Friends of Nevada Wilderness in the News
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Dark Skies Now Law in Nevada: May 21, 2021 - Governor Steve Sisolak signs the bill establishing a new program to designate dark skies in Nevada, as KOLO-TV reports.
Extra Protections Sought as Desert National Wildlife Refuge Turns 85: May 20, 2021 - The Desert National Wildlife Refuge north of Las Vegas turns 85 today, and conservation groups want to see it protected forever.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness Restores Nature on Earth Day and Beyond: April 22, 2020 - Many of us have spend the past year indoors, and Earth Day marks a great opportunity to get outside. While you're at it, why not lend a helping had to Mother Nature herself?
Conserving the Peace, a KNPR interview with Grace Palermo: March 25, 2021 - The Clark County public lands bill has divided the environmental community since the county introduced it in 2018. Its latest iteration, introduced in Congress this month by U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, is less controversial than previous versions, but still doesn’t have unanimous support.
Largest Conservation Bill in State History Earns Praise, Balances Need: March 5, 2021 - The Southern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act, a bipartisan bill put forward by Sens. Cortez Masto and Rosen, was introduced with resounding support from conservation groups across the state.
KOH Radio, Reno covers introduction of SNEDCA, with quote from Shaaron Netherton: March 5, 2021.
Nevadans in Congress proposing big new federal lands bill: March 4, 2021 - LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s entire congressional delegation, governor and several advocacy groups have lined up behind a bid for Congress to set aside vast federal lands in Clark County for conservation and recreation while freeing some for development around Las Vegas.
Cortez Masto introduces Clark County lands bill to expand LV footprint, designate public land: March 4, 2021 - Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto introduced long-awaited legislation Wednesday that would change the way public land is managed in Clark County...
Biggest NV Conservation Bill Ever Would Better Protect 2 Million Acres: March 4, 2021 - More than 2 million acres in southern Nevada would get wilderness protection under a new bill introduced in Congress on Tuesday, the largest conservation bill in state history.
Proposed bill outlines development of public lands around Las Vegas: March 3, 2021 - Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto has filed a bill that would lay out a plan for development of public lands around Las Vegas over the next several decades.
Cortez Masto to lead public lands, mining Senate subcommittee: February 29, 2021 - Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto will help direct policy over public lands and other issues relevant to the Silver State as chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee's...
Proposed bill wants to preserve Nevada's dark skies: February 17, 2021 - A new bill before the Legislature is aiming to incentivize the protection of one of Nevada's most fragile and intangible resources: dark skies.
Dark Sky Program offers unique opportunity for Nevada: February 9, 2021 - Despite the neon glare of Reno and Las Vegas, dark skies an an internationally famous asset of Nevada's outdoor recreation economy...
Congress acts to shield Nevada public lands from 'military seizure': December 4, 2020 - In a win for environmental activists, Congress blocked a request this week from the Department of Defense to appropriate over 1.7 million acres of public land in Nevada in the annual federal defense bill.
Cortez Masto calls for alternative to Navy expansion: November 3, 2020 - U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., has released a draft of the Northern Nevada Rural Land Management, Conservation, and Military Readiness Act, that includes alternative expansion of the Naval Air Station Fallon and management bills for Pershing, Douglas, Churchill, and Lander counties.
Cortez Masto unveils alternative for naval air station expansion: October 13, 2020 - An effort to triple the size of a naval air station near Fallon continues to draw ire from conservationists, tribes and rural county officials but some groups are amenable to an alternate plan.
Sen. Cortez Masto corrals diverse stakeholders for Fallon expansion: October 12, 2020 - On October 7, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released a draft of the Northern Nevada Rural Land Management, Conservation, and Military Readiness Act.
'Record-setting' bid to expand NV naval site gains support: October 12, 2020 - The "Northern Nevada Rural Land Management, Conservation and Military Readiness Act" responds to the Navy's long effort to grow the northern Nevada military facility, although it falls short of the nearly 666,000-acre expansion the service had sought.
Griffith Peak Trail Reopens: September 26, 2020 - The trail on Mt. Charleston has reopened after restorations were made due to fire damage.
Virtual Celebration held for 4th annual Nevada Public Lands Day: September 26, 2020 - Nevada's environmental leaders, activists and organizations will gather virtually to celebrate their 4th annual NV Public Lands Day.
Is the Fight Over the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Done?: August 7, 2020 - For two years, environmentalists, hunters, tribal leaders and others have fought the U.S. Air Force, which wants to take over vast portions of the 1.6 million-acre refuge north of Las Vegas for training.
Utah Republican introduces legislation giving Air Force final say over NV wildlife refuge, without consulting delegation: July 8, 2020 - Last week, a Utah Republican offered a surprise amendment during a hearing that put parts of the Air Force’s plan back on the table. A Democrat-controlled House committee approved it.
Douglas lands bill back in Congress: June 27, 2020 - (link no longer available)
Fallon Naval Air Station expansion plan hits a snag in the Senate: June 25, 2020 - By rejecting expansion plans the committee dealt a setback to proposals that would greatly expand the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas and Naval Air Station in Fallon.
The Desert Refuge Won't Be a Bombing Range (For Now): June 19, 2020 - Grace Palermo, Las Vegas programs director for Friends of Nevada Wilderness, which has spearheaded opposition to the Air Force's plan, explains...
Getting Away: How to Social Distance in Outdoor Recreation: June 19, 2020 - To help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Nevadans have been isolating at home since early March...It's understandable that they want to get outside...
Senate panel bombs military expansion plans at Fallon, NTTR : June 16, 2020 - It looks like the transfer of more than 900,000 acres of Nevada public land to military ownership just got less likely. The Senate Armed Services Committee advanced the National Defense Authorization Act last week authorizing $8.15 billion for military construction for the coming fiscal year, but those plans did not include the controversial land expansions of the Naval Air Station Fallon and the Nevada Test and Training Range.
Amodei bill would expand Naval Air Station Fallon: May 21, 2020 - Public lands legislation that would expand testing grounds for Naval Air Station Fallon in central Nevada would also include conservation components and wilderness protections, Rep. Mark Amodei said Thursday. Still, the sweeping legislation cobbled together with the input of Nevada counties and communities faces opposition from Native American tribes and environmental groups who have called the bill a “public lands giveaway.”
