Save the Desert National Wildlife Refuge!

11_11_DNWR_CowCamp_shoot_kuz_6988_89_90_91_92.jpgDON'T BOMB THE BIGHORN: Desert bighorn sheep need YOU to take action! Once again the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, just outside the city lights of Las Vegas and home to one of Nevada’s largest desert bighorn sheep populations and over 1.2 million acres of proposed wilderness, is yet AGAIN under assault by the military.

Find out how you can take action to help defend the Desert National Wildlife Refuge!


Pershing County Lands Bill


Friends of Nevada Wilderness is proud to work with Senator Dean Heller and Senator Harry Reid on a comprehensive lands bill for Pershing County that aims to conserve important areas as wilderness and provide economic development for the County. This bill will ensure the permanent protection of 162,000 acres of wilderness, while also providing the tools to help resolve the checkerboard land issue. Sign our petition here!



Keep Public Lands in Public Hands


America’s 640 million acres of federal public lands are the backbone of our rich outdoor heritage. However, some would like to sell off YOUR public lands to the highest bidder and close off access forever. Please join us in the continued fight to keep public lands in public hands!

Lands with Wilderness Characteristics


The Bureau of Land Management is releasing Resource Management Plans across the state. These land-use decision-making documents will guide how public lands in Nevada are managed for the next couple decades, including the last vestiges of our wild tracts of land. With so many current threats to our public lands it is important that people who love to recreate outside, love wildlife, and appreciate Nevada history get involved in this process to ensure lands with wilderness characteristics are properly managed and protected.

 The BLM needs to hear from you to help safeguard our wild landscapes. 

Wild Washoe Wilderness Campaign

granites_west1_bbeffort.jpgThe Wild Washoe Wilderness campaign is your opportunity to permanently safeguard large tracts of wild lands and thereby gain long term protection for sagebrush ecosystems across the region. This campaign is one of Friends of Nevada Wilderness' most ambitious efforts to date. Currently, we are working with the Nevada congressional delegation, local stakeholders, and Washoe County Commissioners to develop a public lands bill that includes conservation, recreation, and economic development. Support wilderness by taking action NOW and sign the petition.

Gold Butte


Northeast of Las Vegas waits the 350,000-acre region known as Gold Butte, which offers wondrous geology, intriguing history and prehistory, remote and undeveloped camping opportunities, important and fragile wildlife species, and timeless solitude.

The time has come for the permanent protection of Gold Butte! Click here to sign our petition for Gold Butte's permanent protection.

Burbank Canyons

Burbank_Canyons_1.jpgBurbank Canyons a beautiful little 13,395-acre area in Douglas County with perennial streams, aspen groves, great hiking, and excellent solitude. Raptors, mule deer, bear, mountain lion, sage grouse, and various bird species live here. Wilderness designation will give it permanent protection. Click here to help Burbank Canyons.

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