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.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Mathewson Knowledge Center, Rotunda Room 1664 N. Virginia Street MS 322, Reno



 We'll be at the University of Nevada - Reno bringing wilderness to the students! We have a great line-up of presenters and short films that will be shown throughout the day. 

12:30-1pm: Mark Vollmer will present on "The Inspiration of Wilderness for Photography"

1:15-1:45: Mike Rowan, retired U.S. Forest Service Wilderness Program Manager will present on the Ten Essentials and Safety in Wilderness.

Then later on in the evening, 

6:15-6:45 Brian Beffort from GBI will present on "Training an Army to Care for the Wild"

7:15-7:45 Kurt Kuznicki will present on "Nevada Wilderness in Images"

Short films will be shown throughout the day!

Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be available.

Saturday, November 08, 2014 at 08:00 AM

Wovoka Proposed Wilderness Area and Bald Mountain.

Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness Board Member Larry Dwyer to explore proposed wilderness S. of Wellington and climb Bald Mountain, highest point in Pine Grove Hills. After climbing Bald, explore some places that make this area very special. Participant interest and weather conditions determine how much we explore. Learn about current status of wilderness proposal and Wovoka, for whom the area is name. No dogs, please. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628; Moderately Strenuous.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 03:00 PM
Historic 5th St. School in Las Vegas, NV

Volunteer during the Wild & Scenic Film Festival and see the films for free! We're seeking help for a variety of shifts:


Set-Up: Help with general set-up, placing tables and chairs, putting up banners, etc.


Check-In: Assist at the front table to greet attendees, take payments for film and raffle tickets, etc.

Ushers: Help us let attendees know films will begin and get them to their seats before films begin and during intermission.


Take-Down: Help put away tables and chairs, general clean-up.

All volunteers will be able to see the films for free during the evening's event. For more information about the event, click here.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 05:30 PM
Historic 5th St. Schoolhouse in Las Vegas, NV

30 RSVPs

$10.00 USD

Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for their second hosting of the

Wild and Scenic Film Festival On Tour

Wild & Scenic Film Program

A benefit for Friends of Nevada Wilderness, dedicated to preserving Nevada's wild lands.

$10 for the films • Free Reception • $12 at the door
$25 for the films, reception and a discount Friends of Nevada Wilderness membership! 

Doors Open at 5:30pm • Films Start at 6:30pm

The reception brings together a number of great local green businesses and organizations. A food truck will be on site, as well as wine and beer for purchase.

And as always, there will be a raffle of great prizes...everyone gets a raffle ticket!

This annual community event offers an evening of short films addressing environmental issues that affect our region. A reception in the Historic Schoolhouse lobby offers a chance to meet other non-profit sponsor groups and businesses, sample food, and perhaps win a raffle prize (or two!). All proceeds benefit Friends of Nevada Wilderness.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started in 2003 by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL). The 4-day event features over 125 award-winning films and welcomes over 80 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement. SYRCL is now sharing their success with other organizations to bring the festival to over 100 communities nationwide. It is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism. With the support of their National Partners: Clif Bar, Mother Jones, Patagonia, Orion Magazine, Kleen Kanteen, and Sierra Nevada Brewing, the festival is able to reach an even larger audience in tour venues coast to coast.

Our Las Vegas festival program is specially designed to address issues that are relevant to wilderness and environmental protections, and will feature short films that look at themes of water conservation, wildlife protection, environmental activism, and outdoor recreation. The event enjoys regular support from a network of other regional non-profit groups and sponsors, some of whom set up tables in the theater lobby for our opening reception. We continue to work to make this film festival a lasting and rewarding annual event for Las Vegas, and to inspire our community to enjoy and protect our wild and scenic places close to home.

Check out the some of the films here!

A special thank you to our sponsors!

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Friday, November 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM
North Western Nevada, West of Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge



Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness, the Surprise Valley BLM, the Nevada Department of Wildlife and other partners for a fun and possibly silly weekend of planting bitterbrush and sagebrush to help rehabilitate the areas affected by the 2014 Coleman Fire. Bitterbrush is important winter forage for pronghorn and mule deer, planting bitterbrush will help restore this important habitat. Please contact Renee at renee@nevadawilderness or call the office if you have any questions.

This project is dependent on our partners, availability of seedlings and weather. It is subject to change and cancellation.

Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 08:00 AM

Burro Mountain on Western Edge of Smoke Creek Desert.

Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness Board Member Larry Dwyer and climb to the top of this desert peak with expansive views of Smoke Creek Desert. Explore area being considered for Wilderness designation. This is sage grouse habitat; we could see pronghorn, deer, and raptors or, possibly stumble across archeological remains. Learn about sage grouse habitat and how wilderness designation may help these majestic birds. No dogs, please. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628; Moderately Strenuous.

Friday, December 05, 2014 at 04:00 PM
California Building, Idlewild Park in Reno, NV

Our eighth annual Wilderness Wingding is under way and we need your help for the event! We have a variety of shifts/tasks you can help us with: set-up, helping out during the event for the sign-in table, merch table, food/drinks, and take-down. 

4-6pm: General set-up; putting up chairs/tables, helping put out food, decorations, etc.

6pm-7:30pm: Staffing sign-in table, food table, refreshments table.

7:30pm-9pm: Staffing sign-in table, food table, refreshments table.

9pm-10pm: Take-down; breaking down chairs/tables, putting decorations, food, etc. away.

 All volunteers will be able to enjoy free food, refreshments (your choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic refreshments), and a Friends of Nevada Wilderness t-shirt (or Wild Nevada 2015 calendar...your choice)!

All shifts will meet at the California Building in Idlewild Park at your appointed time.

Friday, December 05, 2014 at 06:00 PM
California Building, Idlewild Park in Reno, NV

Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness as we host our eighth annual Wilderness Wingding volunteer appreciation party and awards ceremony to personally thank each of our volunteers and agency partners. The evening will also marks our end-of-year celebration for our 30th anniversary as an organization and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Get ready for live music from local artists, delicious food, beer & wine, and a silent auction and raffle. This event is free and open to the public so please feel free to bring your friends and family. Suggested donation is $10. 

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, this year's theme is the wild 60's! Guests are encouraged to wear their best 60's costume to the event.