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Navy Releases Final EIS on Massive Expansion Plan at Fallon; Public Meeting on Jan. 28

January 21, 2020 - The U.S. Navy's final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) shows a general disregard for the reams of public comment they received after announcing plans for a massive expansion of the Fallon Test and Training Range onto public lands.

Catherine Cortez Masto introduces a bill pushing back on military’s proposal to take over huge chunks of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge

Nevada Delegation, Led by Cortez Masto, Announces Introduction of Compromise Legislation to Protect DNWR & Modernize NTTR on Existing Lands:

"U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), along with Representatives Steven Horsford (D-Nev.-04), Dina Titus (D-Nev.-01), Mark Amodei (R-Nev.-02) and Susie Lee (D-Nev.-03), today announced compromise legislation, the Desert National Wildlife Refuge and Nevada Test and Training Range Withdrawal and Management Act, that preserves the jurisdiction of the Refuge and boundaries of the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) while also providing Nevada’s service members at Nellis Air Force Base and the NTTR the resources they need by supporting modernization requirements and accounting for increased public safety needs. If enacted, this legislation would create 1,310,806 acres of wilderness, the largest wilderness designation in Nevada history."



Patagonia Matches Giving Tuesday donations up to $10,000!

Patagonia, an outdoor clothing company and long-time supporter of conservation in Nevada, has a simple yet urgent mission statement: “We’re in business to save our planet.”

Toward that end, Patagonia is donating up to $10 million dollars between Giving Tuesday and the end of the year by matching contributions to environmental organizations that are part of the company’s Action Works network, including Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Patagonia will match individual contributions up to $10,000. 

Wilderness Wingding 2019

It’s time for the annual Wilderness Wingding! Friends of Nevada Wilderness is busy
planning the 2019 event when we honor the hundreds of
members and volunteers who contribute their valuable time and energy to stewarding our public
lands. The annual celebration will feature great food, live music, and some amazing raffle and silent
auction items.
The western-themed 2019 Wilderness Wingding will be held starting at 5:30 pm, Friday, Dec. 6, at the
California Building in Idlewild Park, 2055 Idlewild Drive in Reno.

Beautiful Wild Nevada 2020 Calendar Now Available!

Oct. 14, 2019 - The perfect gift to give for Nevada Day or any other holiday or special occasion is now available from Friends of Nevada Wilderness.

Friends, Conservation Partners sign letter to members of Congress urging environmental protection in Clark County public lands bill

by Daniel Rothberg, The Nevada Independent - 

October 8, 2019 - Fourteen state and national conservation groups sent a letter on Friday to the congressional delegation, stating that any future Clark County lands bill must not “undermine public participation” or “undermine bedrock environmental laws.”

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with Friends Sept. 28-29

September 23, 2019 - Friends of Nevada Wilderness invites the public to get outdoors this weekend to celebrate the beauty of the wide open lands they own. 

National Public Lands Day will be celebrated across the country this weekend, and here in Nevada, with two exciting trips out into the wilderness. Join us!

Nevada Conservation League 2019 Conservation Partner of the Year

Friends of Nevada Wilderness Awarded NV Energy Grants for Public Lands Stewardship

September 10, 2019 - Nevada’s public lands and the people who enjoy them are the beneficiaries of two NV Energy Foundation grants recently received by Friends of Nevada Wilderness.

55th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act (Sept. 3, 1964)


Fifty-five years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed The Wilderness Act. It took eight years, 16 congressional hearings and several dozen revisions, but finally, Americans got a comprehensive plan for preserving the wildest of all the public lands they own.

Since that historic day, more than a hundred million acres of land managed by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management have been set aside as Wilderness Areas, including 3.4 million acres in Nevada.

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