Friends of Nevada Wilderness is dedicated to preserving all qualified Nevada public lands as wilderness, protecting all present and potential wilderness from ongoing threats, informing the public about the values of and need for wilderness, and restoring and improving the management of wild lands.
Catherine Cortez Masto introduces a bill pushing back on military’s proposal to take over huge chunks of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge
Nevada Delegation, Led by Cortez Masto, Announces Introduction of Compromise Legislation to Protect DNWR & Modernize NTTR on Existing Lands: "U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), along with Representatives Steven Horsford (D-Nev.-04), Dina Titus (D-Nev.-01), Mark Amodei (R-Nev.-02) and Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03), today announced compromise legislation, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and Nevada Test and Training Range Withdrawal and Management Act, that preserves the jurisdiction of the Refuge and boundaries of the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) while also providing Nevada’s service members at Nellis Air Force Base and the NTTR the resources they need by supporting modernization requirements and accounting for increased public safety needs. If enacted, this legislation would create 1,310,806 acres of wilderness, the largest wilderness designation in Nevada history." ...Read more »
Patagonia, an outdoor clothing company and long-time supporter of conservation in Nevada, has a simple yet urgent mission statement: “We’re in business to save our planet.” Toward that end, Patagonia is donating up to $10 million dollars between Giving Tuesday and the end of the year by matching contributions to environmental organizations that are part of the company’s Action Works network, including Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Patagonia will match individual contributions up to $10,000. ...Read more »
It’s time for the annual Wilderness Wingding! Friends of Nevada Wilderness is busy planning the 2019 event when we honor the hundreds ofmembers and volunteers who contribute their valuable time and energy to stewarding our publiclands. The annual celebration will feature great food, live music, and some amazing raffle and silentauction items.The western-themed 2019 Wilderness Wingding will be held starting at 5:30 pm, Friday, Dec. 6, at theCalifornia Building in Idlewild Park, 2055 Idlewild Drive in Reno. ...Read more »