Calendar of Events

Check below for our comprehensive list of all events throughout wild Nevada! To find events near you, please use our region-specific calendars:

Northern Nevada Calendar of Events

Southern Nevada Calendar of Events


To find out what it's like on a Friends of Nevada Wilderness stewardship trip, visit our Volunteer Info page!


 

  • National Public Lands Day 2020

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon-Emigrant Trails NCA

    *** All Projects are now full ***

    - Please email chris@nevadawilderness.org to be added to a waitlist -

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    Join us for National Public Lands Day 2020! 

    This year, National Public Lands Day is taking on a new form: 1 day, 5 great projects, and a children's day-camp host by Nevada Outdoor School. Join us in giving back to our beautiful public lands and the Black Rock Desert! Projects will be limited to a 10 person capacity and everyone will follow safety protocols to assure the health and safety of all participants. See below for descriptions of the 5 different projects, links to Sign-Up, Kids Camp Registration, and FAQs. These projects are done in partnership with the BLM Winnemucca, Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, and Nevada Outdoor School. 

     

    We look forward to seeing you! Find a project from the list below, sign up, and we'll see you on the playa! 


    Project 1: Coyote Dunes #1

    The much loved and much used Trego Hot Springs and Campground needs your help! This project will involve cleaning up trash, marking campsites, and repairing damage from irresponsible off-road vehicle use. 

    - Project Full - 


    Project 2: Coyote Dunes Fence Repair

    The Coyote Dunes are a unique and threatened ecosystem within the playa and home to Kit Fox. Exclosures were built around these dunes 10 years ago by Friends of Nevada Wilderness volunteers to discourage vehicles from driving over the sensitive habitat. After 10 years in this harsh environment, the fences need some maintenance and repair. This project will include replacing and repairing the wooden fence using hand tools and power tools. 

    - PROJECT FULL -


    Project 3: Safety Fencing for on-Playa Markers

     This team will be installing small fences around Cadastral Markers and other obstructions on the Playa surface. These obstructions could potentially become a danger to someone driving in the area, for safety a fence will be placed around the to warn drivers. The project will involve constructing and painting small fences and driving around the playa. 

    - PROJECT FULL -


    Project 4: "Mormon Dan Team #1" - Mormon Dan Restoration and Route Repair

    Two groups of volunteers will be working in the Mormon Dan area of the playa. This area has received increased use and damage lately. These two teams will be repairing fencing around sensitive dunes, restoring illegal routes, and repairing other damage to this beautiful area. 

    - PROJECT FULL -


    Project 5: "Mormon Dan Team #2" - Mormon Dan Restoration and Route Repair

    Two groups of volunteers will be working in the Mormon Dan area of the playa. This area has received increased use and damage lately. These two teams will be repairing fencing around sensitive dunes, restoring illegal routes, and repairing other damage to this beautiful area. 

    - PROJECT FULL - 


    KIDS CAMP!

     

    - KIDS CAMP FULL - 

    The outdoor education experts at Nevada Outdoor School will be hosting a COVID19 safe kids camp this year. The day will include socially distanced games and learning activities centered around nature and the Black Rock Desert. In order to attend Kids Camp - you must preregister your children.

    To Register for Kids Camp - Email chris@nevadawilderness.org with:

    Subject Line "NPLD Kids Camp"

    Participant's Name, Age, and any other pertinent info

    Guardians Name and Contact Info


    FAQs

    1) This is a single-day event - there will be no group camping or meals. Of course, you are welcome to camp on your own before or after the project (it's your public lands after all!) 

    2) You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the project site. No volunteers will be allowed to drive with staff members. 

    3) Volunteers are expected to bring all the water, food, and personal supplies you will need for your visit. 

    4) Do not plan to shop or use any services in Gerlach, Empire, or the Pyramid Lake Reservation. 

    5) Pack a lunch, bring plenty of snacks, and bring at least 1.5 gallons per person per day, bring more than you think you’ll need, stay hydrated!

    6) CARRY A MASK, and be prepared to wear your mask at all times, including while working or standing outdoors. Volunteers are required to have a mask and wear it while 6 ft from anyone else. 

    7) CAPACITY: A total of 10 people per project including leads and volunteers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

    8) Because spots are limited, every participant must Sign-up individually. If your children are joining you on a project - please sign them up for the same project as you. 