Bombing Range or Nature Preserve? Battle for Control of the Nevada Desert: June 24, 2019 - The New York Times visits Desert National Wildlife Refuge to look at the state's resistance to an expanded military takeover.
A Trump Administration Review, Budget Delays Leave Fieldwork on Public Lands Unfunded: June 8, 2018 - The Nevada Independent cites Friends' Executive Director, Shaaron Netherton, as they look closely at how the delay in funding from the Department of Interior is affecting work on public lands.
Rescuers Pull Weak and Starving Eagle from Watery Grave: June 7, 2018 - Liftable features a video of Friends of Nevada Wilderness' 2014 Inventory Crew rescuing an eagle that was stuck in well.
Take Action For Public Lands Forum at Patagonia: June 6, 2018 - This Is Reno features an article, including many beautiful photos, about Patagonia's Take Action for Public Lands event that Friends' Executive Director, Shaaron Netherton, spoke at.
'All Hell is Going to Break Loose,' Under Dean Heller Wilderness Bill, Aide Says: June 4, 2018 - The Reno Gazette Journal covers Senator's Heller's soon-to-be released bill that would eliminate protection for Wilderness Study Areas throughout the state, and Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Executive Director, Shaaron Netherton, points out some issues in Heller's statements about this legislation.
Weed Warriors begin 2018 attack on invasive Thistles in Mt. Rose Wilderness Area: May 16, 2018 - News 4 reports of Friends' "Weed Warriors" project, which takes volunteers into the Mt. Rose Wilderness to remove invasive Musk Thistle that is negatively impacting the area.
"Weed Warriors" Battle Invasive Plants in the the Mt. Rose Wilderness: May 16, 2018 - KTVN Channel 2 News chats with Friends' Stewardship Manager, Nora Kaufmann, as the northern Nevada Stewardship team and volunteers head into the Mt. Rose Wilderness to remove invasive Musk Thistle.
Desert National Wildlife Refuge: May 8, 2018 - Plantea.com cites Friends of Nevada Wilderness as a resource for volunteer opportunities in the largest wildlife refuge in the lower 48 states.
Las Vegas-style public lands bill pitched for Reno: April 23, 2018 - The Reno Gazette Journal covers Washoe County's public lands proposal, mirrored off of the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act (SNPLMA), and interviews Friends' Executive Director, Shaaron Netherton.
Opposition to wind farm project expressed: April 19, 2018 - Mesquite Local News reports on the proposed wind farm project just outside of Searchlight, NV, and interviews Friends' Southern Nevada Director, Jose Witt, on the importance of preserving the wilderness values of this area.
Volunteers needed for May 5 community cleanup: April 12, 2018 - Channel 8, KOLO, announces Friends of Nevada Wilderness' participation in the Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Great Community Cleanup on Saturday, May 5.
NV Groups Vow to Fight Oil and Gas Drilling in Ruby Mountains: April 12, 2018 - Public News Service covers the potential oil and gas leasing in the Ruby Mountains, and interviews Friends of Nevada Wilderness Executive Director, Shaaron Netherton, to show the conservation communities strong opposition to this action.
The Ruby Mountains Are Nevada's Crown Jewel: March, 2017 - A collection of conservation groups, including Friends of Nevada Wilderness, publishes an ad in various media outlets stating their strong opposition to the Forest Service opening the Ruby Mountains for oil drilling and fracking.
32,000 Show Opposition to Air Force Range Expansion in Nevada: March 10, 2018 - The Las Vegas Review Journal announces how many comments were submitted to the Air Force during the draft LEIS comment period, highlighting the effectiveness of Friends of Nevada Wilderness' #DontBombTheBighorn social media hashtag and the extensive comments provided by FNW.
Clark County Seeks Federal Bill as it Looks to Open More Land for Development: March 5, 2018 - The Nevada Independent covers the negotiations taking place in the Clark County lands bill, citing that Friends of Nevada Wilderness has been asked to participate in the process.
Nevada Desert: Military Training Ground or Wildlife Refuge: February 15, 2018 - The Las Vegas Sun speaks with Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Southern Nevada Director, Jose Witt, as they explore differences between the mission of the Air Force and the mission of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and how those difference may affect the fate of the DNWR.
The Air Force Wants to Expand into Nevada's Wild Desert: February 14, 2018 - High Country News takes an in-depth look at the Air Force's attempts to seize control of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, using pictures provided by Friends of Nevada Wilderness.
Bomb, Bighorn Sheep and Irregular Warfare: The Debate Over a 300,000-acre Expansion of an Air Force Training Range: February 4, 2018 - The Nevada Independent takes a tour of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge to get an idea of what's at stake with the Air Force's proposed expansion, and features Southern Nevada Director, Jose Witt.
Air Force Seeks Public Comment for Draft of Nevada Test Range Public Land Use: January 23, 2018 - Channel Three News Las Vegas (KSNV) provides live coverage of the public meetings for the draft LEIS and interviews Southern Nevada Director, Jose Witt, while there.
Proposed Wilderness Could Be Trump-era First: January 18, 2018 - The Reno Gazette Journal reports on the U.S. House of Representatives unanimous passage of a Pershing County Public Lands Bill (H.R. 1107), a bill that Friends of Nevada Wilderness has been working on for many years.
In-Depth: Friends of Nevada Wilderness: January 17, 2018 - 100.1 The X (KTHX) interviews Stewardship Director, Pat Bruce, and Communications and Operations Coordinator, Ashlyn Moreno, about the stewardship and advocacy work Friends of Nevada Wilderness is doing locally as well as throughout the state.
Air Force Considers Expansion of Bombing Range into Nevada Wildlife Refuge: January 17, 2018 - Channel Three News Las Vegas (KSNV) interviews Friends of Nevada Wilderness Southern Nevada Director, Jose Witt, while covering the military's attempt to expand the Nellis Test and Training Range into the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.
Public Hearings Held About Future of BLM in Southern Nevada: January 10, 2018 - CBS Las Vegas covers the public meetings for the BLM's draft Resource Management Plan and features comments from Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Southern Nevada Director, Jose Witt.
