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A Stary First Anniversary!

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!

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.

Nevada Takes a Stand for Public Lands!

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!

We're Hiring: Join Our Wild Bunch!

Friends of Nevada Wilderness is hiring! Come be a part of an inspiring team of dedicated, passionate, people working to Keep Nevada Wild.

Alternative Spring Break in Wild Nevada

Make your Spring Break matter - improve vital desert habitats and learn about our local environment all while camping in and exploring National Wildlife Refuges!

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival Comes to Reno January 25th!

Friends of Black Rock - High Rock are partnering with SYRCL to bring the festival to Reno this Saturday,  January 25th, at the Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno!

Join Friends at the Fallon Public Meeting January 28th!

We need your help to tell our members of Congress that eliminating wilderness study areas, taking parts of the Fallon National Wildlife Refuge and shutting the public out of 618,727 acres is too much to ask!

Protect the Desert Refuge: UPDATE

Protection of the Desert Refuge is a giant step closer thanks to you. 

ICYMI: Wilderness Wingding 2019!

What a wild and wonderful evening the wingding was this year! The Sierra Sweethearts serenaded volunteers, community partners, staff, friends and family while we enjoyed dinner from La Vecchia, Craig Demetras, and Chuy’s followed by desserts from Laughing Planet and Homage. Cheers to them and also to Craft Reno for providing beer!

Lovell Canyon Clean Up!

This past Saturday, December 14, 2019, 11 volunteers, joined Friends’ Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Shi-Lynn, to clean up Lovell Canyon. In all, 16 bags of trash were collected totalling over 500 lbs! The group scrambled between 4 campsites cleaning trash, blankets, clothes, a humidifier, a Coleman stove, plastic jugs, a doggie carrier and broken bottles discarded by recreationists this past camping season.

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