Alternative Spring Break 2013

Instead of lying on a tropical beach during Spring Break, 14 University of Nevada, Reno, spent an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. And instead of dancing with drinks in their hands, they gave their time and energy to restore wildlife habitat with Friends of Nevada Wilderness, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, the Great Basin Institute, REI, and Backcountry Horsemen.

photo by Jose Witt

ASB volunteers removed 5,000 pounds of scrap fence and other waste, and volunteers from the Bristlecone Chapter of Backcountry Horsement hauled it out.

These volunteers worked hard, laughed a lot and watched as spring burst forth from the trees around us in camp. Along the way, they explored giant sand dunes and contemplated prehistoric rock art.

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