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  • Bonanza Trailhead Restoration 9 RSVPs

    Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 09:00 AM

     

    Come Restore Bonanza Trailhead!

    Join us on July 13th for a day out at Bonanza Trailhead! We have two types of restoration opportunities during this project: one is pulling invasive mullein, and the other is removing old irrigation pipes! Mullein, an invasive and exceptionally prolific plant, has taken over a large area near the Bonanza Trailhead, choking out native plants and grasses. It grows fast and thick, altering the soil and making it hard for our local plants and animals to thrive. Removing mullein helps keep our ecosystems in good shape and gives our native plants a fighting chance!

    A short hike up from the trailhead is a pile of old irrigation pipes that need to be pulled, chopped, and hauled out. These pipes are no longer in use, detract from the beauty of the area, and are quite literally piles of trash in the wilderness. So, out of the forest, they shall be!


    Information

    Difficulty: Moderate -See our difficulty rating here. This project is suitable for individuals in good physical condition who participate in a semi-exercise routine. Most people who are physically active can participate at this level. The mullein removal will involve a lot of repeated bending over to remove the plants up from their roots. 

    What to wear/bring: Long pants, long sleeve shirt, sturdy closed-toe shoes, sun protection of your choice (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, buff). A small daypack to carry water and snacks. Make sure to bring either a refillable water bottle or a hydration bladder, we will have water for you to refill your vessel. Bring snacks and lunch, whatever you need to stay fueled for a day in the mountains! FNW will provide gloves, eye protection, hard hats, tools, and all the necessary training. Weather is often unpredictable and can change quickly in the mountains, so be sure to bring a rain jacket in case of inclement weather. 

    Date/Time: Saturday, July 13th at 9 am. Please arrive 15 min early to sign in. 

    Further Details: To get to the trailhead, a high-clearance vehicle with good tires is recommended. Let us know ASAP if you we will need a ride. We can figure out carpooling for those who are unable to access the trailhead on their own. If you are capable of getting to the trailhead in your own vehicle and are willing to let others carpool with you, please reach out so we can coordinate!

    Contact Info: For further information or if you have any questions, please feel free to email [email protected]

    RSVP is Required: Friends of Nevada Wilderness and our partners put a great deal of time and resources into organizing volunteer projects. When you RSVP you are committing to join us on that project. We understand circumstances may arise where you need to cancel. So, if you’re no longer able to attend, please cancel your RSVP as soon as possible so another volunteer can join the project. You can cancel your RSVP through the cancellation link in your project confirmation email or by emailing [email protected].

  • Mount Rose Backpacking Project - Invasive Weed Monitoring 4 RSVPs

    Friday, July 19, 2024 at 08:00 AM through July 21, 2024
    Mount Rose Wilderness

     

    Backpacking in Mount Rose Wilderness

    Join us and the Forest Service for a three-day, two-night backpacking trip in Mount Rose Wilderness to monitor for invasive plants. We will hike 17-20 miles throughout the weekend, using a protocol to survey trail corridors for invasive plants. Data collected will be used to guide future management actions. This is a great opportunity for those who would like to backpack, identify plants, and help protect Mount Rose Wilderness from invasive plants! Due to the difficulty of this project, this trip is only for those who are already comfortable backpacking, have their own gear, and have plenty of experience backpacking up to 10 miles a day with a pack. Plant ID experience is helpful, but not required. 

    Spots are limited. Sign up now for this wonderful volunteer opportunity! 


    Information:

    Difficulty: Most Challenging - See our difficulty rating scale here. Strenuous with longer hikes, off-trail hiking, sometimes with significant elevation changes. These trips are very challenging and require excellent aerobic conditioning, past experience in outdoor settings, and familiarity with backcountry hiking and/or camping. Not for beginners.

    This is a backpacking trip. We ask that all volunteers are able to carry their own gear and food in their own backpack for the weekend (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, plate, mug, utensils, all food, clothes, etc.) plus work-specific tools (such as a tablet for data collection) that we will hand out at the trailhead. Long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy, close-toed shoes are required for our workday. Please also bring a hat and rain jacket.

    We will be hiking a total of 17-20 miles, with the longest day including 8-10 miles with ~2000 feet of gain. We will hike together as a group, taking frequent breaks, but expect volunteers to be able to complete this hike safely. 

