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.

  • Cathedral Rock Trail Work With Aria *PRIVATE*

    Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    Mt. Charleston Wilderness

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    Aria employees are spending a day with Friends of Nevada Wilderness to maintain and improve Cathedral Rock Trail in Mt. Charleston Wilderness.  Cathedral Rock Trail is a moderate 2.8 miles round trip, topping out with an expansive view of the forest and desert below.  Aria is an excellent partner to 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.

  • Wilderness Weed Warriors 2017 #7

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 07:00 AM
    Michael S. Thompson Trail Head - Hunter Creek Trail

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    With summer in full swing now, why not spend the morning out hiking our beautiful backyard wilderness? Join us as we work on removing invasive weeds from the Mt. Rose Wilderness. Using shovels, we can most effectively reduce the population of Musk Thistle. Invasive weeds have many impacts on the native environment. From out-competing for resources to reducing water quality. The work is extremely rewarding and you get to experience some truly amazing country.

     

    Once again, we'll be removing invasive weeds up the Hunter Creek Draining of the Mt. Rose Wilderness. We meet in the mornings at the Michael D. Thompson Trail head. We start each Weed Pull with a 2-3 mile hike and spend the cool hours of the day digging up Musk Thistle Rosettes. If you haven't experience Mt. Rose Wilderness, this is the perfect introduction. Join us for a great outing into our Public Lands and RSVP today!

     

  • Wild Speaker Series!

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

     

    Anthony Waddle is a graduate student at UNLV studying the Relict Leopard Frog (once thought to be extinct) and the effects of chytridiomycosis on its declining population.  On July 6th he'll give a presentation titled, Emerging infectious disease and the imperiled relict leopard frog.  

    The Relict Leopard Frog, Rana Onca, was believed to be completely extinct until three populations were found in Nevada during the early 1990's. These frogs formerly occurred in Utah along the Virgin River near St. George in Washington County. Biologists were not sure why the Relict Leopard Frog became extirpated from Utah, but recent findings show that disease may have facilitated this decline, as our speaker will explain.

    Mr. Waddle will detail his findings and predictions of the future of this rare and fascinating species during his presentation. 

    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!

  • Wild Nevada Art Exhibit - Opening Reception 18 RSVPs

    Saturday, July 08, 2017 at 04:00 PM
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness Headquarters in Reno, NV

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    Join us as we unveil the fourth year of our "Wild Nevada" art exhibit!

    The Wild Nevada art exhibit showcases over forty art pieces from local artists depicting the beauty of wild Nevada. All artwork will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to Friends of Nevada Wilderness to support our ongoing programs to keep Nevada wild! From paintings to photographs, this year's exhibit features a wide selection of artwork - whether you want to just soak the artwork in or you'd like to purchase a piece to take wild Nevada home with you!

    The opening reception will have refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and chances to meet the artists featured in our exhibit. 

     

  • Wilderness Weed Warriors 2017 #8 2 RSVPs

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 07:00 AM
    Michael S. Thompson Trail Head - Hunter Creek Trail

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    With a great season underway, help us complete our seasonal Noxious Weed program. Spend one last day up in the Mt. Rose Wilderness and help work to remove invasive weeds from the Mt. Rose Wilderness. Using shovels, we can most effectively reduce the population of Musk Thistle. Invasive weeds have many impacts on the native environment. From out-competing for resources to reducing water quality. The work is extremely rewarding and you get to experience some truly amazing country, all in our backyard Wilderness.

     

    Once again, we'll be removing invasive weeds up the Hunter Creek Draining of the Mt. Rose Wilderness. We meet in the mornings at the Michael D. Thompson Trail head. We start each Weed Pull with a 2-3 mile hike and spend the cool hours of the day digging up Musk Thistle Rosettes. If you haven't experience Mt. Rose Wilderness, this is the perfect introduction. Join us for a great outing into our Public Lands and RSVP today!

     

  • LHRC Fence Pull #1 9 RSVPs

    Friday, July 14, 2017 at 02:00 PM through July 16, 2017
    Little High Rock Canyon Wilderness

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    Help better Pronghorn Antelope habitat. Enjoy a weekend in the high desert. You will have the chance to remove an old barbed wire fence, no longer needed, and continue to put back together the fragmented habitat of the Antelope. We plan to camp just outside the Wilderness and near the work site.

    We plan to depart from the Reno office around 2 pm on July 14th and drive north, through Gerlach, to our camp/work site. RSVP Below!

