important for anyone spending time recreating outside.  You wont want to miss it!

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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, July 08, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Table Mountain

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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 Monitor Range. Pinyon and Juniper have been expanding their range into traditional Sagebrush habitat and reducing the amount of habitat for the Sage Grouse. Join us for a weekend of clearing Pinyon and Juniper from encroaching on critical Sage Grouse Habitat. Hike with clippers in hand all the while exploring the rugged hills.

  • A weekend of rewarding work and delicious food.
  • A great excuse to explore one of Nevada's finest Mountain Ranges.
  • Moderate to Strenuous work hiking and clearing brush.
  • Subject to change due to weather.

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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Saturday, July 09, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Friends of Nevada Wilderness Headquarters

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Brunswick Canyon by Judy Hilbish

Artown 2016

The third annual Artown "Wild Nevada" exhibit features the work of Nevada wildlife and landscape artists and photographers.

The opening reception will feature refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and chances to meet artists featured in the exhibit. Most of the art on exhibit will be available for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to Friends of Nevada Wilderness' programs throughout Nevada.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

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Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a 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.  

Friday, July 15, 2016 at 12:00 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!

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.

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