Happy Earth Day! 2020 is a particularly special anniversary, Wednesday marks the 50th year of the Earth day movement! That’s half a century of conservation and conscious action toward creating a more sustainable relationship with the environment. Earth Day began as a unified response to our environment in crisis, culminating in 20 million Americans taking to the streets across the nation on April 22, 1970 to protest environmental ignorance, unsustainable practices, and demand a new way forward for our planet.
Earth Day is a time to come together to celebrate the Earth and create a day of action to protect our precious environment! How will you join the movement?
Before you give in to cabin fever and run to the nearest Wilderness Area, think about the small communities who call where we recreate their own backyard.
The Wild Nevada Calendar is seeking photo submissions for the 2021 edition! Friends of Nevada Wilderness is accepting submissions of Nevada wild landscape and wildlife photos for our annual calendar celebrating the beauty and solitude of Wild Nevada. The calendar helps share the story of our wild state and helps support our work protecting and stewarding Nevada's wild places. The Wild Nevada calendar is a great venue to advertise your photographic talents and help protect Nevada’s wild lands. Please share with other photographers who might be interested.
The deadline for submission is June 1, 2020.
We know how frustrating it is to not be able to connect with your favorite Wilderness area or public lands right now. In uncertain times, we remain hopeful and look to our friends for support. Visit our website for online resources to get your virtual connection with nature and learn more about Wilderness and conservation.
On Sunday, March 15th, 14 students joined us for Alternative Spring Break 2020. While our excursion lasted only 36 hours, we sparked a love of public lands and Wilderness that will last much, much longer.
A big round of applause and thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the first anniversary of Massacre Rim WSA’s designation as an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. It is important to celebrate victories, and we are grateful for everyone who helped make this one a reality!
The National Wildlife Refuge System turns 117 this year. On March 14, 1903, President Teddy Roosevelt established Florida’s Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge as the first national wildlife refuge to protect egrets and other birds from extinction due to plume hunters.
Public lands issues in Nevada have been at a seeming all time high. With Fallon Naval expansion and Washoe County lands bill taking center stage, it was time to take a stand. Nevada, you made your voices heard!
Friends of Nevada Wilderness is hiring! Come be a part of an inspiring team of dedicated, passionate, people working to Keep Nevada Wild.
Make your Spring Break matter - improve vital desert habitats and learn about our local environment all while camping in and exploring National Wildlife Refuges!