Washoe County Commission to Hold Public Meetings for Washoe Bill
Washoe County is hosting an open house for the public to learn more about the Washoe County Public Lands Bill on Friday, September 16th and Monday September 19th. Join us and make your voice heard to protect wilderness and open spaces!
Friends' Executive Director, Shaaron Netherton, Receives Conservation Leadership award
The Wilburforce Foundation awarded Shaaron Netherton the "Conservation Leadership" award yesterday in honor of her continued commitment, leadership, and passion for protecting Nevada's public lands. Since 2000, Shaaron has built Friends of Nevada Wilderness from a staff of one to fourteen, initiated a robust stewardship program, and contributed to the designation of countless Nevada wilderness areas.
Spend Labor Day Weekend Protecting Sage-Grouse in Table Mountain Wilderness!!
Escape the heat of summer by spending Labor Day Weekend in Table Mountain Wilderness! We'll be protecting habitat for the sensitive, striking, and charismatic Greater Sage-Grouse!
City of Reno Passes Resolution to Support Washoe County Lands Bill
This Wednesday, the City of Reno passed the resolution to support the Washoe County public lands bill process. The City joins the Washoe County Commission and the City of Sparks in support of finding a balance between conservation and smart economic development. Thank you to our committed wilderness advocates who sent in comments, phone calls, and attended the meeting. With the full support and participation of Northern Nevada City and County stakeholders, it is now time for all of us to work together to develop a strong well-rounded bill.
BREAKING: Senators Heller and Reid Introduce Pershing Lands Bill
Recently, U.S. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV) and Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced the Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act of 2016 (S. 3102), public lands legislation providing new opportunities for economic development throughout the county while promoting conservation. This bipartisan legislation is the result of an inclusive, grassroots-driven public process, including meetings, discussions, and visits with and between Pershing County officials and local residents.
Pershing County Commission Votes in Support of Lands Bill
The Pershing County Commission voted unanimously in support of a draft version of Senator Reid and Senator Heller's Pershing County Economic Development and Conservation Act. The vote followed a series of town hall meetings in Lovelock which initiated an open dialogue between various stakeholders throughout the County including wilderness advocates, ranchers, miners, and sportsmen and women. With the strong support of the Commissioners and a diverse group of stakeholders who came out to support the proposal, we expect the Act to be introduced into the Senate shortly.
Now Hiring: Southern NV Assistant!
Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness to participate in fun and rewarding stewardship projects with volunteers all over Southern Nevada!
Celebrate National Trails Day 2016!
Nevada's wilderness trails provide opportunities to explore, experience solitude, breathe fresh air, and escape our stresses. You're invited to spend a fun weekend with us celebrating National Trails Day on June 4th. Be a part of the effort to take care of the places we all play!
Southern Nevada Businesses Celebrate Earth Day!
Businesses in southern Nevada have been busy celebrating Earth Day! We joined Zappos for their annual Earth Day celebration, talking to dozens of employees about the need to permanently protect Gold Butte. Earlier this week, employees from various MGM Resorts joined us to pick up litter in Lovell Canyon. SH Architecture and Friends teamed up in Brownstone Basin to repair a barrier and take an interpretive hike.
Come see us at GREENFest in Downtown Summerlin this Saturday to join the fun!
Alternative Spring Break
Spring break usually conjures up thoughts of partying and sleeping in late. That was not the case for twelve college students who joined us for our sixth annual Alternative Spring Break. These intrepid students chose to spend the week stewarding and exploring the wilderness in southern Nevada, particularly Spirit Mountain and Bridge Canyon Wilderness area. We could not have been happier to spend the week at Lake Mead National Recreation Area with this amazing group of students and we would like to thank them for all of their hard work and efforts in making a big difference on southern Nevada's public lands. We'd also like to thank our partners - the National Park Service - and Barrick Gold for funding the project.