Public Hearings This Week on the Future of BLM Lands in Southern Nevada: January 10, 2018 - Public News Service covers the public meetings for the BLM's draft Resource Management Plan and features comments from Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Southern Nevada Director, Jose Witt.
Don't Bomb the Bighorn! Save the Desert National Wildlife Refuge: December 2017 - The Sierra Club's Cailfornia/Nevada Wilderness Committee's Newsletter features an article that Friends of Nevada Wilderness collaborated on, regarding the imminent threat to the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.
A Rugged Sense of Open Space: Desert National Wildlife Refuge is Truly Wide Open: November/December 2017 Publication - Nevada Magazine features an article by Friends of Nevada Wilderness Board Member, Michelle Napoli, providing an in-depth look at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, with photos by Friends of Nevada Wilderness Associate Director, Kurt Kuznicki.
Nevadans Unite to Oppose Leasing in Ruby Mountains for Drilling, Fracking: November 2, 2017 - A coalition of 11 conservation groups, including Friends of Nevada Wilderness, submit comments that oppose allowing leases for drilling and fracking in the Ruby Mountains.
Groups Arrayed to Oppose Opening Ruby Mountains to Oil and Gas Leases: October 20, 2017 - The Nevada Independent reports on the numerous groups lining up to oppose a request filed by the Bureau of Land Management to open the Ruby Mountains to oil and gas leases.
A Day of Stewardship at Gold Butte National Monument: October 11, 2017 - Moapa Valley Progress reports on the National Public Lands Day volunteer stewardship event at Gold Butte National Monument, hosted in part by Friends of Nevada Wilderness.
National Public Lands Day at Soldier Meadows: September 30, 2017 - The Bureau of Land Management announces National Public Lands day volunteer stewardship event at Soldier Meadows, hosted in part by Friends of Nevada Wilderness.
Nevada's First Public Lands Day: September 29, 2017 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Board Member, Karen Boeger, discusses with Public News Service the importance of Nevada's first Public Lands Day in the fight to defend public lands.
Governor Sandoval Proclaims Public Lands Day: September 29, 2017 - Governor Brian Sandoval signed a Proclamation declaring Saturday, September 30, 2017, as Nevada’s inaugural Public Lands Day, and declared it a fee-free day at Nevada's state parks.
Don't Change Our Monuments - Friends Grassroots Network Open Letter to Secretary Zinke: August 22, 2017 - Conservation Lands Foundation posts an open letter to Secretary Zinke, signed by a variety of public land advocacy groups.
Interior Secretary Tours Nearby Monuments: August 11, 2017 - Lincoln County Record reports on Ryan Zinke's tour of the Gold Butte and Basin and Range National Monuments.
90,000 + Petitions to be Dropped Off at Dean Heller's Office: July 27, 2017 - Las Vegas's 8 News Now covers activists efforts to save Nevada's National Monuments.
Gold Butte's National Monument Designation Under Review: July 21, 2017 - Las Vegas's 8 News Now reports on those fighting to keep Nevada's National Monuments in tact.
Vegas PBS "Outdoor Nevada" Wraps Up Season 2: July 18, 2017 - Las Vegas Review Journal features an article by John Burke, host of "Outdoor Nevada", that covers his visit with FNW staff to the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge.
Art with Friends of Nevada Wilderness: July 15, 2017 - Local artist shares about her experience of our Wild Nevada Art Exhibit and Reception.
Secretary Zinke Expected to Make Major Announcement: June 26, 2017 - Nevada Public Radio reports that Secretary Zinke is expected to make a major announcement for rural America while in Pahrump, Nevada.
Secretary of Interior Visits Nevada: June 25, 2017 - Channel 2 News covers locals welcoming Zinke and expressing their support for Nevada's Public Lands and National Monuments.
Public Land Advocates Greet Zinke in Tahoe: June 25, 2017 - Nevada Forward covers local environmentalists greeting Zinke during his visit to Incline Village to for the private Rule of Law Defense Fund fundraiser.
Secretary of the Interior Zinke to Make Announcement in Pahrump: June 25, 2017 - Channel 2 News covers Secretary of the Interior Zinke's visit to Pahrump where he announces that the Payment In Lieu of Taxes, or PILT, program will be used in Nevada.
Volunteers Clean Up 9,500 lbs of Trash: May 20, 2017 - Volunteers pitch in to clean up Mt. Charleston after the snow melts.
Zappos and KEEN Clean Up Tule Springs Fossil Beds: April 19, 2017 - Zappos' employee Brad Tomm writes on Zappos and Keen's effort to clean up Tule Springs National Monument with Friends of Nevada Wilderness.
Dozens Rally for Public Land Protection: April 11, 2017 - Channel 2 News covers the public land rally at the Nevada State Legislature.
Rally in Support of Public Lands: April 11, 2017 - Nevada News Service dives into the public lands rally held at Nevada State Legislature.
Outdoor Lovers Pack Nevada Legislature: April 10, 2017 - Reno Gazette Journal reports on the overwhelming turn-out by public land advocates to the Nevada State Legislature in support of SB413, a bill to establish a Public Lands Day in Nevada.
The 15 Best Activities for College Students in Nevada: March, 2017 - Best Things Nevada lists our Alternative Spring Break program in southern Nevada that connects university students with stewardship projects on public lands as the top activity for college students!
The New Land Grab: March 2, 2017 - Our Executive Director, Shaaron Netherton, sat down with Sacramento News and Review to let them know all about the current public land seizure happening in Nevada.
By Air and By Land: March, 2017 - Desert Companion features an in-depth article and on the importance of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and why we need to prevent the current military proposal to seize the Refuge and features Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Southern Nevada Director, Jose Witt.
By Air and By Land: Feb. 24, 2017 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Southern Nevada Director, Jose Witt, chats with Nevada Public Radio on the importance of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and why we need to prevent the current military proposal to seize the Refuge.
Patagonia Celebration: Feb. 13, 2017 - This is Reno covers the grand opening celebration of the new Patagonia downtown Reno store. Proceeds of the event went to Friends of Nevada Wilderness.
Nevada Gold Mining Award: Jan. 31, 2017 - KENTV reports on Friends of Nevada Wilderness awarding Barrick with Corporate Partner of the Year for their support of our stewardship programs and ongoing programs.
