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:

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


 

  • Toiyabe Range Trail Restoration 9 RSVPs

    Friday, August 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM through August 19, 2018
    Friends of Nevada Wilderenss HQ

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    Join us August 17th-19th in the beautiful Arc Dome Wilderness of central Nevada! The Toiyabe Range is home to towering peaks, Bighorn Sheep, trout-filled creeks, and beautiful hiking trails that are in need of some serious TLC.

    We will be doing trail restoration work on the eastern side of the Toiyabe Range, most likely Jett Creek. The work will mainly be cutting back vegetation that is encroaching on the trails and some light tread-work. Help us keep the Arc Dome Wilderness accessible to hikers, horse-packers, and peak-baggers!

    As always, delicious dutch oven dinners will be served up Saturday night, and there will be a comprehensive breakfast spread each morning at the camp (including coffee!). 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!

  • Wild Speaker Series 2 RSVPs

    Thursday, September 06, 2018 at 06:45 PM
    REI - Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV


    Red Rock Canyon: Past, Present, Future

    Join Friends as we welcome Tom Lisby, President of the Friends of Red Rock Canyon, as our September speaker. Tom will provide attendees with a historical summary of what it took to get Red Rock Canyon dedicated as a National Conservation Area. Tom will also explain the challenges of maintaining a National Conservation Area only 17 miles from Las Vegas, a city with over 2 million people and 54 million annual visitors. Come learn about what’s new at Red Rock Canyon and how you can get involved with the Friends of Red Rock Canyon and all of the awesome work they do!

    Tom is the President of the Friends of Red Rock Canyon. Friends of Red Rock Canyon (FORRC) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1984. The Friends’ mission is the protection and enrichment Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The Friends of Red Rock Canyon work toward their mission by supporting the BLM financially and with thousands of volunteer hours. Tom started volunteering at Red Rock Canyon NCA in 2013. To date, he has accumulated over to 3,000 volunteer hours. He is also the instructor for the volunteer training classes “Trails of Red Rock Canyon” and “Burros of Red Rock”.

    We will see you there!

    Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park in their Community Room. Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.

    Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!

  • Griffith Peak Trail Rebuild, Part 2! 13 RSVPs

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

    This project is currently full.  Please contact grace@nevadawilderness.org to join the waitlist.

    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 14 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 at Gass Peak Trail! 1 RSVP

    Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 07:30 AM
    Desert National Wildlife Refuge

    Celebrate the 25th Annual National Public Lands Day with us at the Desert National Wildlife RefugeRoll up your sleeves and help transform Gass Peak Trail from a social path to an established route.  Gass Peak Trail leads hikers to the highest point of the Las Vegas Range and striking views: the city lights of Las Vegas to the south and a vast wilderness to the north.  Give back to the public lands that give so much to us!

    What You'll Need: Wear long pants, a longsleeve shirt, and sturdy closed-toe shoes.  Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, lunch, and snacks for yourself.

  • National Public Lands Day 2018 - Northern Nevada 17 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

  • Wild Speaker Series 3 RSVPs

    Thursday, October 04, 2018 at 06:45 PM
    REI - Boca Park in Las Vegas, NV


    Wild Utah: America’s Red Rock Wilderness and Bears Ears

    The Redrock canyon country of southern Utah is one of most stunningly beautiful landscapes on this planet, containing spectacular geologic formations, amazing cliff dwellings and rock art, and world class hiking, climbing, rafting and camping.   Yet most of this magnificent region lies unprotected. And recently, President Trump issued illegal orders dramatically reducing two of the region’s most cherished national monuments – Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante.

    Terri Martin of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance will present a short video and show stunning images as she describes the citizens’ campaign to protect this priceless part of our natural heritage. 

    Brief Summary about SUWA

    The Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA) is made up of people from across the country who share the common goal of preserving Utah’s remaining desert wild lands, known collectively as America’s Redrock Wilderness.

    Since 1983, SUWA has been the only independent organization working full-time to win protection of America’s redrock wilderness and defend it from oil and gas development, unnecessary road construction, rampant off-road vehicle use, and other threats to Utah’s wilderness-quality lands.

    Terri Martin is an organizer with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.  Formerly, she worked with the National Parks and Conservation Association as their Rocky Mountain Regional Director.

    We will see you there!

    Every first Thursday of the month, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert at REI Boca Park in their Community Room. Doors open at 6:45 giving you enough time to socialize and grab a snack before the presentation begins at 7 pm.

    Please join us at REI Boca Park every first Thursday for a new speaker every month!

  • 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.

  • Little Red Rocks Restoration!

    Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 07:30 AM
    La Madre Mountain Wilderness

    Help Friends of Nevada Wilderness protect the Little Red Rocks area of La Madre Mountain Wilderness!  Little Red Rocks is just what it sounds like - hills of the iconic limestone and red sandstone of Red Rock Canyon, on a smaller scale.  We'll spend the day on the edge of Little Red Rocks, installing a barrier to visually define the Wilderness boundary and prevent motor vehicles from driving in.  Spend the day helping protect this beautiful bit of wild Nevada!

    What You'll Need: Wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and long pants.  Bring a water bottle, lunch, and snacks for yourself.

  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival

    Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    Zappo's Campus in Las Vegas, NV

    Ticket Pre-Sale here.

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness is hosting the 6th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Zappo's Campus Downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, October 20th. We will start @ 3:00 pm with a Community Fair. Come out and enjoy food trucks, giveaways, music and information about Zappo's and our non-profit community partners before the films begin @ 5 pm.

    We will also have raffle prizes and special guests speakers during the film program! The film program will feature 12 short films each focusing on a subject that relates to nature, conservation, and/or outdoor recreation. Come enjoy a night of entertainment for a good cause.

    Tickets are on sale now: $10 pre-sale, $5 for kids under 12 years old. Tickets the day of the Festival are $15.

     We Would Like to Thank Our 2018 Sponsors!

     

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