    9) We will be meeting at the BLM - Black Rock Field Station (Just past Gerlach) on the morning of September 26th. Volunteers and leaders will then caravan to their projects. 

     

    Questions? Email chris@nevadawilderness.org 


     

  • NPLD 2020_Project 1 5 RSVPs

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Black Rock Field Station in Gerlach, NV

    The beautiful Coyote Dunes need your help! These dunes are unique and threatened ecosystems and home to a few kit foxes. This project will involve constructing & repairing wooden fence around the sensitive dunes and installing new interpretive signs. 

    FAQs

    1) This is a single-day event - there will be no group camping or meals. Of course, you are welcome to camp on your own before or after the project (it's your public lands after all!) 

    2) You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the project site. No volunteers will be allowed to drive with staff members. 

    3) Volunteers are expected to bring all the water, food, and personal supplies you will need for your visit. 

    4) Do not plan to shop or use any services in Gerlach, Empire, or the Pyramid Lake Reservation. 

    5) Pack a lunch, bring plenty of snack, and bring at least 1.5 gallons per person per day, bring more than you think you’ll need, stay hydrated!

    6) CARRY A MASK, and be prepared to wear your mask at all times, including while working or standing outdoors. Volunteers are required to have a mask and wear it while 6 ft from anyone else. 

    7) CAPACITY: A total of 10 people per project including leads and volunteers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

    8) Because spots are limited, every participant must Sign-up individually. If your children are joining you on a project - please sign them up for the same project as you. 

     

    Questions? Email chris@nevadawilderness.org 

     

  • NPLD 2020_Project 2 5 RSVPs

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Black Rock Field Station in Gerlach, NV

    The Coyote Dunes are a unique and threatened ecosystem within the playa and home to Kit Fox. Exclosures were built around these dunes 10 years ago by Friends of Nevada Wilderness volunteers to discourage vehicles from driving over the sensitive habitat. After 10 years in this harsh environment, the fences need some maintenance and repair. This project will include replacing and repairing the wooden fence using hand tools and power tools. 

    FAQs

    1) This is a single-day event - there will be no group camping or meals. Of course, you are welcome to camp on your own before or after the project (it's your public lands after all!) 

    2) You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the project site. No volunteers will be allowed to drive with staff members. 

    3) Volunteers are expected to bring all the water, food, and personal supplies you will need for your visit. 

    4) Do not plan to shop or use any services in Gerlach, Empire, or the Pyramid Lake Reservation. 

    5) Pack a lunch, bring plenty of snack, and bring at least 1.5 gallons per person per day, bring more than you think you’ll need, stay hydrated!

    6) CARRY A MASK, and be prepared to wear your mask at all times, including while working or standing outdoors. Volunteers are required to have a mask and wear it while 6 ft from anyone else. 

    7) CAPACITY: A total of 10 people per project including leads and volunteers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

    8) Because spots are limited, every participant must Sign-up individually. If your children are joining you on a project - please sign them up for the same project as you. 

     

    Questions? Email chris@nevadawilderness.org 

     

  • NPLD 2020_Project 3 1 RSVP

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Black Rock Field Station in Gerlach, NV

     

     This team will be installing small fences around Cadastral Markers and other obstructions on the Playa surface. These obstructions could potentially become a danger to someone driving in the area, for safety a fence will be placed around the to warn drivers. The project will involve constructing and painting small fences and driving around the playa. 

    FAQs

    1) This is a single-day event - there will be no group camping or meals. Of course, you are welcome to camp on your own before or after the project (it's your public lands after all!) 

    2) You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the project site. No volunteers will be allowed to drive with staff members. 

    3) Volunteers are expected to bring all the water, food, and personal supplies you will need for your visit. 

    4) Do not plan to shop or use any services in Gerlach, Empire, or the Pyramid Lake Reservation. 

    5) Pack a lunch, bring plenty of snack, and bring at least 1.5 gallons per person per day, bring more than you think you’ll need, stay hydrated!

    6) CARRY A MASK, and be prepared to wear your mask at all times, including while working or standing outdoors. Volunteers are required to have a mask and wear it while 6 ft from anyone else. 

    7) CAPACITY: A total of 10 people per project including leads and volunteers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

    8) Because spots are limited, every participant must Sign-up individually. If your children are joining you on a project - please sign them up for the same project as you. 

