Calendar of Events

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

Northern Nevada

Southern Nevada


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


 

  • Griffith Peak Trail Rebuild, Part 1! 8 RSVPs

    Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 08:00 AM through July 29, 2018
    Griffith Peak Trail

    Join us in Mt. Charleston Wilderness to leave the trail better than you found it!  Trailwork is one of the most fun and rewarding ways to take care of these places we all play - and we need your help!  We'll be camping along the trail in the evenings and rebuilding Griffith Peak Trail during the days.  There's no better way to get to know Mt. Charleston Wilderness!

    New to overnight trailwork?  Click here to get a better idea of what it’s like to be a Trailwork Volunteer.

     

    Difficulty Level: Extreme - This project involves daily hikes of up to 6 miles at elevations of 7,500 - 11,000 ft, while carrying tools and all of your gear for the day.  Participants need to be of a high general fitness level to move at a pace that will allow the group to reach specific destination by a set time.  These are tough trips, but also extremely rewarding.

    About the Trail - Griffith Peak Trail is a 5.5 mile, open, sunny trail that connects South Loop to Harris Springs Rd.  Griffith Peak Trail has been closed since being decimated by the Carpenter One fire, which burned nearly 28,000 acres of the Spring Mountains in 2013.  The trail is currently under an array of logs and, in some places, non-existent.  We'll be approaching Griffith Peak Trail from Kyle Canyon, via the South Loop Trail.

    About the Trailwork - We'll use our muscles and hand tools, like shovels and pick mattocks, to rebuild the trail.  We typically head to the work site around 8 am and return to camp by 4 pm.  We'll be on the trail Thursday - Sunday.  We hope you can join us for the whole hitch, but you can also come for as little as two days.  Because of the 2013 fire, there are no trees or shade along the trail, so this will likely be a hot and sunny project.

    What You'll Need - You're responsible for your own camping gear and snacks as well as transportation to and from the project.  Be prepared to be away from camp all day by bringing at least 3 liters of water capacity and a day pack.  Sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants, and long-sleeved shirt are required for this project.

    What We'll Have - We'll provide tools for the work, gloves, and hard hats.  We'll have group camp gear, including ample water and cooking gear such as stoves and tables.  We'll also be making dinner for everyone at night and have breakfast and coffee in the mornings, as well as basic sandwich fixings so you can make lunch for the day.

    Camp - We'll be camping along the trail, 4.2 miles and 2,900 ft. up from the South Loop trailhead.  We strongly encourage you to make use of our pack support to get your gear up the trail.  That way, more of our energy is spent improving the trail rather than hiking up it.  Otherwise, you are responsible to backpack your gear up to camp.

    Volunteers for this project must complete a Trailwork Volunteer Application.  You only need to fill this form out once a year and will receive a confirmation email within 10 working days of submitting your application.

  • South Jackson Wilderness Project - Northern Nevada 15 RSVPs

    Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM through July 29, 2018
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness in Sparks, NV

    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the Bureau of Land Management as we head into the South Jackson Wilderness in the Black Rock National Conservation Area. The project will involve a variety of work based on the needs of the BLM to help protect and restore this beautiful area. 

    As always we will be serving up some delicious meals, visiting beautiful places, and working with great people. Don't miss this opportunity to visit some rarely visited areas of the Black Rock Desert. RSVP today!

  • Bonanza Extravaganza, Part 2! 5 RSVPs

    Thursday, August 09, 2018 at 08:00 AM through August 12, 2018
    Bonanza Trail

    Join us in Mt. Charleston Wilderness to leave the trail better than you found it!  Trailwork is one of the most fun and rewarding ways to take care of these places we all play - and we need your help!  We'll be camping along the trail in the evenings and maintaining Bonanza Trail during the days.  There's no better way to get to know Mt. Charleston Wilderness!

    New to overnight trailwork?  Click here to get a better idea of what it’s like to be a Trailwork Volunteer.