    There will be a water source at our campsite for the weekend, we will provide a water filter, but if you have one to share, we ask that you please bring that as well. Please bring the capacity to carry at least 3 liters of water at a time.


    Location: 
    Mount Rose Wilderness

    Dates: Friday, July 19th - Sunday, July 21st

    Travel: We will meet at the Thomas Creek trailhead at 8am on Friday(July 19th) morning and will shuttle to the Mount Rose Summit Trailhead. From there we will hike towards Thomas Creek.

    Food: No food will be provided on this trip. All participants must bring enough food for themselves for the entire weekend (Friday/Saturday/Sunday lunch, Friday/Saturday dinner, Saturday/Sunday breakfast, and plenty of snacks).

    Gear/Clothing: For this project, volunteers must supply their own backpacking equipment (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, plate, mug, utensils, stove, all meals, clothes, etc.) and be able to carry it in their own backpack. Long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy, close-toed shoes are required for our workday. Please also bring a hat and rain jacket. If you have any questions about what to bring, please reach out.

    More Details: In-depth information such as camping location, weather, and project specifics will be sent out about a week before to those who have RSVP'd.

    Questions?: Check out our FAQ page here or email [email protected].

     

    RSVP is required to participate.

     

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness and our partners put a great deal of time and resources into organizing volunteer projects. When you RSVP you are committing to join us on that project. We understand circumstances may arise where you need to cancel. So, if you’re no longer able to attend, please cancel your RSVP as soon as possible so other volunteers can join the project. You can cancel your RSVP through the cancellation link in your project confirmation email or by emailing [email protected].

     

  • Willow Springs Mullein Removal 1 12 RSVPs

    Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 07:30 AM

      

     

    This project is currently full. To join our waitlist,

    please email [email protected]

    Come help Friends of Nevada Wilderness remove invasive mullein from Willow Spring in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area on July 20th! 

    Invasive mullein plants, originally from Europe and Asia, pose a significant threat to the native ecosystems of southern Nevada. Their rapid spread and dense growth outcompete native plants, reducing biodiversity and altering habitats. Mullein's deep taproots destabilize soil, increasing erosion and disrupting nutrient cycles. Moreover, its highly flammable leaves contribute to more intense wildfires, particularly in areas where fire is natural.

    Controlling mullein is crucial for preserving ecosystem health. Manual removal can help mitigate its impact. By managing mullein populations, we can protect native flora and fauna, maintain biodiversity, and reduce the risk of destructive wildfires. It's a necessary step toward ensuring the long-term resilience of our natural landscapes.

    Removing mullein is a rewarding way to help maintain the health of spring ecosystems and work with other like-minded folks. 

    RSVP today! 


    Information

    Difficulty: Moderate - See our project difficulty rating scale here. This project is suitable for individuals in good physical condition who participate in a semi-exercise routine. Most people who are physically active can participate at this level. 

    Location: About 1 hour Northwest from downtown Las Vegas off of Highway 95 

    Date: July 20th

    Travel: Those who RSVP will be sent a meet up location. Getting to the worksite from the meet up location requires a high clearance vehicle. We will meet and carpool to the worksite. 

    Gear/Clothing: Long sleeves, long pants, sturdy work or hiking shoes. Bring at least 2 liters of water, sunscreen, and a lunch/snacks. Tools and gloves will be provided. 

    More Details: In-depth information such as exact meet up location, weather, and project specifics will be sent to those who RSVP about 1 week before the project.

    Questions?: Check out our FAQ page or email tyler@nevadawilderness.org

     

    RSVP is required to participate.

     

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness and our partners put a great deal of time and resources into organizing volunteer projects. When you RSVP you are committing to join us on that project. We understand circumstances may arise where you need to cancel. So, if you’re no longer able to attend, please cancel your RSVP as soon as possible so another volunteer can join the project. You can cancel your RSVP through the cancellation link in your project confirmation email or by emailing [email protected].

     

  • Jarbidge Volunteer Trail Work! 12 RSVPs

    Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 09:00 AM through July 28, 2024

      

    Join us for volunteer trail work in the beautiful Jarbidge Wilderness! This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Wilderness Act which includes Nevada first Wilderness Area - Jarbidge Wilderness. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate Jarbidge Wilderness' 60th Birthday! We are unsure which trail we will be working on but the work will likely consist of brushing, tread work, and water drainage. Friends of Nevada Wilderness will provide all of the training, safety equipment, and trail maintenance tools. Trails are a huge priority to us at Friends because they are our access to Wilderness. 