One View: Gold Butte Designation Protects Great Assets: January 5, 2017 - Local Reno business, Big Horn Olive Oil Company elaborates on the importance of protecting Gold Butte National Monument.
Obama's Public Land Legacy: January 1, 2017 - Washington Post reports on newly designation Nevada National Monument, Gold Butte.
Harry Reid Through the Years: December 19, 2016 - The Sun reflects on Harry Reid's political career including his work on wilderness protection efforts.
Some of Those We Lost: November 24, 2016 - Reno News and Review reporter, Sheila Leslie, remembers long-time wilderness activist and Friends of Nevada Wilderness founding board member, Marge Sill.
The Notes: Philanthropy November 21, 2016 - Vegas, Inc. reports on our grant from NV Energy Foundation to support our stewardship program in southern Nevada.
Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Friday: November 15, 2016 - Channel 13 reports on our upcoming Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Watch for Wilderness: November 15, 2016 - Las Vegas Seven reports on our upcoming Wild and Scenic Film Festival and our campaign to defend the Desert National Wildlife Refuge from military expansion.
Grandmother of Nevada Wilderness Had Poise, Tenacity: October 26, 2016 - The Reno Gazette Journal honors Friends of Nevada Wilderness founding board member, Marge Sill.
Nevada Honors 40 Years of Preserving Public Land: October 21, 2016 - Out Executive Director chats with Public News Service on the importance of the 40th Anniversary of FLPMA.
Southern Nevada Volunteers Honored for Exceptional Work in the Outdoors: October 16, 2016 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness is honored with "Non Profit of the Year" at the annual Get Outdoors Nevada Day.
Conservation Groups to Celebrate Get Outdoors Nevada Day: October 13, 2016 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Southern Nevada Director chats with Public News Service on the upcoming Get Outdoors Nevada Day and the importance of public lands.
Mt. Charleston South Loop Trail Re-Opens: October 2016 - Rural Connections reports on the work Friends of Nevada Wilderness' volunteers completed to re-open the South Loop trail in Mt. Charleston wilderness.
Words of the Wild: September 2016 - Read about our latest campaigns and legislative efforts in the Sierra Club Words of the Wild September issue.
Welcome, 2016 KEEN Effect Grantees: Sept. 6, 2016 - KEEN announces their 2016 KEEN Effect grantees, including Friends of Nevada Wilderness.
$100,000 for 16 Outdoors Non-Profits: September 7,2016 - Gear Junkie reports on the KEEN Effect Grant and its grantees for the 2016 year, including Friends of Nevada Wilderness!
View From the Top: August/September 2016 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Communciations Manager gives us insight into the wild and remote Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge and what makes it so special.
Good News: NV Energy Foundation Awards 2.8 Million in Grants: August 17, 2016 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness receives grant from NV Energy Foundation.
Podcast: Washoe County Public Lands Bill: August 12, 2016 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness discusses the upcoming public lands bill in Washoe County with This is Reno.
Letter" Thanks to Those Who Worked to Preserve Wildlands: August 8, 2016 - A local letter to the editor thanks our Nevada congressional delegation for working together on the Pershing County public lands bill.
Impact of Carpenter 1 Fire Still Felt in Mt Charleston: July 29,2017 - Las Vegas Review Journal provides an update on the impact of the Carpenter 1 wildfire on Mt. Charleston.
Reno to Support Federal Public Lands Legislation: June 28, 2016 - Reno City Council passes resolution in support of a Washoe County public lands legislation that would balance conservation (wilderness designation) with economic development.
Volunteers Repair Fire-Damaged Mount Charleston Trail: June 27, 2016 - Las Vegas Review Journal reports on our work with the Great Basin Institute in Mt. Charleston Wilderness to repair the South Loop Trail.
Get Involved: Volunteers Sought for Hunter Creek Trail Work: June 22, 2016 - Reno Gazette Journal helps us spread the word about upcoming volunteer opportunities in beautiful Mt. Rose Wilderness.
Conservation Group Seeks Volunteers for Trail Restoration Efforts: June 8, 2016 - This is Reno helps us spread the word about upcoming volunteer opportunities in beautiful Mt. Rose Wilderness.
NV Conservation Advocates in D.C. to Urge Protection of Ancient Sites: June 15, 2016 - Nevada advocates travel to Washington D.C. to urge our Nevada elected oficiald to take action and protect iconic Nevada sites like Gold Butte and wilderness in Washoe County.
Gold Butte National Monument Campaign Takes a Big Step: May 19, 2016 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Communications Manager, Shevawn Von Tobel, writes a guest blog at Conservation Alliance discussing the latest in the campaign to protect Gold Butte.
This Week's Best Bets: April 27, 2016 - Las Vegas Review Journal lists "Protect Gold Butte" event at LUSH Cosmetics store with Friends of Nevada Wilderness as the "week's best bets".
Reno Earth Day Festival Sees Annual Growth: April 24, 2016 - Our Executive Director, Shaaron Netherton, chats with Channel News 4 and the importance of Earth Day to our organization.
Letter: We must all work together for public land use: April 19, 2016 - Andrea Welsch, Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Outreach Technician submits a letter to the editor on the importance of quiet recreation to the outdoor industry and Nevada's economy.
Q&A: Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Land Restoration: April 14, 2016 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Communications Manager, Shevawn Von Tobel, sits down to chat with This Is Reno about upcoming volunteer programs and how we partner with federal land management agencies to help keep Nevada wild.
Shh: "Quiet" Recreation Worth Big Bucks for Nevada: April 11, 2016 - Learn more from the Reno Gazette Journal on the newly released economic report on how much money 'quiet recreation' (i.e. wilderness and hiking recreation) bring to our state.
Non motorized Recreation Brings Boost to NV Economy: April 1, 2016 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness' board member and Patagonia employee, Meghan Wolf, discusses how non motorized recreation helps tourism and business in Nevada.
Mining Group Fights Federal Land Proposal: March 26, 2016 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Executive Director, Shaaron Netherton, is interviewed about our new lands proposal for Pershing County.
Education Notebook: Alternative Spring Break: March 16, 2016 - Las Vegas Review Journal lists Friends of Nevada Wilderness' sixth annual Alternative Spring Break in their weekly Education Notebook section.