     

    Questions? Email chris@nevadawilderness.org 

     

  • NPLD 2020_Project 4 5 RSVPs

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Black Rock Field Station in Gerlach, NV

    - PROJECT FULL - 

    Two groups of volunteers will be working in the Mormon Dan area of the playa. This area has received increased use and damage lately. These two teams will be repairing fencing around sensitive dunes, restoring illegal routes, and repairing other damage to this beautiful area. 

    FAQs

    1) This is a single-day event - there will be no group camping or meals. Of course, you are welcome to camp on your own before or after the project (it's your public lands after all!) 

    2) You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the project site. No volunteers will be allowed to drive with staff members. 

    3) Volunteers are expected to bring all the water, food, and personal supplies you will need for your visit. 

    4) Do not plan to shop or use any services in Gerlach, Empire, or the Pyramid Lake Reservation. 

    5) Pack a lunch, bring plenty of snacks, and bring at least 1.5 gallons per person per day, bring more than you think you’ll need, stay hydrated!

    6) CARRY A MASK, and be prepared to wear your mask at all times, including while working or standing outdoors. Volunteers are required to have a mask and wear it while 6 ft from anyone else. 

    7) CAPACITY: A total of 10 people per project including leads and volunteers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

    8) Because spots are limited, every participant must Sign-up individually. If your children are joining you on a project - please sign them up for the same project as you. 

     

    Questions? Email chris@nevadawilderness.org 

     

  • NPLD 2020_Project 5 7 RSVPs

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    Black Rock Field Station in Gerlach, NV

    - PROJECT FULL - 

    Two groups of volunteers will be working in the Mormon Dan area of the playa. This area has received increased use and damage lately. These two teams will be repairing fencing around sensitive dunes, restoring illegal routes, and repairing other damage to this beautiful area. 

    FAQs

    1) This is a single-day event - there will be no group camping or meals. Of course, you are welcome to camp on your own before or after the project (it's your public lands after all!) 

    2) You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the project site. No volunteers will be allowed to drive with staff members. 

    3) Volunteers are expected to bring all the water, food, and personal supplies you will need for your visit. 

    4) Do not plan to shop or use any services in Gerlach, Empire, or the Pyramid Lake Reservation. 

    5) Pack a lunch, bring plenty of snack, and bring at least 1.5 gallons per person per day, bring more than you think you’ll need, stay hydrated!

    6) CARRY A MASK, and be prepared to wear your mask at all times, including while working or standing outdoors. Volunteers are required to have a mask and wear it while 6 ft from anyone else. 

    7) CAPACITY: A total of 10 people per project including leads and volunteers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

    8) Because spots are limited, every participant must Sign-up individually. If your children are joining you on a project - please sign them up for the same project as you. 

     

    Questions? Email chris@nevadawilderness.org 

     

  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2020

    Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 07:00 PM through October 11, 2020
    Livestream in Las Vegas, NV

    We are excited to announce our 8th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival - live streaming event. Saturday, October 10, 2020, 7pm


    The Friends of Nevada Wilderness invite you to join us virtually for the 8th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival available via live-streaming for the first time ever! Please join us Saturday, October 10, at 7pm (Virtual Lobby opens at 6:30pm) for a program packed full of thought-provoking, funny, entertaining, and informative films centered around the environment, wildlife, and the human spirit. This event is our premier annual fundraiser and Membership drive. All proceeds from this event will help Keep Nevada Wild through our stewardship, advocacy and outreach programs. Become a member when you purchase your film ticket today!


    What is the Wild & Scenic Film Festival?

    The Wild & Scenic Film Festival works with environmentally conscious groups across the globe to inspire activism in our local communities through the power of film.  We hope to use the festival to encourage a better community understanding of the connection we share with the planet and emphasize our role as stewards to keep it healthy for the next generations.

    Why Friends of Nevada Wilderness?

    The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is Friends of Nevada Wilderness' southern flagship fundraising event to further our mission of protecting and stewarding wilderness in Nevada.  It's a place to meet like-minded outdoor enthusiasts, learn about local and global environmental issues, and support our efforts to get boots on the ground in our backyard wild places.  

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     We Would Like to Thank Our 2020 Sponsor!

     

    Knit seeks to build community through four key areas of work. Each of these areas is a critical component to a resilient and successful community. Come take a look and be part of the conversation about the places where you live, learn, work, and play. It is our honor to support the Wild & Scenic Film Festival each year and the work Friends of Nevada Wilderness does to protect Nevada’s wild lands.