    The original 64,667 acres of the Jarbidge Wilderness was designated with the passage of 1964 Wilderness Act. Although 1964 was before the establishment of Friends of Nevada Wilderness, several founding members of Friends (including Marge Sill, Mother of Nevada Wilderness) were active in establishing the Wilderness Act. The first major campaign for Friends of Nevada Wilderness resulted in the passage of the Nevada Wilderness Protection Act of 1989, which designated an additional 48,500 acres to the Jarbidge Wilderness and brought the wilderness up to its present size of 113,167 acres.

    Read about Jarbidge Wilderness

    Jarbidge Map for sale here.

    Read the info below and RSVP today! 


    Information:

    Difficulty: Challenging - See our difficulty rating scale here. This project is suitable for individuals in good physical condition who participate in a regular exercise routine. This project may be physically challenging to some people, participants need to be in good physical condition and aware of their physical abilities and limits before joining this project. The project will involve a variety of tasks with 3-5 miles of hiking, on trail with creek crossings, carrying and using a hand tool, and bending up and down. 

    Travel: We will be leaving early morning on Thursday from Reno in order to drive to the trailhead and set up camp before dark. Road conditions are still unknown for this year. We will be reaching out with more information closer to the project. There are limited number of spots available in Friends trucks, so let us know if you need a ride. 

    Dates: Thursday July 25th, 2024 - Sunday July 28th, 2024

    Food: Breakfast and coffee are provided on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Big group dinners (with dessert) are provided on Friday and Saturday nights!

    Gear/Clothing: Long sleeves, long pants, sturdy work or hiking shoes. Camping equipment: tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad. Camping gear is available for loan. Suggested Packing List 

    More Details: In-depth information such as weather and project specifics will be sent to those who RSVP about 1 week before the project.

    Questions?: Check out our FAQ page or email [email protected]

     

    RSVP is required to participate.

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness and our partners put a great deal of time and resources into organizing volunteer projects. When you RSVP you are committing to join us on that project. We understand circumstances may arise where you need to cancel. So, if you’re no longer able to attend, please cancel your RSVP online as soon as possible so another volunteer can join the project. You can cancel your RSVP through the cancellation link in your project confirmation email or by emailing [email protected].

  • 2024 Dark Sky Festival 33 RSVPs

    Friday, August 02, 2024 at 04:00 PM through August 03, 2024
    Cedarville, CA

    SAVE THE DATE!

    Where: Cedarville, CA 

    When: August 2nd and 3rd

    Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness, the BLM Applegate District, and the Modoc County Outdoor Recreation and Tourism for a family-friendly weekend filled with fun activities and unbelievable stargazing! 

    August 2nd

    Amateur Telescope Night at the Fairgrounds: 8:30pm 

    We hope you will bring your telescope, binoculars, star chart, or simple appreciation for darkness, as we gather to spend some time staring at the stars. This will be an informal astronomy night, where folks are welcome to set up gear or simply come to look up at the night sky to spot some stars and constellations, and maybe a meteor or two!

                                          

    August 3rd 

    Cedarville City Park: 10am-1pm

    Embark on a celestial adventure with us! Peer through a solar telescope to glimpse our star up close, delve into captivating astronomy insights during a lively talk, and unleash your creativity with hands-on arts and crafts in the park. Join the passionate Friends of Nevada Wilderness staff and the Astronomical Society of Nevada for an unforgettable morning of discovery and fun! 

     

    Sheppard Ranch: 2pm-4pm *No Dogs Please, this is a working ranch*

    2:00pm: Journey into the world of imagination with Sophie Sheppard, local author and illustrator of The Moon's Tear: A Desert Night's Dream. Nevada Humanities and its Nevada Center for the Book have selected The Moon's Tear to represent Nevada and the importance of dark, starry skies at the 2024 Library of Congress National Book Festival

    2:30pm: Explore how dark skies and conservation are inextricably tied: Join a captivating Dark Sky Conservation Talk and then follow along for an engaging Regenerative Agriculture Tour of the Sheppard Ranch.

