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Public Land Supporters Rally in Reno

Yesterday, Presidential nominee Jeb Bush came to Reno, NV to 'unveil' his Western public land management plan. Public land supporters came out in droves to make their voice heard that public lands matter to Nevadans. We'd like to thank the many public land advocates that attended the event.

Senator Harry Reid on the Sage Grouse Listing Decision

Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Interior announced the greater sage grouse would not be listed as an endangered or threatened species:

Sage Grouse Announcement Supports Years of Conservation

BREAKING NEWS: The U.S. Department of the Interior announced today that the greater sage-grouse does not warrant an endangered species protection due to the largest conservation effort in U.S. history to protect sagebrush habitat stretched across 11 western states.

Volunteer with Great Basin Outdoor School

Great Basin Outdoor School are seeking young adults who love the outdoors & working with kids who may like the opportunity to volunteer as a cabin leader at Lake Tahoe with fifth or sixth grade students. They are now taking applications to help during the following days: Sept. 29-Oct. 2 or Oct. 19-22

Job Opportunity: Lifetime Adventures Instructor

The After-School All-Stars based in Las Vegas, NV is hiring! They are looking for an after-school instructor for their Lifetime Adventures program. The position would help expose youth to the outdoors and their Lifetime Adventures curriculum. If you love the outdoors, enjoy hiking, and can relate well to students - this job might be for you!

President Proclaims National Wilderness Month

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.

Volunteers Clear South Loop Trail

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!

Mother of Nevada Wilderness Writes on the Importance of 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.

Live Monumental...for Gold Butte!

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 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!

The Desert National Wildlife Refuge Needs Your Help


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 

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