Spring Breakers Swap Parties for Public Service: March 9, 2016 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness' sixth annual Alternative Spring Break will bring students to Lake Mead National Recreation Area to participate in a week of habitat restoration work, studies in the natural resources field, and hikes throughout the region.
Letter: Public Lands Will Fail if No One is Watching: March 9, 2016 - Spring Creek resident submits letter to the editor in the Reno Gazette Journal on the danger of letting public lands be seized by the state.
Letter: Public Lands Should Unite Not Separate: February 28, 2016 - Letter to the Editor in the Reno Gazette Journal speaks on the importance of public lands belonging to everyone - not just a select few.
Letter: Nevada's Public Lands Represent Silver State Independence: February 25, 2016 - Letter to the Editor in the Reno Gazette Journal discusses the importance of Nevada's public lands to the state.
Gear: Out and About: February 25, 2016 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness' southern Nevada Manager Jose Witt joins KNPR to show this season's best outdoor gear.
Public Land Defenders Protest: February 22, 2016 - The Washington Times covered Friends of Nevada Wilderness pro public lands rally.
Three Things We Wish Eastern News Would Keep in Mind: January 6, 2016 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness' board of directors chair, Roger Scholl, is mentioned in Nevada's Public Radio article on the Malheur Refuge occupation.
41 Christmas Gifts for Your Burning Man Bud or Babe: December 11, 2015 - Want to get a great gift for the Burning Man fan in your life? How about gifting them a membership to an organization that protects the Black Rock Desert all year round - Friends of Nevada Wilderness!
Federal Protection is Needed for Gold Butte: December 5, 2015 - KEEN Footwear's Linda Balfour and Outside Las Vegas Foundation's Mauricia Baca write in the Las Vegas Sun on the need to protect Gold Butte.
Friends Group and Refuge Association Voices Prevent Department of Defense from Taking Over Management of Nevada Refuge: December 3, 2015 - The National Wildlife Refuge Association writes on the success of Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the National Wildlife Refuge Association to prevent the management of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge from being transferred to the Department of Defense.
One View: Gold Butte Deserves Federal Protection: November 25, 2015 - Patagonia's Ron Hunter writes on the importance of gaining permanent protection for Nevada's piece of the Grand Canyon, Gold Butte.
Keep Washoe Wild: November 26, 2015 - Reno News and Review interviews Friends of Nevada Wilderness on their new effort to protect nearly half a million acres of wilderness in Washoe County.
Saluting Our Partners: Friends of Nevada Wilderness: November 5, 2015 - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service salutes Friends of Nevada Wilderness' work in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.
Have a Great Weekend: November 5, 2015 - KNPR's Have a Great Weekend segment lists Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Wild & Scenic Film Festival as a great event to check out.
Letter: Sportsmen, Conservationists Work Together: November 3, 2015 - Board member of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Karen Boeger, writes on the importance of conserving backcountry areas in the BLM Carson City Resource Management Plan.
Letter: Northern Nevada Needs Balance with Development: October 30, 2015 - Letter to the Editor in the Reno Gazette Journal urges Northern Nevada to balance conservation with development as it continues to grow.
Wilderness Advocates At Missoula Workshop Seek More Youth: October 30, 2015 - Darcy Shepard of Friends of Nevada Wilderness speaks on how the organization reaches the millennial generation through jobs and stewardship.
Downtown Podcast Featuring Jesy Simons: October 23, 2015 - Our very own southern Nevada Outreach Coordinator, Jesy Simons, joins Downtown Las Vegas' Downtown Podcast to discuss Friends of Nevada Wilderness, opportunities to explore wilderness around southern Nevada, and the upcoming Wild & Scenic Film Festival.
Jeb Bush Shines National Spotlight on Public Lands in Nevada: October 23, 2015 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Executive Director, Shaaron Netherton, is quoted in a KUNR report on Jeb Bush's "public lands" meeting.
Bush Suggests Reno for Dept. of Interior HQ: October 21, 2015: Friends of Nevada Wilderness and partnering organizations hold a pro public lands rally in defense of keeping public lands in public hands.
Jeb Bush Outlines Plans to Limit Federal Control of Western Lands: October 22, 2015: High Country News reports on an event presidential candidate Jeb Bush held in Reno, NV on public lands. Friends of Nevada Wilderness with partnering organizations were at the event to hold a pro-public lands rally.
Outdoor Recreation Advocates Call for Gold Butte National Monument: September 2015: Nevada wilderness advocates joined KEEN Footwear in Washington D.C. to meet with elected officials and deliver petitions in support of designating Gold Butte as a National Monument.
Wilderness Non-Profit Seeks Citizen Scientists to Study Mt. Charleston Springs: September 2015: A great reprint of the Desert Companion article of Friends of Nevada Wilderness citizen science program in the Spring Mountains.
Go Public With Love of Land this Weekend: September 24, 2015: KNPR's list of things to do to celebrate National Public Lands Day, including Friends of Nevada Wilderness project in Rainbow Mountain Wilderness.
BLM Hosts National Public Lands Day event with Partnering Organizations - September 18, 2015: BLM, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Nevada Outdoor School, and Friends of Black Rock host National Public Lands Day event in the Black Rock Desert NCA.
Protect the Wilderness Around You - September 17, 2015: Desert Valley Times reporter covers Jose Witt's talk on wilderness in southern Nevada at partner organization Friends of Gold Butte's speaker series.
Friends of Gold Butte Kicks Off Fall Speaker Series - September 14, 2015: Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Southern Nevada Manager, Jose Witt, helps partner organization Friends of Gold Butte kick off their speaker series.
Mountain Bikers Challenge Wilderness Ban - August 31, 2015: Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Communications Manager, Shevawn Von Tobel is quoted in a RGJ Outdoor's story on a new effort to allow mountain bikes in wilderness areas.
KEEN Footwear Steps Up to Protect Nature-Rich Public Lands - August 19, 2015: KEEN Footwear's amazing effort to protect five stunning areas, including Nevada's Gold Butte, is covered by Indian Country Today.
Volunteers Needed for Water Monitoring Project - August 10, 2015: The Las Vegas Review Journal reports again on our southern Nevada spring monitoring project in Mt. Charleston.