     

    Country Hearth Restaurant: 5-7pm

    5pm: Discover the secrets behind capturing stunning dark sky images and ignite your passion for astrophotography with FNW resident photographer Kurt Kuznicki's captivating Astrophotography Talk hosted in the garden at the cozy Country Hearth.

    6pm: Stick around for dinner and test your knowledge about the stars with Dark Sky trivia.

     

    Modoc County Fairgrounds: 7:30pm-12am:

    7:30pm-12am: Dive into the wonders of the night sky! Peruse informational posters and kids' activities as daylight fades, leading into a stargazing party with telescopes and astronomers from local astronomy groups at the Modoc County Fairgrounds.

    10pm-11pm: Capture the universe through the lens in an Intro to Astrophotography class led by Kurt Kuznicki. Participants will need their own camera and a basic understanding of how to use the camera in manual mode, a headlamp, and a tripod.

     

    In partnership with: Bureau of Land Management Applegate District Office, Nevada Humanities and Sophie Sheppard, Modoc County Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, Astronomical Society of Nevada

    Please visit our Massacre Rim WSA and Dark Sky Sanctuary page for more information on the Sanctuary and places to stay in the Surprise Valley Area. We encourage you to make accommodations before you arrive, as lodging is limited in the valley and fills up quickly. Camping and RV hookups will be available on a first-come first-serve basis at the Modoc County Fairgrounds.

    Citizen astronomers are welcome! Bring your telescope, your knowledge of the night sky, and your enthusiasm to teach... and learn!

     

  • Willow Springs Mullein Removal 2 16 RSVPs

    Saturday, August 10, 2024 at 07:30 AM

      

     

    This project is currently full. To join our waitlist,

    please email [email protected]

     

    Mullein Removal! 

    Come help Friends of Nevada Wilderness remove invasive mullein from Willow Spring in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area on August 10th

    Invasive mullein plants, originally from Europe and Asia, pose a significant threat to the native ecosystems of southern Nevada. Their rapid spread and dense growth outcompete native plants, reducing biodiversity and altering habitats. Mullein's deep taproots destabilize soil, increasing erosion and disrupting nutrient cycles. Moreover, its highly flammable leaves contribute to more intense wildfires, particularly in areas where fire is natural.

    Controlling mullein is crucial for preserving ecosystem health. Manual removal can help mitigate its impact. By managing mullein populations, we can protect native flora and fauna, maintain biodiversity, and reduce the risk of destructive wildfires. It's a necessary step toward ensuring the long-term resilience of our natural landscapes.

    Removing mullein is a rewarding way to help maintain the health of spring ecosystems and work with other like-minded folks. 

    RSVP today! 


    Information

    Difficulty: Moderate - See our project difficulty rating scale here. This project is suitable for individuals in good physical condition who participate in a semi-exercise routine. Most people who are physically active can participate at this level. 

    Location: About 1 hour Northwest from downtown Las Vegas off of Highway 95 

    Date: August 10th

    Travel: Those who RSVP will be sent a meet up location. Getting to the worksite from the meet up location requires a high clearance vehicle. We will meet and carpool to the worksite. 

    Gear/Clothing: Long sleeves, long pants, sturdy work or hiking shoes. Bring at least 2 liters of water, sunscreen, and a lunch/snacks. Tools and gloves will be provided. 

    More Details: In-depth information such as exact meet up location, weather, and project specifics will be sent to those who RSVP about 1 week before the project.

    Questions?: Check out our FAQ page or email tyler@nevadawilderness.org

     

    RSVP is required to participate.

     

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness and our partners put a great deal of time and resources into organizing volunteer projects. When you RSVP you are committing to join us on that project. We understand circumstances may arise where you need to cancel. So, if you’re no longer able to attend, please cancel your RSVP as soon as possible so another volunteer can join the project. You can cancel your RSVP through the cancellation link in your project confirmation email or by emailing [email protected].

     

  • 2024 National Public Lands Day 38 RSVPs

    Friday, September 27, 2024 at 12:00 PM through September 29, 2024
    Soldier Meadows

     

    2024 National Public Lands Day at Soldier Meadows!

    We're excited for 2024 National Public Lands Day! Come out and have a blast with a weekend full of projects, fun, and great food (including a Dutch Oven cook-off)! There will be multiple projects for all skill levels, camping in a beautiful location, and a great community of people. You don't want to miss this one, RSVP and save your spot today! Some of this year's projects will include: 

    1 - Fence removal to improve wildlife habitat throughout Soldier Meadows! 