     

    Difficulty Level: Extreme - This project involves daily hikes of up to 6 miles at elevations of 7,500 - 10,600 ft, while carrying tools and all of your gear for the day.  Participants need to be of a high general fitness level to move at a pace that will allow the group to reach specific destination by a set time.  These are tough trips, but also extremely rewarding.

    About the Trail - Bonanza Trail follows the crest of the Spring Mountains for 16 miles - connecting Cold Creek with the Bristlecone Trail in Lee Canyon.  Bonanza is forested with Ponderosa and Bristlecone Pines, White Fir, and Quaking Aspens.  Spectacular views can be seen from the crest, and our camp.  

    About the Trailwork - We'll use our muscles and hand tools, like shovels and pick mattocks, to make vital improvements and maintain the trail.  We typically head to the work site around 8 am and return to camp by 4 pm.  We'll be on the trail Thursday - Sunday.  We hope you can join us for the whole hitch, but you can also come for as little as two days.

    What You'll Need - You're responsible for your own camping gear and snacks as well as transportation to and from the project.  Be prepared to be away from camp all day by bringing at least 3 liters of water capacity and a day pack.  Sturdy closed-toe shoes and long pants are required for this project.

    What We'll Have - We'll provide tools for the work, gloves, and hard hats.  We'll have group camp gear, including ample water and cooking gear such as stoves and tables.  We'll also be making dinner for everyone at night and have breakfast and coffee in the mornings, as well as basic sandwich fixings so you can make lunch for the day.

    Camp - We'll be camping along the trail, 4.5 miles and 2,600 ft. up from the Cold Creek trailhead.  We strongly encourage you to make use of our pack support to get your gear up the trail.  That way, more of our energy is spent improving the trail rather than hiking up it.  Otherwise, you are responsible to backpack your gear up to camp.

    Volunteers for this project must complete a Trailwork Volunteer Application.  You only need to fill this form out once and will receive a confirmation email within 10 working days of submitting your application.

  • Jarbidge General Area Cleanup - Northern Nevada 16 RSVPs

    Friday, August 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM through August 13, 2018
    Jarbidge Wilderness Pole Creek Ranger Station

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    We are very excited to announce our volunteer trip to Jarbidge this August! 

    The project will last from August 10th-13th, and we are currently in talks with our agency partners about the exact tasks we will be working on. This page will be updated as more information is recieved in the near future.  Regardless, this will be an unforgettable and awesome experience in one of the State's most beautiful natural spaces.  Space is limited so sign up ASAP!

    As always we will be serving up some delicious meals, taking in the beautiful scenery, and enjoying our favorite thing in the world, a weekend in the wilderness with some great folks!

  • Central Nevada Work Party 3 RSVPs

    Friday, August 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM through August 21, 2018
    Friends of Nevada Wilderenss HQ

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    Details will be coming soon, but we wanted to get the word out that there will be a trip out to the Central Nevada starting on August 17th!

    We will be doing some trail work and/or route restoration to promote renaturalization in a wilderness area. 

    As always, delicious dutch oven dinners will be served up for dinner, and there will be a comprehensive breakfast spread each morning at the camp. If you want a ride out there in our truck contact us ASAP because space is limited!  

    We're very thrilled to be able to visit and work in this wild, gorgeous part of Nevada. It's going to be a fun time with great people, so sign up now!

    Feel free to email me at chris@nevadawilderness.org with any questions!

  • Griffith Peak Trail Rebuild, Part 2! 10 RSVPs

    Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 08:00 AM through September 16, 2018
    Griffith Peak Trail

    Join us in Mt. Charleston Wilderness to leave the trail better than you found it!  Trailwork is one of the most fun and rewarding ways to take care of these places we all play - and we need your help!  We'll be camping along the trail in the evenings and rebuilding Griffith Peak Trail during the days.  There's no better way to get to know Mt. Charleston Wilderness!

    New to overnight trailwork?  Click here to get a better idea of what it’s like to be a Trailwork Volunteer.