Group Steps Up Efforts to Protect Gold Butte - August 3, 2015: KNPR coverage of the Live Monumental effort to protect Gold Butte.
#LiveMonumental Update: Las Vegas and Gold Butte - July 31, 2015: Follow KEEN Footwear for their first stop on their Live Monumental tour where they joined Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Zappos for a Live Monumental kickoff event and full moon hike of Gold Butte.
Gold Butte Rally - July 30, 2015: Channel 8 News Now 6am coverage of the Live Monumental rally with Friends of Nevada Wilderness, KEEN Footwear, and Zappos.com.
Gold Butte Rally - July 30, 2015: Channel 8 News Now 12pm coverage of the Live Monumental rally with Friends of Nevada Wilderness, KEEN Footwear, and Zappos.com.
Gold Butte Rally - July 30, 2015: Channel 8 News Now 4pm coverage of the Live Monumental rally with Friends of Nevada Wilderness, KEEN Footwear, and Zappos.com.
Rally for Gold Butte - July 30, 2015: KTNV's 6pm coverage of the Live Monumental rally with Friends of Nevada Wilderness, KEEN Footwear, and Zappos.com.
Rally for Gold Butte - July 30, 2015: KTNV's 6am coverage of the Live Monumental rally with Friends of Nevada Wilderness, KEEN Footwear, and Zappos.com.
Rally for Gold Butte - July 30, 2015: KTNV's 11pm coverage of the Live Monumental rally with Friends of Nevada Wilderness, KEEN Footwear, and Zappos.com.
Conservationists, Company Rally to Protect Gold Butte - July 30, 2015: Friends of Nevada Wilderness partnered with KEEN Footwear and Zappos.com to host a Live Monumental event in Las Vegas to gather petitions to urge the White House administration to permanently protect Gold Butte.
Letter: Protect Gold Butte - July 23, 2015: Two letters to the editor appeared in the Las Vegas Review Journal urging the delegation to act to protect Gold Butte and to decry the House authorization bill provision giving jurisdiction of a portion of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge over to the Pentagon.
Letter: Reid's Conservation Award - July 13, 2015: Senator Harry Reid awarded the League of Conservation Voter's 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nevada Groups Slam Provision Giving Pentagon Control of Wildlife Refuge - July 9, 2015: Friends of Nevada Wilderness and other organizations led the charge to remove a provision in the House defense authorization bill that would give the Pentagon primary jurisdiction of a majority of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.
Wilderness Non-Profit Seeks Citizen Scientists to Study Mt. Charleston Springs - July 2, 2015: KNPR reports on Friends of Nevada Wilderness' new citizen science program in the Spring Mountains.
Our Invaluable Public Lands - Summer 2015 - "Mother of Nevada Wilderness" and Friends of Nevada Wilderness' founding board member, Marge Sill, writes on the importance of Nevada's public lands and how you can get involved to make a lasting difference.
Exploring Nevada by boot, off trail, and out there - June 12, 2015: The Reno Gazette Journal interviews Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Stewardship Director Pat Bruce on why the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge is such an amazing place for wildlife, outdoor outings, and adventure. Read more at Reno Gazette Journal.
Get Involved in BLM Land-Use Process - June 3, 2015: President of Muscle Powered Carson City, Donna Inversin, encourages the public to become involved in the Bureau of Land Management's Resource Management Plan and urges protection for Northern Nevada's wild places. Read more here.
Speak Out in Support of Petersen Mountain - March 14, 2015: Friends of Nevada Wilderness' board member Larry Dwyer writes in support of protecting Petersen Mountain for its wilderness characteristics. Read more at Reno Gazette Journal.
This Land is Your Land - March 12, 2015: Reno News and Review reporter Sheila Leslie outlines the history of the misguided movement to shift ownership of public lands to the state and why it's a bad idea. Read more at Reno News and Review here.
Wilderness Designations Fall Short of Need to Protect Southern Nevada Land - March 11, 2015: Local Boulder City resident urges better protections for lands with wilderness characteristics. Read more at Boulder City Review.
Divisive Federal Land Grab Legislation Gets its First Hearing - March 2, 2015
Proposed State Control of Federal Public Lands Divides Nevada Interests - March 3, 2015: News regarding federal land transfers to state control proposals. Read more here.
Conservation Groups Plan Rally Over Land Transfer Proposal - March 2, 2015: Friends of Nevada Wilderness with other non-profit organizations and wildlife groups hold a public lands rally in opposition of state transfers of public lands. Read more here.
Outdoor Groups Unite to Oppose State Takeover of Public Lands - March 2, 2015: Groups join together to oppose SJR1. Read more here.
Public Lands Protest - Feb. 28, 2015: Friends of Nevada Wilderness joins sportsmen and conservationists groups to oppose SJR1, a Nevada resolution to transfer public lands to state ownership. Read more here.
Accountability in Partnerships - Winter, 2015: The U.S. Forest Service's Wilderness Advisory Group Winter 2014 newsletter features Friends of Nevada Wilderness as a great example of a strong, working partnership with an organization and federal land management agency. Read more here.
Work to Avoid Sage-Grouse Listing - Jan. 29, 2015: Friends of Nevada Wilderness volunteer, Jim Boone, urges Nevada to continue working to protect critical sage-grouse habitat and prevent a listing. Read the letter at the Sun.
Your Turn: Many Players Made Pine Forest a Reality - Dec. 18, 2014: An opinion piece in the Reno Gazette Journal on what it took to get Pine Forest Wilderness designated. Read more here.
The Small Bird at the Center of a Potentially Big Political Fight - Dec. 15, 2014: Shaaron Netherton, executive director of Friends of Nevada Wilderness joins a discussion on KNPR news to discuss all things sage-grouse. Listen to the interview here.
Wild and Scenic Film Festival Taking Place in Downtown Las Vegas - Nov. 12, 2014: Our Southern Nevada staff are guests on Positively LV to discuss upcoming projects and the second annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival to benefit Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Watch the video here.
Local Volunteers Celebrate National Public Lands Day - Sept. 30, 2014: Channel 13 News reports on Friends of Nevada Wilderness' volunteer efforts in three different locations in Southern Nevada for National Public Lands Day. Read more here.
