Catherine Cortez Masto introduces a bill pushing back on military’s proposal to take over huge chunks of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge
Nevada Delegation, Led by Cortez Masto, Announces Introduction of Compromise Legislation to Protect DNWR & Modernize NTTR on Existing Lands:
"U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), along with Representatives Steven Horsford (D-Nev.-04), Dina Titus (D-Nev.-01), Mark Amodei (R-Nev.-02) and Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03), today announced compromise legislation, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and Nevada Test and Training Range Withdrawal and Management Act, that preserves the jurisdiction of the Refuge and boundaries of the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) while also providing Nevada’s service members at Nellis Air Force Base and the NTTR the resources they need by supporting modernization requirements and accounting for increased public safety needs. If enacted, this legislation would create 1,310,806 acres of wilderness, the largest wilderness designation in Nevada history."
Patagonia, an outdoor clothing company and long-time supporter of conservation in Nevada, has a simple yet urgent mission statement: “We’re in business to save our planet.”
Toward that end, Patagonia is donating up to $10 million dollars between Giving Tuesday and the end of the year by matching contributions to environmental organizations that are part of the company’s Action Works network, including Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Patagonia will match individual contributions up to $10,000.
It’s time for the annual Wilderness Wingding! Friends of Nevada Wilderness is busy
planning the 2019 event when we honor the hundreds of
members and volunteers who contribute their valuable time and energy to stewarding our public
lands. The annual celebration will feature great food, live music, and some amazing raffle and silent
The western-themed 2019 Wilderness Wingding will be held starting at 5:30 pm, Friday, Dec. 6, at the
California Building in Idlewild Park, 2055 Idlewild Drive in Reno.
Oct. 14, 2019 - The perfect gift to give for Nevada Day or any other holiday or special occasion is now available from Friends of Nevada Wilderness.
Friends, Conservation Partners sign letter to members of Congress urging environmental protection in Clark County public lands bill
by Daniel Rothberg, The Nevada Independent -
October 8, 2019 - Fourteen state and national conservation groups sent a letter on Friday to the congressional delegation, stating that any future Clark County lands bill must not “undermine public participation” or “undermine bedrock environmental laws.”
September 23, 2019 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness invites the public to get outdoors this weekend to celebrate the beauty of the wide open lands they own.
National Public Lands Day will be celebrated across the country this weekend, and here in Nevada, with two exciting trips out into the wilderness. Join us!
September 10, 2019 - Nevada’s public lands and the people who enjoy them are the beneficiaries of two NV Energy Foundation grants recently received by Friends of Nevada Wilderness.
Fifty-five years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed The Wilderness Act. It took eight years, 16 congressional hearings and several dozen revisions, but finally, Americans got a comprehensive plan for preserving the wildest of all the public lands they own.
Since that historic day, more than a hundred million acres of land managed by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management have been set aside as Wilderness Areas, including 3.4 million acres in Nevada.
August 8, 2019 -
Veterans For Peace strongly opposes the expansion of the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) and increased Air Force control over Desert National Wildlife Refuge.
The National Desert Wildlife Refuge (NDWR) is located next to the Nevada Test and Training Range. The United States Air Force is attempting to take over and reduce access to over a million acres of the Refuge for bombing and combat training. The NDWN is a protected refuge that includes hundreds of species and our natural and cultural heritage.