    2 - Cabin/campground cleanup, trash removal, and beautification 

    And more to come! We are still in the planning phase and will have projects for every level! Check back for updates closer to the event!

    As always, this project is free! We will be providing breakfast with coffee Saturday and Sunday as well as a delicious dinner on Saturday night. For this project, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is not required to reach the campsites (as long as it's not too wet), but, higher clearance and good tires are recommended. We have camping gear available for those who need it.  We will have limited space in Friends trucks to transport volunteers and carpooling is an option as well. 

    Check out photos from last year's National Public Lands Day here!


    Information:

    Difficulty: All Levels. There will be projects available for all skill levels and children. 

    Location: Soldier Meadows

    Dates: Friday, September 27th - Sunday, September 29th

    Travel: For this project, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is not required to reach the campsites (as long as it's not too wet), but, higher clearance and good tires are recommended. 

    Food: Breakfast and coffee are provided on Saturday and Sunday, Dutch Oven Cook-off and potluck dinner on Saturday night

    Gear/Clothing: Long sleeves, long pants, sturdy work or hiking shoes. Camping equipment: tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad. Camping gear is available for loan. Check out our suggested Packing List.

    More Details: Details such as exact camping location, projects, daily schedule, and weather-related factors will be provided to those who have RSVP'd on a date much closer to the project. Plans are subject to change. We will always give as much notice as possible when this happens.

    Questions?: Check out our FAQ page here or email [email protected].

     

    RSVP is required to participate.

     

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness and our partners put a great deal of time and resources into organizing volunteer projects. When you RSVP you are committing to join us on that project. We understand circumstances may arise where you need to cancel. So, if you’re no longer able to attend, please cancel your RSVP as soon as possible so other volunteers can join the project. You can cancel your RSVP through the cancellation link in your project confirmation email or by emailing [email protected].

  • Whitebark Pine Collection #2 5 RSVPs

    Friday, October 11, 2024 at 12:00 PM through October 13, 2024

      

    Help the Whitebark Pine Species!

    On December 25th, 2022 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a final rule (87 FR 76882) to list the Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The Whitebark Pine is an important component of western high-elevation forests, their populations have been declining in both the United States and Canada from combined effects. Warmer temperature trends have triggered epidemic outbreaks of the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) and lowered the trees’ resistance to white pine blister rust, caused by a nonnative fungus (Cronartium ribicola), both of which have killed millions of trees. Historical fire suppression allowed the march of more shade-tolerant competitors into Whitebark pine habitat, replacing this species through succession. 

    Photo sourced from "Conservation and Management of Whitebark Pine Ecosystems on Bureau of Land Management Lands in the Western United States"

    The overall goal of this project is to provide the BLM with Whitebark Pine seeds so they can study this specific Whitebark Pine population's resiliency towards known killers, propagate seeds, and keep seeds in a seed bank for dispersal at a later time in the event of a fire or population die-off. 

    The Whitebark Pine is considered a keystone species, meaning it increases the biodiversity of a community because of the important and critical role it plays in the lifecycle of many other species. This tree provides shelter and food for numerous other plants and animals so the work we are doing is an important step in helping save this tree and its surrounding ecosystem. 

    This project has two parts. This RSVP page is for part two of the project.

    For this project we will return to the Pine Forest Range Wilderness. Here we will be hiking to and working with small, isolated populations of Whitebark Pine. During this project we will be removing the cages we placed during the first project in June and collecting the mature pine cones. These collected pine cones will be delivered to the BLM for future studies.

    Read about Pine Forest Range Wilderness!

    Check out last years photos from the Whitebark Pine Project!

     


    Information

    Difficulty: Most Challenging - See our difficulty rating scale here. Strenuous with longer hikes, off-trail hiking, sometimes with significant elevation changes. These trips are very challenging and require excellent aerobic conditioning, past experience in outdoor settings, and familiarity with backcountry hiking and/or camping. Not for beginners.

    Location: Pine Forest Range Wilderness 

    Dates: October 11th - October 13th

    Travel: 4WD and high clearance required. A limited number of spots are available in Friends trucks.

