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$3 Million and Counting!

In so many ways, the value of the time, energy and passion our volunteers put in to stewarding their public lands is truly priceless.

But…if we did put a price on it, it would be three million dollars!

New Poll Confirms Overwhelming Support for Public Lands Conservation

March 8, 2022

While it’s no surprise to us, the recently validated fact that a vast majority of Nevadans, and Westerners as a whole, support conserving our public lands is a message that needs to be spread far and wide.

Thanks to NV Delegation for Stopping Military Expansion!

January 24, 2022 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness has joined more than a dozen other conservation and sportspersons organizations in sending a heartfelt thanks to Nevada’s Congressional delegation for once again denying a devastating military takeover of the eastern Desert National Wildlife Refuge. Desert is the largest wildlife refuge outside of Alaska and is one of the last remaining vast expanses of habitat for hundreds of species, including the Desert Bighorn and the Desert Tortoise.  

A Tribute to Senator Harry Reid (December 2, 1939 - December 28, 2021)

Roger Scholl, Board Chair for Friends of Nevada Wilderness, shared: “I am deeply saddened at the passing of Senator Harry Reid, truly a one-of-a-kind champion for the people of Nevada and the Nation. My thoughts go out to his beloved Landra and his family. I have always appreciated the many, many things he accomplished for Nevada and the Nation. Senator Reid, consistently effective at what he did, won the grudging admiration of even Nevada adversaries.

Friends Aids Efforts to Remove Wildlife "Death Traps"

Reno Gazette Journal, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021If you run across a chunk of hollow PVC pipe driven into the ground in the Nevada wilderness, wildlife agencies and conservation groups ask that you remove it. You could be saving the life of a bird or small animal.

This Giving Tuesday Make An Impact & Support Our Trails!

This year Giving Tuesday donations to Friends of Nevada Wilderness will support our trails and the team that sustains them by providing funds to support them. The continued maintenance of your trails is an investment in future generations of hikers and outdoor explorations. Make your donation today!

Friends Receives National Recognition for Advocacy & Stewardship Programs

September 27, 2021 - On behalf of our small army of dedicated volunteers, Friends has accepted three awards so far in 2021 for our work advocating for the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and our stewardship of wild lands in Nevada.

Friends Celebrates National Public Lands Day

Sept. 22, 2021While every day is a public lands day at Friends of Nevada Wilderness, the organization has planned three special projects to celebrate National and Nevada Public Lands Days this weekend.

“Stewardship is an everyday job at Friends,” said Executive Director Shaaron Netherton. “But National Public Lands Day is still a special time for us, knowing that thousands of volunteers across the country are out on their public lands caring for it and gaining new appreciation for it. We so appreciate all of our Nevada volunteers who have signed up to help us celebrate this weekend.”

Public Invited to Celebrate the Stars at Dark Sky Festival

Reno, NV. – The uniquely dark skies of Surprise Valley and the surrounding area will be celebrated August 6 & 7 in Cedarville, CA with a series of free events for the whole family to enjoy.

Biggest Conservation Bill in Nevada History Subject of Senate Hearing

June 24, 2021 - — Two important conservation bills championed by Senator Catherine Cortez Masto were considered in the United States Senate on June 16. The Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining heard testimony on the Southern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act and the Ruby Mountains Protection Act.

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