Calendar of Events

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For a list of all Projects and Events, please read below


  • Wild Speaker Series: The Wow of Bird Colors 8 RSVPs

    Thursday, April 06, 2023 at 07:00 PM

    The Wow of Bird Colors

    Join Friends for our March Wild Speaker Series: "The Wow of Bird Colors" on Thursday, April 6th at 7PM!

    We will be joined by naturalist David Lukas, who will be giving the third talk of a four-part series about bird biology!

    David Lukas will introduce us to the marvelous world of bird colors and patterns. Do you know how many types of colors there are on birds, and how these colors are produced? Did you know that humans and birds see colors in different ways and that birds use colors and patterns in a wide range of ecological and behavioral contexts? This will be a fun, and colorful, talk that leaves you never seeing birds the same way again.

    We will wrap up the evening with a Q&A to answer all your questions!  This will be an informative chat for the whole family!

    This talk will be on April 6, 2023 at 7PM on Zoom! Please register at the link if you would like to attend:



    Every first Thursday of the month at 7pm, Friends of Nevada Wilderness hosts a local environmental expert for folks who are interested in the outdoors to learn more about hikes, local habitat, and ways to get involved with conservation efforts. 

  • Arbor Day Sign Installation at Fletcher Canyon with Knit! 10 RSVPs

    Friday, April 28, 2023 at 09:00 AM
    Fletcher Canyon Trail

    Join KNIT Studios and Friends of Nevada Wilderness along with the US Forest Service to celebrate Arbor Day with Stewardship on Fletcher Canyon Trail.

    Last time our friends at KNIT joined us, we removed graffiti during snow showers for Earth Day '22 at Fletcher Canyon.  This year we'll be replacing the large Mount Charleston Wilderness boundary sign (pictured above) and removing the old Eagles' Nest trail sign before installing a new post and new sign.  

    Be prepared to hike a mile and a half round trip, with snow and ice on the trail.  Volunteers will help carry in the new signs and post, tools needed, and their personal gear.  

    RSVP today to save your spot!

    We cannot accommodate volunteers under 18 years of age, dogs, cats or other pets.  

    Please contact Peter Sbraccia at [email protected] with any questions.

  • 2023 Summer Alt Break

    Monday, June 05, 2023 at 06:00 PM through June 09, 2023
    Mahogany Grove - Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a week of conservation, recreation, and exploration in the Spring Mountains. 

    Alternative Summer Break is a 5-day long service-learning experience designed for college students and young adults (18-39).  This year we will be based out of Mahogany Grove Group Camp in the Spring Mountains of Southern Nevada.  

    We will camp under the stars among the mountain mahogany, pines, and junipers, enjoy visits to springs and trails, and meet representatives from our partner agencies such as the Forest Service.

    Participants will gain hands on experience in conservation as we collect data at springs, maintain and improve trails, and meet with local experts in the outdoors community.

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness provides tent, sleeping bag, and necessary personal protection equipment FREE OF CHARGE for ASB participants to borrow.  We also enjoy delicious, gourmet camp meals and desserts each night!

    Interested in a career in the outdoors, conservation, recreation, or STEM?  We'll be visited by representatives from our land management and non-profit partners to discuss their career paths and ways to get started on your dream career!

    Sign up today for more information and to save your place! Check out photos from our last Alternative Summer Break here!

    Questions? Our ASB-FAQ page may help - click here for frequently asked questions about our Alternative Breaks. 

    A refundable $49 deposit and completion of our survey is required to hold your place, an email will be sent after RSVPing with a link to our PayPal account for payment.  RSVPs, deposit, and survey must be completed before 5/22 to participate.  Space is limited, RSVP today!


    Our Alternative Breaks are funded by the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (SNAP).  Friends of Nevada Wilderness is proud to partner with the Federal public lands agencies that make up SNAP and manage more than 10 million acres of public lands and water in Southern Nevada to provide conservation and recreational opportunities.  SNAP's “Engaging Communities through Stewardship” project is delivering a continuum of activities, including environmental education programs, stewardship events, and responsible outdoor recreation trainings designed to engage our local community, from childhood into adulthood, in their public lands.  To learn more and get involved visit