Volunteers Hike Mt. Charleston to Clean Trails - Sept. 26, 2014: Friends of Nevada Wilderness' volunteers work in Mt. Charleston for the day to help clean and maintain trails. See the video at Channel 3 News.
U.S. Forest Service Waives Fee - Sept. 25, 2014: The U.S. Forest Service reports on the achievements of hundreds of volunteers on National Public Lands Day. Friends of Nevada Wilderness' photo is featured in the report. Read more on the USDA blog here.
Get Out Nevada: Museum Offers Wilderness Camping Class - Sept. 10, 2014: To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, Friends of Nevada Wilderness partners with the Nevada State Museum to offer a wilderness class for families. Read more at the Reno Gazette Journal.
Blazing Trails in Nevada - September 2, 2014: The Sparks Tribune highlights the history of the wilderness preservation movement in Nevada and celebrations surrounding the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Read more here.
Pristine: The Wilderness Act at 50 - August 14, 2014: The Reno News and Review dives into the Wilderness Act on its 50th Anniversary and interviews Friends of Nevada Wilderness' founding board member, Marge Sill. Read more at Reno News and Review.
Preserving Our Land for Generations - August 11, 2014: The Sparks Tribune highlights Friends of Nevada Wilderness' 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act exhibit at the Sparks Heritage Museum. Read more here.
NV Energy Donates $1.2 Million in Grants to Non-Profits - August 11, 2014: Friends of Nevada Wilderness receives grant from NV Energy to support its Southern Nevada program. Read more at Las Vegas Review Journal.
Trail Crew Finds Treasures in Mt. Charleston Wilderness - August 2014: Friends of Nevada Wilderness' trail crew in Mt. Charleston Wilderness works to maintain the breathtaking Bonanza Trail. Read more about their work in Rural Connections.
Go Wild, Reno - June 28, 2014: Reno Gazette Journal Outdoors Section highlights the wild gem of the Pinenut Mountains - Burbank Canyons Wilderness Study Area. Read the article at Reno Gazette Journal.
Volunteer Work Begins in Dog Valley - June 17, 2014: 4WD Magazine Reports on the collaborative effort of the U.S. Forest Service, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Nevada 4WD Association, and the Hills Angels Club of Reno to protect a riparian area in Dog Valley. Read more at 4WD Magazine.
Restoration Work Begins in Hunter Creek Area - June 16, 2014: Local Reno TV station reports on Friends of Nevada Wilderness' volunteer efforts in the Hunter Creek Area after the Hunter Falls wildfire. Read more at KTVN.
Late Spring, Special Time in Mt. Rose Wilderness - June 8, 2014: Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Founding Board Member and Current Chair, Roger Scholl, discusses the benefits of Mt. Rose Wilderness to Reno and Friends of Nevada Wilderness' volunteer efforts in eradicating invasive weeds in the area. Read more at the Reno Gazette Journal.
Mt. Charleston Hikers Observe National Trails Day - June 7, 2014: Friends of Nevada Wilderness to work with the U.S. Forest Service and local volunteers to celebrate National Trails Day and install a 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act commemorative kiosk funded by the National Stewardship Alliance. Read more at the Las Vegas Review Journal here.
Black Rock Rendezvous - May 22, 2014: Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Nevada Outdoor School, Friends of Black Rock, and the Bureau of Land Management for Black Rock Rendezvous. Read more about the upcoming event at the Reno News & Review (pages 26-27) here.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness Celebrates 30 Years - March 19, 2014: March 21st marks Friends of Nevada Wilderness' 30th year preserving wilderness in Nevada. Read more about the upcoming celebration at the Reno Gazette Journal.
Wild Nevada - May/June 2014: Nevada Magazine's May/June 2014 cover feature highlights the best of Nevada's wilderness and celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.
Tapas Night Fundraiser - April 1, 2014: Big Horn Olive Oil is hosting a Tapas Night fundraiser event in part to benefit Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Read about this tasty treat at the 2 news website.
Flight of the Volunteers! - September 20, 2013: A plane crash in a solitary canyon in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness was left behind for almost 40 years. Volunteers disassembled, and hiked out the plane to restore the natural character of this area. Read about their work on the US Forest Service website.
20th National Public Lands Day - September 19 -20, 2013: Friends of Nevada Wilderness is hosting multiple stewardship projects in Northern and Southern Nevada to celebrate 20 years of National Public Lands Day. Read about the opportunities to volunteer at the Reno Gazette Journal and the Reno News Review.
Pine Forest proposed for Wilderness Protection - August 25, 2013: Nevadans from all walks of life think Pine Forest should be Wilderness. Reno Gazette Journal looks at the progress of this bill in Washington D.C. Read the article here.
Recruiting volunteers for Santa Rosa Fence Pull - August, 2013: We are recruiting volunteers to help us remove an old fence that prevents natural movement of wildlife across the Santa Rosa Range.
Pine Forest is a Wild place worthy of Wilderness protection - July/August 2013: Outdoor Magazine published and article about recent legislation to protect Pine Forest as Wilderness including stunning photos!
Recruiting Volunteers for Summit Twin Springs and Black Rock Stewardship - July 30, 2013: Friends of Nevada Wilderness is recruiting volunteers to join in stewardship projects in the Summit Twin Springs area and Black Rock.
Letter to the Editor: Gold Butter is a Symbol of Nevada - July 24, 2013: Friends of Nevada Wilderness Volunteer Shevawn Von Tobel shares her passion for Gold Butte with the Las Vegas Sun. Read her letter on their website.
Truckee River Weed Monitoring and Treatment - July 11, 2013: Friends of Nevada Wilderness and volunteers help restore the Hunter Creek Watershed by removing invasive plant species. Support from Truckee River Fund has helped these efforts. Read about our work and their contributions on the Truckee River Fund website.
Zappos! cleaning up Mt.Charleston - July, 2013: Zappos employees celebrate Earth Day with Friends of Nevada Wilderness by cleaning up the Hilltop Campground in the Spring Mountain Recreation Area.
Summer Volunteer trips to Black Rock and the Santa Rosas - July, 2013: Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness this summer for a weekend or two of stewardship at Black Rock and the Santa Rosa Range.
