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Working to Keep Nevada Forever Wild

Friends of Nevada Wilderness has been successful in protecting over 3 million acres of Nevada wilderness. Getting wilderness designated is the first step toward long-term protection of these special areas but it's not enough. Our wild lands need help to heal from past uses and abuses.

Wild rock formation at Gold Butte © Brian Beffort

Gold Butte Event in Las Vegas!

Southern Nevadans, mark your calendars for August 1.

We will be celebrating the beauty and archaeological resources of the Gold Butte Region. Sandwiched in between Lake Mead’s Overton Arm and the Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument in Arizona, this corner of Nevada is badly in need of permanent protection for its animals, plants and prehistoric riches. Come join us for an evening of beautiful images and updates with Nancy Hall from Friends of Gold Butte and an informative talk by George Phillips, project manger of the Cultural Site Stewardship Program. You’ll learn what you can do right NOW to help keep these areas protected for the future. Snacks will be provided. Bring a friend.

For you Nevadans who can't make the August 1 Gold Butte meeting, please take a moment right now and call your Congressional Representative and ask them to support legislation to protect Gold Butte this year.

Nevada Congressional Representatives:

Jon Porter (202) 225-3252

Shelley Berkley (202) 225-5965

Dean Heller (202) 225-6155

WHEN: Friday August 1st

TIME: 6:30-8 pm

LOCATION: The Clark County Main Library (Maryland Parkway/Flamingo)

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Upcoming Stewardship Trips


A great way to beat the summer heat, meet new friends, and help to keep Nevada Forever Wild....There are lots of ways to get involved with Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Getting out on the ground on one of our Stewardship trips is just one way you can help Friends of Nevada Wilderness heal Nevada's special wild places. Below are the next two upcoming trips...Make sure to check our website or give us a call to find out more.

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout ISA — Restoration Trip

Start Date: 8/1/2008
End Date: 8/3/2008
Location: Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Instant Study Area in northwestern Nevada.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness and volunteers will do a restoration project on BLM-managed lands in this beautiful part of the state.
Call Pat for trip details (775) 324-7667

Mount Moriah Wilderness — Restoration Trip

Start Date: 8/1/2008
End Date: 8/3/2008
Location: Mount Moriah Wilderness in eastern Nevada.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness and volunteers will work with the Ely Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service on a restoration project at Silver Creek in the Mt. Moriah Wilderness. Working together, volunteers will erase illegal vehicle tracks penetrating the wilderness boundary and restore the area to its natural character, through rock and boulder placement, vertical mulching, and transplanting native plants and other materials.
Call Wes for trip details (775) 762-6730

Visit our website's TAKE ACTION pages to find out other ways for you to get involved with Friends of Nevada Wilderness.

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Wilderness Ranger Job Opportunity

Friends of Nevada Wilderness has an opening for a Wilderness Ranger in the Austin Tonopah district. Follow this link for the full job announcement. The application deadline is July 21, 2008.

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