Jarbidge Volunteer Trail Work!


This project is currently full. To join our waitlist, please email [email protected]

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.

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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].

July 25, 2024 at 9:00am - July 28, 2024
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Gokhan Kocak Danielius Kurmonavicius Armando Laguna Robin Novak Julie Morrison Jane Grossman Mark Morrison Karla Franco Kirk Hastings Joe De Angelis Jeff Lock Patrick Roe

Who's RSVPing

Gokhan Kocak
Danielius Kurmonavicius
Armando Laguna
Robin Novak
Julie Morrison
Jane Grossman
Mark Morrison
Karla Franco
Kirk Hastings
Joe De Angelis
Jeff Lock
Patrick Roe

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