Recovering from Fire in the Santa Rosas - June, 2013: Friends of Nevada Wilderness and volunteers continue fire recovery in the Santa Rosa Range by planting native seedlings. The stewardship team is recruiting volunteers for projects throughout fall.
The Black Rock Rendezvous is coming up! - May , 2013: Friends of Nevada Wilderness looks forward to seeing everyone at the celebration of one of Nevada's natural treasures! Our communication director answers a few questions about this event on outdoor report on KTHX radio. This is a "leave no trace" camping event. To get involved visit the Black Rock Rendezvous website.
Recovering from Fire in the Santa Rosa Range - May, 2013: Rehabilitation in the Santa Rosa Range after recent wildfires has been successful! Volunteers have spent 4 weekends in the area planting over 6,000 seedlings and collecting native seeds. Thank you to these volunteers for kick-starting the recovery process!
Thank you Winnemucca Volunteers! - May, 2013: Friends of Nevada Wilderness says Thank you to Volunteers in Winnemucca through Community Connections.
Letter to the Editor: Thank you to ASB participants - April 4, 2013: Kurt Kuznicki publicly thanks partners and volunteers who made Alternative Spring Break 2013 a success! The thank you note can be found at the Reno Gazette Journal.
Recovering from Fire in the Santa Rosas - April, 2013: The Hanson and Tom Basin Fires of 2012 burned over 1,000 acres of Wilderness in the Santa Rosa Range. Friends of Nevada Wilderness continues to recruit volunteers to help the area recover by planting native plants.
Recovering from Fire in the Santa Rosa Range - March, 2013: Friends of Nevada Wilderness spent two days in the Santa Rosa/Paradise Peak Wilderness helping the land recover from recent wildfires. Volunteers planted hundreds of native seedling and collected native seed to restore the seed bank in fire-affected areas. NV Dream Tag's contributions made it possible. See the story on NV Dream Tag's website.
Alternative Spring Break 2013 - April 3, 2013: Students from University of Nevada Reno will spend their Spring Break camping and volunteering on the Desert National Wildlife Refuge.
Thank you Winnemucca Volunteers! - February 13, 2013: Friends of Nevada Wilderness says Thank you to Volunteers in Winnemucca through Community Connections.
Take Action Tuesday: Friends of Nevada Wilderness Partners with KEEN Footwear to Clean Up Mt. Charleston — June 19, 2012: Conservation Alliance Grantee, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, is teaming up with the Conservation Alliance Pinnacle Member, KEEN, and the Zappos Family to give picnic and camping areas in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness a makeover. Read the full story at Conservation Alliance.
Fight continues to preserve Gold Butte — June 17, 2012: John Hiatt, long-time Friends of Nevada Wilderness board member, is quoted in this story on the independent poll that shows large-majority Clark County support for protecting the Gold Butte region east of Las Vegas. Friends sponsored the poll. Details at Las Vegas Review-Journal.
BLM Nevada volunteer receives “Making a Difference” National Award — May 26, 2012: Friends of Nevada Wilderness' own Pat Bruce, Stewardship Program Director, is presented with BLM's prestigious “Making a Difference” National Volunteer Awards at a ceremony in Washington, DC on May 24. STORY 1 (May 26) at Silver Pinyon —and— STORY 2 (May 28) at foxreno.com.
Eco-event — May 24, 2012: Friends of Nevada Wilderness and other groups host the 2012 Black Rock Rendezvous. This is your opportunity to camp, attend workshops and lectures, help restore wildlife habitat and more. This is a “leave no trace” camping event. More at Reno News and Review.
GOP enviro activist: “Republicans are green, too” — April 3, 2012: Shaaron Netherton, Friends of Nevada Wilderness Executive Director, is quoted in this story about Republicans who care about conservation. She lauded the “common-sense planning” process that sought to address concerns and still protect the wildlife and wild places of the Pine Forest Range. Details at foxreno.com.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness wins national Partners in Conservation Award — December 9, 2011: Nominated for by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Friends earned the Partners in Conservation award for on-the-ground volunteer stewardship projects that helped wildlands and wildlife habitat on public lands administered by members of the Southern Nevada Agency Partnership (SNAP). Read the full story at Southern Nevada Agency Partnership.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness 2011 award winners — December 4, 2011: Friends of Nevada Wilderness will be celebrating individuals and organizations who played a special part in our 2011 field season. The awardees will be honored at the Wilderness Wingding which will be held at the Grand Sierra Resort. See more at Sparks Tribune.
Crew wraps up work on new trail to Griffith Peak — September 5, 2011: A crew of 20 Friends of Nevada Wilderness' volunteers and six interns from the Student Conservation Association are wrapping up work on a new trail to Griffith Peak, which rises to 11,060 feet in the Mount Charleston Wilderness. Read the full story at Las Vegas Review Journal.
February Bigfoot Challenge Winner, Darcy! — March 25, 2011: Darcy Shepard, now Friends of Nevada Wilderness' Administrative Director, was the winner in Leave No Trace' February Bigfoot Challenge. The challenge encourages simple acts of environmental activism and the teaching of Leave No Trace principles. Read Darcy's story at Leave No Trace Community Blog.
Friends nominated in Patagonia's "Voice Your Choice" campaign — September 24, 2009: Patagonia Reno is gearing up to dish out $5,000 to local environmental groups during the Patagonia "Voice Your Choice" campaign. Patagonia is asking the community to vote for the environmental organization they feel has made the most impact; voting begins today and will be open through Oct. 24 ... Read full story.
Ancient bristlecone pine wood burned on Griffith Peak — September 5, 2009: Concerned about campers burning bristlecone pine wood on top of Griffith Peak, Kurt Kuznicki and John Hiatt dismantle fire rings in the Mount Charleston Wilderness just outside Las Vegas and tell the story of why these ancients need more respect ... Read all about it at Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Friends of Nevada Wilderness turns 25 — June 4, 2009: For a quarter of a century, a homegrown political group has been pushing for wilderness areas in Nevada. Marge Sill, founding Friends of Nevada Wilderness board member and “Mother of Nevada Wilderness,” is quoted extensively in this story about Friends and the history of the wilderness movement in Nevada. More at Reno News and Review.