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


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

 

  • Relict Leopard Frog Habitat Restoration

    Monday, October 28, 2024 at 10:00 AM through October 30, 2024
    Gold Butte National Monument

     

     

    Join us and the Bureau of Land Management to safeguard wildlife habitat at a beautiful spring in the heart of Gold Butte National Monument. This spring is home to the endangered Relict Leopard Frog, an endemic amphibian species of Southern Nevada. Due to water development along the Colorado River, increased agriculture, and the introduction of invasive species, like the American Bullfrog, it was thought that these frogs had been extinct since the 1950s. However, sparse populations of frogs were rediscovered in Southern Nevada, along the Overton Arm of Lake Mead National Recreation Area during the 1990s. Federal agencies and conservation groups alike have since worked to bring this population back from the brink of extinction. While small pockets of the frogs are growing, they still face many challenges to thrive.

     

     

    To help support the continued resilience of this endangered species we are seeking volunteers to help us trim vegetation around the spring site and dig out any excess muck and fallen leaf litter that accumulates inside the spring pools. This will allow for greater mobility and encourage growth into other parts of the site. We may also dig another spring pool further away from existing ones to create another potential breeding area. This is a great way to help a species once thought lost. 

     

     Due to the sensitive nature of this project, Friends will only be taking a small handful of volunteers to minimize the impact on the site.

     

    See photos from last year's Project at this spring!

     


    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 including: a very steep hike down to the site on trail, carrying and using hand tools, shoveling, carrying heavy buckets, possibly getting wet, and bending up and down. 

    Travel: We will be leaving Las Vegas at 1 pm, on Monday, October 28th, to arrive at the campsite before dark. The road to the campsite is a gravel road that may be rough at places. A 4WD high-clearance vehicle is required. Limited space is available in one of our Friends' trucks. Please reach out ASAP if you will need a ride.  

    Dates: Monday October 28th, 2024 - Wednesday October 30th, 2024 (***Please note: this is a mid-week project***)

    Food: Breakfast and coffee are provided on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and a big group dinner (with dessert) is provided on Tuesday night! Volunteers are responsible for your dinner on Monday night, lunches, and snacks. We will have plenty of water available for refilling your bottles. 

    Gear/Clothing: Long sleeves, long pants, sturdy work boots or hiking shoes. *You may get wet working in the spring, a towel and water shoes are also recommended.* Camping equipment: tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, utensils, plates, camping chair, etc. We have some camping gear available for loan. Please review our Suggested Packing List  

    More Details: In-depth information such as campsite, worksite 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 [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].

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Mormon Mountains Seedling Planting with NDOW 3 RSVPs

    Saturday, November 09, 2024 at 09:00 AM
    Mormon Mountains

     

    Help Restore the Desert!

    Join us this fall for an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in restoring native ecosystems and enhancing wildlife habitats! After the 2005 Duzak fire devastated nearly 300,000 acres, invasive grasses quickly took over the burn area, threatening local wildlife. In response, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) initiated a restoration project, focusing on planting native shrubs and wildflowers to reclaim the land.

    Now, we invite you to be a part of this vital effort. Native plants provide crucial food and shelter for wildlife, offering relief from the scorching summer heat. Whether you're a seasoned volunteer or new to lending a hand, this project offers a rewarding experience for everyone. Join us as we continue the journey of planting and nurturing these essential plants back into our ecosystem!


    Information

    Difficulty: Easy. This project is suitable for a wide range of physical abilities. It's great for individuals new to volunteer conservation work. Appropriate for children over 12 years old with a parent or guardian.

    What to wear/bring: Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required; we will be walking through the desert, and you never know what critters you may brush up against. We will provide gloves and any tools and training necessary, but if you'd prefer to use your own gloves, you're more than welcome to do so. Be sure to bring lunch, snacks, and a water bottle; we will provide extra water to refill throughout the day. Other forms of sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses) are not required but are encouraged as there is no shade!

    Date/Time: Saturday, November 9th from 9 am to 2 pm. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in. 

    Driving/Travel: This project will be in the Mormon Mountains about 1.5 hours northeast of Las Vegas. 4WD is not required but the planting site will be accessed via several miles of dirt road driving. Exact worksite and driving directions will be provided closer to the project date to those who RSVP. Please, let us know if you will need a ride. There are a limited number of spots available in Friends trucks and carpools may be available. 

    Further Details: In-depth information such as the worksite location, driving directions, weather, and project specifics will be sent to those who RSVP about 1 week before the project.

    Contact Info: Please email any questions to [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].

     

    For information on what to expect as a volunteer, visit our "Volunteer Info" page here.