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Reid, Heller Release Discussion Draft on Greater Sage-Grouse.


This is a great opportunity for Nevadans to come together to protect sage grouse habitat through a variety of means, including wilderness designation.

“The possible listing of the Greater sage-grouse as an endangered species will have major ramifications on rural life and the economies in Nevada and throughout the west,” said Senator Harry Reid. “It has been a pleasure to work with Senator Heller on this bi-partisan, Nevada-specific proposal to conserve sage-grouse habitat and provide for economic development in the state. Only through cooperation with the Nevada delegation, the State of Nevada and our Federal agencies can we protect this species and our way of life. I hope that the many stakeholders in Nevada that are impacted by this issue will read this discussion draft and provide comments and feedback to Dean and myself.”

Read the full press release here.

Read the full bill draft here.

Veterans support Public Lands

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The National Wildlife Refuge Association is hiring!

Do you have land management, wildlife or ecology experience? Are you interested in working with the National Wildlife Refuge Association? Check this out! 

2014 Wild Nevada calendars are here!

For more than a decade, Friends has been featuring Nevada's best landscape photography in our annual Wild Nevada wall calendar. 

The 2014 edition is here. Get yours today.


We are hiring! New positions Open!

Development and Grant Manager:

Are you goal driven and passionate and about conservation? Do you have fundraising experience? Friends of Nevada Wilderness is hiring a full-time Development and Grant Manager to help us raise and manage funds to keep Nevada wild.

Wilderness Celebration!

Just in time for the 49th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, President Obama announces

Wilderness Month!



We're still hiring for our Wilderness Inventory Crew!

Our Inventory season has been extended! Get out and discover some of the most beautiful parts of Nevada!

Fire restrictions on the Sheldon Refuge

Due to the high fire danger in south-central Oregon and northwest Nevada, the US Fish & Wildlife Service has put fire restrictions into place beginning July 25, 2013. These restrictions apply to all lands within Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge (NAR) and Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Would you eat a bacon-wrapped cicada?

Our talented field inventory crews spend their summer collecting GPS way points, photographs, and of course stories from the back country.  We are grateful to Scott Moore for sharing his story about inventorying & dining in Massacre Rim WSA here.

AmeriCorp Position with Friends of Nevada Wilderness

AmeriCorp_logo.jpgLooking to spend a year in wild Nevada?  Becoming a Friends of Nevada Wilderness AmeriCorp Stewardship Associate is a great way to do so.  The stewardship Associate will help with all aspects of our stewardship program including, assisting with volunteer stewardship events, planning our annual Wingding volunteer party, recruiting volunteers for stewardship events and so much more.  Click through to see the full position description:

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