     

    Difficulty Level: Extreme - This project involves daily hikes of up to 6 miles at elevations of 7,500 - 11,000 ft, while carrying tools and all of your gear for the day.  Participants need to be of a high general fitness level to move at a pace that will allow the group to reach specific destination by a set time.  These are tough trips, but also extremely rewarding.

    About the Trail - Griffith Peak Trail is a 5.5 mile, open, sunny trail that connects South Loop to Harris Springs Rd.  Griffith Peak Trail has been closed since being decimated by the Carpenter One fire, which burned nearly 28,000 acres of the Spring Mountains in 2013.  The trail is currently under an array of logs and, in some places, non-existent.  We'll be approaching Griffith Peak Trail from Kyle Canyon, via the South Loop Trail.

    About the Trailwork - We'll use our muscles and hand tools, like shovels and pick mattocks, to rebuild the trail.  We typically head to the work site around 8 am and return to camp by 4 pm.  We'll be on the trail Thursday - Sunday.  We hope you can join us for the whole hitch, but you can also come for as little as two days.  Because of the 2013 fire, there are no trees or shade along the trail, so this will likely be a hot and sunny project.

    What You'll Need - You're responsible for your own camping gear and snacks as well as transportation to and from the project.  Be prepared to be away from camp all day by bringing at least 3 liters of water capacity and a day pack.  Sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants, and long-sleeved shirt are required for this project.

    What We'll Have - We'll provide tools for the work, gloves, and hard hats.  We'll have group camp gear, including ample water and cooking gear such as stoves and tables.  We'll also be making dinner for everyone at night and have breakfast and coffee in the mornings, as well as basic sandwich fixings so you can make lunch for the day.

    Camp - We'll be camping along the trail, 4.2 miles and 2,900 ft. up from the South Loop trailhead.  We strongly encourage you to make use of our pack support to get your gear up the trail.  That way, more of our energy is spent improving the trail rather than hiking up it.  Otherwise, you are responsible to backpack your gear up to camp.

    Volunteers for this project must complete a Trailwork Volunteer Application.  You only need to fill this form out once a year and will receive a confirmation email within 10 working days of submitting your application.

  • High Rock Canyon Project - Northern Nevada 17 RSVPs

    Friday, September 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM through September 16, 2018
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness

    Come with us this fall as we head to High Rock Canyon with the Bureau of Land Management in the Black Rock NCA. Besides being a beautiful place to explore, High Rock Canyon is important big horn sheep and migratory falcon habitat. This weekend will involve conservation/restoration projects, delicious dutch oven food, beautiful scenery, and much more!

    This is a great opportunity for those who have never been to High Rock Canyon to visit one of the most scenic and rugged parts of the Black Rock Desert and all of Nevada!

    RSVP today!

  • National Public Lands Day 2018 - Northern Nevada 14 RSVPs

    Friday, September 28, 2018 at 12:00 PM through September 30, 2018
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness

    Celebrate your Public Lands!

    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, and the BLM to celebrate our Public Lands by giving back! We will be camping in Soldier Meadows and doing a variety of conservation projects to improve our beautiful land here in Nevada.

    And as always, there will be delicious food, fun company, and fantastic views!

    RSVP today! 

    *beautiful sunsets included at no extra charge

  • FULL - Pine Forest Boundary Marking #3 - Northern Nevada 5 RSVPs

    Friday, October 12, 2018 at 12:00 PM through October 14, 2018
    Pine Forest Range Wilderness

    *All spots are currently filled for this trip. Spots may open as the project approaches. Thank you. 

     

    Volunteer this Fall with Friends of Nevada Wilderness as we venture into the beautiful Pine Forest Range Wilderness to mark Wilderness Area boundaries and restore trespass routes. This weekend will be full of adventure, hard work, camping, great food, and much, much more.

    Boundary marking is a great way to explore and get to know an area with good people, encourage responsible recreational use, and maintain the pristine nature of Wilderness. As usual, Friends of Nevada Wilderness will provide a decadent meal Saturday night and breakfasts each morning, complete with hot coffee, tea and cocoa. 

    Spots are limited, so be sure to RSVP early and feel free to contact us with any questions.

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