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    Project is subject to change and/or cancellation due to weather, fire, etc. We will let you know if anything changes.

  • North Loop Trailwork Weekend #1!! 5 RSVPs

    Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 07:30 AM through July 16, 2017
    Mt. Charleston Wilderness

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    Come join us for an overnight extravaganza on North Loop Trail!  This will be the first of many weekends spent maintaining our backcountry trails in Mt. Charleston Wilderness.  In July, we'll be camping out at the junction of Trail Canyon and North Loop trail at night and working to maintain the higher stretches of North Loop during the day.  Join us for the whole weekend or just one day.

    Level:  Strenuous.  This project will start out with a hike up Trail Canyon to our base camp.  Trail Canyon is a steep, 2 mile trail at a high elevation (7,700 - 10,000 ft).  From there we will be hiking an additional 1 - 2 miles each day while carrying tools, food, and water for yourself.

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    What You'll Need:  Sturdy, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt.  A water reservoir or multiple water bottles.  We'll have plenty of water for refills.  Sunscreen, lunches, and snacks for yourself.  If you're camping out, you'll need to bring your own sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, and any other camping gear.

    What We'll Have:  Dinner.  Coffee, hot water, and breakfast items.  Pack support!  If you'll be camping out, you can drop off your gear with us by Thursday, 7/13 to have it packed up the trail by our friends with the Back Country Horsemen of Nevada.  

  • Mt. Rose Wilderness Invasive Weed Monitoring #3 1 RSVP

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 07:00 AM
    Mt. Rose Wilderness - Michael S. Thompson Trailhead

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    This year we decided to monitor the invasive weed populations later in the summer. This will help us identify how many are slipping past the blades of our shovels and how this past winter affected populations.

    Join us for a day of hiking on and off trail throughout the north portion of Mt. Rose Wilderness. We will hike to known weed locations and assess how they are doing. Hopefully, we won't find any new ones.

     

    This is a great way to get a more in depth knowledge of Noxious Weeds and explore rarely seen areas of Mt. Rose Wilderness.

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    We plan to start early to beat the summer heat. Trip details are subject to change. If you have further questions, contact us here at the office, 775-324-7667.

  • Stevens Camp Trail Maintenance Project - North 6 RSVPs

    Friday, July 21, 2017 at 01:00 PM through July 23, 2017
    Steven's Camp

     

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    Celebrate your trails and join us for a great weekend of trail work and restoration! We will be camping again at Steven’s Camp, a public use cabin located at the north of High Rock Canyon. Built by Tennessee Ernie Ford it is a lovely oasis in the desert. 

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    We plan to leave the office the afternoon of July 21st and spend the weekend camping. This will be a great trip to see the beautiful country surrounding Steven's Camp. The trail is about 1 mile long, and we will be using loppers to cut back the encoraching brush. 

    As usual, Friends of Nevada Wilderness will provide a decadent meal on the work day and breakfasts each morning, complete with hot coffee and tea and cocoa. Be sure to RSVP early and get in on this wonderful trip.

     

    As always, the trip is subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances. We will let folks know if anything changes.

  • North Loop Trailwork Weekend #2!! 5 RSVPs

    Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 07:30 AM through July 30, 2017
    Mt. Charleston Wilderness

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    Come join us for round two on North Loop Trail!  This will be another weekend of many spent maintaining our backcountry trails in Mt. Charleston Wilderness.  We'll be camping out at the junction of Trail Canyon and North Loop trail at night and continue our work to maintain the higher stretches of North Loop during the day.  Join us for the whole weekend or just one day.

    Level:  Strenuous.  This project will start out with a hike up Trail Canyon to our base camp.  Trail Canyon is a steep, 2 mile trail at a high elevation (7,700 - 10,000 ft).  From there we will be hiking an additional 1 - 2 miles each day while carrying tools, food, and water for yourself.

    BCH_Bristlecone_Logo.pngWhat You'll Need:  Sturdy, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeved shirt.  A water reservoir or multiple water bottles.  We'll have plenty of water for refills.  Sunscreen, lunches, and snacks for yourself.  If you're camping out, you'll need to bring your own sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, and any other camping gear.

    What We'll Have:  Dinner.  Coffee, hot water, and breakfast items.  Pack support!  If you'll be camping out, you can drop off your gear with us by Thursday, 7/13 to have it packed up the trail by our friends with the Back Country Horsemen of Nevada.  If you are unable to make it to our first trip, your gear will be stashed near the base camp along with the rest of our tools and supplies, safely awaiting our return on July 29th.

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