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  • Sagebrush Seed Collection #2 (near Gardnerville) 5 RSVPs

    Wednesday, December 08, 2021 at 10:00 AM

    Help Collect Native Seeds! 

    Join us Wednesday, December 8th to collect seeds from local Sagebrush populations. Collected seeds will be used in restoration efforts to recover local sagebrush populations, such as post-wildfire. These projects are fun, simple, and rewarding. Sagebrush is a foundational piece of our local ecosystems, is an important winter food source for mule deer, provides food and cover benefits for a variety of other wildlife, and helps stabilize soils, reducing erosion. 

    Sign up today to be a part of local restoration efforts! 


    Difficulty: Easy. The work involves repetitive movements and bending over to strip the seeds of the sagebrush and bag them. Working outside, in possibly cold weather. This may not be appropriate for children under 12 years old. 

    Date/Time: Wednesday, December 8th. From 10 am to mid-afternoon.

    Location: Near Gardnerville. The exact meetup location will be provided to those who RSVP. An RSVP is required to participate.

    What to bring: Warm layers, water, snacks/lunch, sunscreen, sturdy closed-toed shoes, and a mask for when gathered near other participants. Gloves will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. 

    Questions? Send an email to [email protected] with any questions. 




  • Sloan Canyon NCA Trail Rehabilitation 17 RSVPs

    Friday, December 10, 2021 at 09:00 AM
    Sloan Canyon NCA

    Do you love being outside?  Working with your hands and your mind?  Join us at Sloan Canyon to help rehabilitate an old road and start building a new route into the heart of the North McCullough Wilderness with Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the Bureau of Land Management!

    Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes. Clothes you aren't afraid to get dirty or ripped, light layers, and sunscreen are all great!  I recommend a hat and long pants (many desert plants can be a bit rough on exposed skin) and I would definitely bring a light jacket, as the weather in the desert is rapidly cooling with the waning daylight of Autumn.  

    We'll be using tools like pick-mattocks, shovels, rakes, McLeods, and post-pounders to restore half of an old road track while we modify the other half into a well defined trail.  We'll have about 6 hours at the site to work and get to know one another as well as our host - Nevada's Public Lands - so we'll be focused on the trailhead and first few hundred feet of trail, making it visually appealing, safe to walk on, and unappealing to vehicles.

    We'll also have time to discuss the local cultural, ecological, and geological features of the McCullough Range and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area.  Participants will be introduced to trail work and have a chance to speak with some of our BLM agency partners who manage federal public lands around the area.  

    We will provide tools, hard hats, work gloves, light snacks and extra water.  Please bring a water bottle with capacity to hold at least 1 liter (32 ounces) of water and your lunch!

    Please contact Peter Sbraccia at Friends of Nevada Wilderness if you have questions about the type of work involved in this volunteer event - [email protected]

  • 2021 Mt Rose Seed Spreading #2 12 RSVPs

    Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM
    Hunter Creek Trailhead

    This is the sign-up page for the final Mt Rose Seed Spreading event of fall/winter 2021. It looks like there will be some storms this week and some more next week, so we're looking to get the rest of our seeds on the ground this coming Sunday. Help us restore native ecosystems by spreading native, pollinator-friendly species, over habitat that was treated for invasive plants this past Spring.

    Please read the details below and thanks for your interest in volunteering! 



    Time: Meet at 10 am. We should be finished by mid-afternoon

    Location: Hunter Creek Trailhead

    What to Bring: A backpack with 2+ liters of water, snacks/lunch, sturdy hiking shoes, rain jacket, a warm layer, and enough room in your bag for carrying 10-20 lbs of seeds (the seeds will take up about the room of a sleeping bag or a big jacket)

    The Work: The hardest part of the work is hiking and carrying the seeds. We will hike about 1.5 miles of the trail and then off-trail for a bit and with a creek crossing. Some of the hiking will be off-trail up and down steep terrain. The seeds will weigh between 10 and 20 lbs for each person. 

    Questions: Please reach out with any questions to [email protected]

    RSVP required to participate. 

  • Lovell Canyon Signs

    Friday, December 17, 2021 at 09:00 AM
    Lovell Canyon in Spring Mountains, NV

    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness on 12/17 for a day of hiking and backcountry trail work along the Lovell Canyon Loop!

    Do you love to hike? Have you ever wondered what's involved in keeping trails in good shape? This is your chance to learn more! Join us for a day of light trail maintenance and sign installation on the Pahrump side of Mount Charleston. This is a great opportunity to get outside and learn more about the basics of trail work.

    We'll meet at the trailhead at 9:00AM on 12/17 From there we will hike to replace a few signs along the 5.6 mile Lovell Canyon Loop. We'll also talk about the unique ecology and cultural history of the Spring Mountains and answer any questions you have about trail maintenance. 

    RSVP today!