To honor the 51st Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, President Barack Obama proclaimed the month of September as National Wilderness Month and spoke on why wilderness is so integral to the American spirit. Read the full proclamation here.
Eight wild volunteers spent this past weekend making improvements to the South Loop Trail in the Mt. Charleston Wilderness. They spent the day clearing out overgrown aspens on almost two miles of trail! We'd like to thank the volunteers who came out to do great work on our public lands!
Friends of Nevada Wilderness' founding board member, Marge Sill, recently penned an article in the Toiyabe Trails Summer 2015 issue on the importance of public lands and how you can get involved to make a difference. Read the full article here.
Join KEEN Footwear in showing Washington D.C. that public lands – and Gold Butte – are important to you.
KEEN Footwear has recently launched Live Monumental, a campaign designed to showcase some of the exceptional places where we play that deserve protection. Gold Butte is one of five places featured in this campaign, which will be touring across the USA this summer. On Thursday July 30th, KEEN will be co-hosting a Live Monumental event with Zappos.com and Friends of Nevada Wilderness - stop by to sign the petition and celebrate with us! More information and to RSVP for the event, click here!
Critical bighorn sheep habitat is still threatened by language in the National Defense Authorization Act that would give more than half of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge away to the Air Force - who have said they don't even want it! Congressman Cresent Hardy is now on the committee that will decide the fate of the Refuge and its protected species by the end of the week.
Please call Congressman Hardy’s office and urge him to defend this precious habitat: DC Office: (202) 225-9894
Today, President Barack Obama proclaimed his largest national monument on America’s public lands, protecting more than 700,000 acres of our spectacular Basin and Range landscape. This is great news – please join us in thanking him, as well as Senator Harry Reid and Congresswoman Dina Titus for championing this effort.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has helped protect some of Nevada’s most treasured places. Nevada has received approximately $104 million over the past five decades from this non-taxpayer fund to help protect places such as the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. We need your help to ensure the LWCF is reauthorized before it expires in September 2015, and at the same time, urge Congress to provide robust funding for LWCF when funding levels are decided this summer. Sign the petition here!
Just two hours from the lights of Las Vegas lies an incredible landscape of limitless valleys and majestic mountain ranges. Garden Valley and Coal Valley are two unspoiled basins framed by incredible mountain ranges and peaks that tower overhead and you have the opportunity to keep them undeveloped.
The greater Sheldon-Hart mountain area (consisting of Nevada's Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge and Oregon's Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge) was recently allocated nearly $4 million for wildfire resiliency and habitat restoration by the Interior Department.
One of our fantastic partner organizations, Nevada Outdoor School is hiring for a new Executive Director. Join an awesome non-profit that is doing great work in Northern Nevada!