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July 27, 2009

Meet Friends' Southern Nevada
Wilderness Program Director:
Kurt Kuznicki

WooHoo southern Nevada! We have some exciting news. Friends of Nevada Wilderness has just hired long-time member, Kurt Kuznicki, as Southern Nevada Wilderness Program Director. Kurt’s main focus will be to work with volunteers and the US Forest Service to protect and enhance the Spring Mountains through monitoring, restoration and trail projects.

Kurt Kuznicki photoKurt has been involved with Friends as a volunteer and recently as a member of Friends’ Board of Directors. “I have often heard that southern Nevada has some of the best hiking in the Silver State and is home to some of our most committed members,” Kurt said. “I am looking forward to meeting these great folks and getting out on the ground with volunteers to keep the Spring Mountains wild and beautiful this season.”

Kurt will be on the ground in Las Vegas in early August, and we will keep you posted about upcoming events and stewardship opportunities in the near future.

Mt Charleston - trees and cliff
Trees and cliff in the Mt Charleston Wilderness © Brian Beffort

Friends would like to thank the REI Boca Park store in Las Vegas, the Franklin J. Koch Animal & Wildlife Charitable Fund, the Nevada Community Foundation, and the Mt. Charleston License Program for their support to help Friends make a difference for southern Nevada’s wild places.

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Upcoming volunteer projects

Three great trips with the American Hiking Society

tent camping along the Toiyabe Crest
Tent camping along the Toiyabe Crest (c) Brian Beffort

Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness, the American Hiking Society and the Austin-Tonopah Ranger District for three projects on Forest Service managed wildlands in beautiful central Nevada.  —  If you can't make one of these, we have plenty of other trips planned. Click here for details.


July 31 - August 2   Kingston Canyon Trail Maintenance

Stewardship — Help improve the scenic Kingston Canyon Trail in the Toiyabe Range. Details


August 7-9   Columbine/Stewart Trail Maintenance

Stewardship — Brush trails and install kiosks and markers along the Toiyabe Crest Trail stemming out of the Columbine Campground. Details


August 14-16   Pasco Canyon Trail Maintenance

Stewardship — Help improve the scenic Pasco Canyon Trail in the Alta Toquima Range. Details


Many more trips throughout the year are listed at Friends' website. If you want to help keep these great opportunities coming please click the button to donate:

Visit our website's TAKE ACTION pages for other ways to get involved with Friends of Nevada Wilderness.

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