Three Great Stories in this issue:
» Friends wins Bob Marshall Award
» Take Part in Friends' Sustaining-Member Drive
» Wilderness Inholdings Acquired!
» (and Two Great Stewardship Trips)
Volunteers restoring wilderness character on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, June 2008
Friends of Nevada Wilderness just received the Forest
Services highest wilderness stewardship award for an organization, the 2008 Bob
Marshall Award for Group Champion of Wilderness Stewardship. This huge achievement
was ONLY possible because of the thousands of hours that YOU, our dedicated volunteers,
gave to Nevadas wild places.
Only one organization each year receives this award which
recognizes exemplary leadership and outstanding accomplishments in wilderness
stewardship as well as actively perpetuating high-quality wilderness for present and
future generations and going the extra mile to preserve the wilderness resource. You
have all gone the extra mile thank you!
We would also like to thank our partner, the National Forest
Foundation, whose financial support helped build this successful program.
Angie Dykema the Friends of Nevada Wilderness staff person
who worked closely with the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest to create our Forest
Stewardship Program says I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with such
dedicated and passionate people, and it's rewarding to see the results of all their
hard work recognized at a national level. Friends of Nevada Wilderness deserves
recognition for setting a positive example of what it means to provide stewardship
for our nations' public wildlands. The staff, members and volunteers of Friends have
not only worked tirelessly on numerous restoration projects across Nevada's wilderness,
they have also increased awareness in other citizens of what wilderness means, and why
they should care.
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Keep Nevada Wild by giving monthly to Friends of Nevada Wilderness
— a message from Board Member Kurt Kuznicki
As a guy with a car payment, a mortgage and a kid in college,
I was never able to make large donations to my favorite groupFriends of Nevada
Wilderness. By donating monthly via my credit card, I figured out how to support
Nevadas wild places without breaking my bank.
Giving is easy and secure with Friends automated giving
Monthly giving allows me to support Nevadas wilderness in a
totally painless way, and it is money that Friends can count on every month to keep
their wilderness programs active all year long. And it is so easy to do.
Monthly giving is simple: just chose a dollar amount that you
would like to donate each month and that amount will automatically be charged to your
credit card. And there are lots of benefits:
You are in control and can stop any time you choose.
It saves stamps, paper, and trees, because its electronic.
Friends makes your record-keeping and tax preparation
easy by sending you an end-of-year statement that itemizes all gifts and the total
giving for the year.
You can even rack up points on your credit card.
Please join me and become a sustaining member with Friends
of Nevada Wilderness. You already know that Friends, with members and volunteers
like you, gets things done here in Nevada. You and I have protected over three
million acres of Wilderness in Nevada. Your support makes this great work possible!
If you sign up as a sustaining member before October 15,
you will be entered into a drawing for some great swag and outdoor gear. And you
will get a FREE Friends' 2009 Wild Nevada calendar.
How much would you give to keep Nevada wild?
One tank of gas ($40) a month ($480 per year)?
A venti mocha frappo-latte ($5) a week ($240 per year)?
One lunch out ($10) per month ($120 per year)?
As you can see, each months donation is painless, but over
time it this adds up to serious support for wild places. Please join me in supporting
Friends of Nevada Wilderness in a way that is easy, convenient and powerful.
here to become a sustaining member
— check the Recurring Monthly Donation box
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Wilderness Inholdings Acquired! Letter writing and hard work pays off!
Several wilderness study areas in Washoe County just got larger
and healthier with the purchase of about 17,500 acres of private land inholdings by
the federal government.
The purchase was made possible by the Southern Nevada Public
Lands Management Act, which allows for proceeds from BLM lands sales in the Las Vegas
Valley to be used to acquire environmentally sensitive land elsewhere in the state.
Because many of these formerly private parcels contain springs,
this purchase helps protect important wildlife habitat, cultural and historic resources,
and beautiful landscapes. Private land acquired by the BLM is located in the Buffalo
Hills, Twin Peaks, Wall Canyon and Poodle Mountain wilderness study areas as well as
in our Granite Range proposed wilderness.
Our thanks to all our members who wrote letters of support
over the years for this acquisition and to the Nevada Land Conservancy, BLM, Jaksick
family and others who made this possible.
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Upcoming Stewardship Trips
As the main field season winds down, there are still a few
great trips left where you can get out, meet new friends, and help keep Nevada
Forever Wild....There are many ways to get involved with Friends of Nevada
Wilderness. Going out on one of our Stewardship trips is just one way you can help
Friends of Nevada Wilderness heal Nevada's special wild places. Here are the next
three upcoming trips...Be sure to check our website
or give us a call to find out more.
Public Lands Day (trip 1) — Restoration Trip
Start Date: 9/19/2008
End Date: 9/21/2008
Location: Black Rock Desert area.
Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness, The Nevada Outdoor School, Friends of Black
Rock High Rock, and the BLM for multiple projects in the Black Rock Desert area. This
annual gathering is a major volunteer event with many participants. Come have a
great time with like-minded folk working to improve our country's wild public lands.
Call Pat for trip details (775) 762-6730
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Public Lands Day (trip 2) — Restoration Trip
Start Date: 9/26/2008
End Date: 9/28/2008
Location: Mount Rose Wilderness in western Nevada.
Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the Carson Ranger District on a one day
project during the annual celebration of public-land stewardship.
We will be re-do a previously-restored route that has seen additional trespass.
Project will take place near Hunter Lake in the Mt. Rose Wilderness Area. It will
be quick drive up Garson road to take care of an area that needs help because of
its proximity to Reno and the number of users the area sees.
Call Wes for trip details (775) 762-6730
Visit our website's
pages to find out other ways for you to get involved with Friends of Nevada Wilderness.
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