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Meet Nevada's New Wilderness: Wovoka and the Pine Forest Range

After years of hard work, collaboration, and bipartisanship, we are thrilled to announce Nevada's Wilderness count hit the big 70 with the addition of Wovoka and the Pine Forest Range Wilderness!

2014 Volunteers and Accomplishments

Check out this slide show of our awesome 2014 volunteers and all of our stewardship accomplishments this year!

Give Thanks for Wilderness: December 2

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If Black Friday is spent at the malls and Cyber Monday on the Internet, perhaps Giving Tuesday is a good time to be somewhere totally different....

Winter is coming...and it's time to celebrate!

As fall creeps into winter, we at Friends are so very thankful for all of Nevada's beautiful wild places! We hope to see you all on December 5th for the Wingding! Click here for details.

Silent Auction

Phyllis Shafer, a celebrated Nevada artist, paints directly from the natural environment, recording the particular idiosyncrasies and beauty of the natural form. She has generously donated a limited edition block print to help raise funds for Friends of Nevada Wilderness! 

Stewards of Sheldon Video!

Check out this video made by our own Will Boyer, featuring Pat Bruce talking a bit about the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge and the work that Friends of Nevada Wilderness has been valiantly undertaking in order to help preserve the lands.

Wovoka and Pine Forest Range Wilderness Bills Pass the House!

On September 15th, the House passed a collection of Northern Nevada land bills, two of which would create nearly 73,500 acres of new wilderness in the state - our beloved Wovoka and Pine Forest Range areas. 

 47,500 acres south of Yerington in Lyon County would be designated as the protected Wovoka Wilderness while 26,000 acres as wilderness in the Pine Forest Range in Humboldt County northwest of Winnemucca would be set aside.

President Declares September National Wilderness Month

The President has proclaimed September 2014 as National Wilderness Month and invited all Americans to visit and enjoy our wilderness areas, to learn about their vast history, and to aid in the protection of our precious national treasures.


Wovoka and Pine Forest Range: One Step Closer to Wilderness Protection

New wilderness for Nevada in September? It's now very possible thanks to the hard work from Congressmen Amodei and Horsford! Last week, the House Natural Resources Committee unanimously passed the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act (HR. 5202). This collection of bills would designate Wovoka and Pine Forest - 71,500 acres of wilderness!  Please take a moment to thank Congressman Amodei and Horsford for championing this bill

Working Hard in Southern Nevada!

Our Southern Nevada Bonanza Trail Crew is mid-way through their season, and they are working hard to keep the Bonanza Trail clear and accessible. Keep up the great work, guys!!!





Our 2014 Bonanza Trail Crew, with Dolly Chapman.

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