July 27, 2009
Meet Friends' Southern Nevada
Wilderness Program Director:
WooHoo southern Nevada! We have some exciting
news. Friends of Nevada Wilderness has just hired long-time member, Kurt Kuznicki,
as Southern Nevada Wilderness Program Director. Kurts main focus will be to work
with volunteers and the US Forest Service to protect and enhance the Spring
Mountains through monitoring, restoration and trail projects.
Kurt has been involved with Friends as a volunteer and
recently as a member of Friends Board of Directors. I have often heard that
southern Nevada has some of the best hiking in the Silver State and is home to
some of our most committed members, Kurt said. I am looking forward to meeting
these great folks and getting out on the ground with volunteers to keep the Spring
Mountains wild and beautiful this season.
Kurt will be on the ground in Las Vegas in early August,
and we will keep you posted about upcoming events and stewardship opportunities in
the near future.
Trees and cliff in the Mt Charleston Wilderness © Brian Beffort
Friends would like to thank the REI Boca Park store in Las
Vegas, the Franklin J. Koch Animal & Wildlife Charitable Fund, the Nevada Community
Foundation, and the Mt. Charleston License Program for their support to help Friends
make a difference for southern Nevadas wild places.
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Upcoming volunteer projects
Three great trips with the American Hiking Society
Tent camping along the Toiyabe Crest (c) Brian Beffort
Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness, the American Hiking Society
and the Austin-Tonopah Ranger District for three projects on Forest Service managed
wildlands in beautiful central Nevada. — If you can't make one of these,
we have plenty of other trips planned.
here for details.
July 31 - August 2 Kingston Canyon Trail Maintenance
Stewardship — Help improve the scenic Kingston Canyon
Trail in the Toiyabe Range.
August 7-9 Columbine/Stewart Trail Maintenance
Stewardship — Brush trails and install kiosks and markers
along the Toiyabe Crest Trail stemming out of the Columbine Campground.
August 14-16 Pasco Canyon Trail Maintenance
Stewardship — Help improve the scenic Pasco Canyon
Trail in the Alta Toquima Range.
Many more trips throughout the year are listed at
If you want to help keep these great opportunities coming please click the button to donate:
Visit our website's
pages for other ways to get involved with Friends of Nevada Wilderness.
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