    Food: Breakfast and coffee are provided Saturday and Sunday as well as a big group Dinner Saturday night with dessert!

    Gear/Clothing: Please wear long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy work or hiking shoes. Camping equipment: tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad. Camping gear available for loan. Suggested Packing List 

    More Details: In-depth information such as camping location, weather, and project specifics will be sent out about a week before to those who have RSVP'd

    Questions?: Check out our FAQ page or email [email protected]

     

    RSVP is required to participate.

     

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness and our partners put a great deal of time and resources into organizing volunteer projects. When you RSVP you are committing to join us on that project. We understand circumstances may arise where you need to cancel. So, if you’re no longer able to attend, please cancel your RSVP as soon as possible so another volunteer can join the project. You can cancel your RSVP through the cancellation link in your project confirmation email or by emailing [email protected].

     

  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2024

    Saturday, October 12, 2024 at 04:30 PM
    Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in Blue Diamond, NV

    Join us at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park on Saturday October 12, 2024 for the twelfth annual Las Vegas Wild and Scenic Film Festival!

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness invites you to join us for the 12th annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival. The event will be held at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park on October 12. Festivities will begin at 4:30 and films will begin at 6:30. We are looking forward to gathering with our community once again to celebrate the human spirit and activism in the outdoors. 

    Doors will open at 4:30pm with a community fair to allow folks to get to know local conservation organizations and have an opportunity to grab some food and reserve their spot on the lawn. We will have a raffle, silent auction, and will be able to enjoy our films while immersed in the natural beauty of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The films will begin at 6:30pm and we expect to wrap up at about 9pm. 

    Proceeds from the film festival help Keep Nevada Wild through our stewardship, advocacy and outreach programs.

    RSVP below to be notified when tickets go on sale!

     


    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' 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.

    More Frequently Asked Questions

     


    Huge Thank You to Our Event Sponsors!

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  • 2024 Mount Rose Native Seed Spreading 33 RSVPs

    Tuesday, October 15, 2024 at 09:00 AM through December 14, 2024

     

    Join us in Restoring Mount Rose Wilderness! 

    In Spring 2024, volunteers will work hard to remove invasive musk thistle from Mount Rose Wilderness! This fall, we will head into Mount Rose Wilderness to spread native seeds in these recovering riparian areas and help bring back native plants. We will hike bags of seeds from native grasses and pollinator-friendly plants, spread them across the meadows by hand, and then let nature take them from there. These are fun projects that usually only take half a day to complete, but can make a huge difference in the ongoing restoration efforts. 


    Information:

    Timing: Seeds are the most successful if spread right before snow or rain, so therefore, we are not setting specific dates at this time. Our timeframe is Late October through mid-December. Those who register on this page will be notified as soon as possible before we head out (about a week's notice). At that point, you can let us know if you are available to join us. Spots will be limited on those projects. 

    Difficulty: Moderate - See our difficulty rating scale here. This project is suitable for individuals in good physical condition who participate in a semi-exercise routing. Most people who are physically active can participate at this level. The project involves hiking 2-6 miles, partially off-trail, creek crossings, steep hills up and down, carrying a shovel, using the shovel, bending up and down. We will carry no more than 10 lbs of seed each. These projects may not be appropriate for children under 12 years of age. 

    Location: Hunter Creek Trailhead

    Gear/Clothing: Long sleeves, long pants, sturdy work or hiking shoes. Bring at least 2 liters of water, sunscreen, and a lunch/snacks. Shovels and gloves will be provided. 

    RSVP/Registration: If you are interested in joining us, please register below. We will contact you as soon as possible before a re-seeding project (about a week's notice). Because this is weather-dependent, flexibility in scheduling is necessary, thanks for your understanding. 

    Questions?: Check out our FAQ page or email [email protected]

     

    RSVP is required to participate.

     

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness and our partners put a great deal of time and resources into organizing volunteer projects. When you RSVP you are committing to join us on that project. We understand circumstances may arise where you need to cancel. So, if you’re no longer able to attend, please cancel your RSVP as soon as possible so other volunteers can join the project. You can cancel your RSVP through the cancellation link in your project confirmation email or by emailing [email protected].

     

     

    PLEASE NOTE: We are not setting specific dates at this time. Seeds are most successful if spread right before snow or rain, so therefore flexibility in scheduling is necessary.