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Navy Extends Public Comment on Fallon Expansion to Feb. 14

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January 17, 2019 - The U.S. Navy has extended the public review and comment period by an additional 30 days for the Fallon Range Training Complex Modernization Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Public comments may now be submitted through Feb. 14, 2019.

Military Wants to Seize Public Lands and Quadruple Fallon Naval Bombing Range

November 21, 2018 - The military wants to shut you out of more than 420,000 acres of valuable public land YOU own in order to expand the Fallon Naval Air Station bombing range across six counties in Nevada.

The Navy’s Fallon Range Training Complex is seeking to withdraw and reserve for military use approximately 604,789 (424,000 acres with no public access and the remainder with some access). This will be nearly 1,000 square miles, in addition to the 203,000 acres they already control. Click "Read more" to view an awesome video of what's at stake and to read up on how you can take action. 

Friends Celebrates Public Lands Legacy in Nevada Day Parade

October 30, 2018 - 

Friends of Nevada Wilderness highlighted the value of outdoor recreation on our public lands at the Nevada Day Parade Saturday in Carson City.

The Friends entry, “Outdoor Recreation is Gold for the Silver State,” featured the UTV decked out with recreation gear and supporters walking the parade route dressed for their favorite outdoor activity.

Patagonia Blog Features "Nevada's Darkest Treasure" by Shaaron Netherton

October 24, 2018 - "The Cleanest Line," the official blog of Patagonia features a new post by Friends of Nevada Wilderness Executive Director Shaaron Netherton. 


Friends of Nevada Wilderness Receives Power of Good Grant for Habitat Restoration Project

October 4, 2018 – The fire-damaged North Fork of the Little Humboldt River was a big winner in NVEnergy’s recent Power of Good Giveaway that awarded $3,000 to Friends of Nevada Wilderness for a habitat restoration project in the sensitive riparian area.

Friends Seeks Grant for Fire Damage Restoration - Needs Your Vote!

September 25, 2018 – While political wrangling continues at the highest levels of government over whether Nevada will receive federal emergency funds to restore vast swaths of rural lands ravaged by wildfire, the Friends of Nevada Wilderness is rolling up its sleeves in an effort to begin restoring sensitive riparian areas damaged by the Martin Fire along the North Fork of the Little Humboldt River. At nearly 435,000 acres, the Martin Fire that began in early July is the largest single fire in Nevada history.

Reno Gazette Journal - "Washoe County public lands bill on shaky ground"

Sept. 11, 2018 - The Reno Gazette Journal has posted two new online stories about Washoe County's disastrous public lands proposal.  Friends of Nevada Wilderness urges our supporters to write letters to the editor and contact your county commissioners to explain why you oppose the proposal.  We must keep up the pressure to tell policy makers to abandon this proposal and start the discussion anew, using a process that values all stakeholders equally.

Friends of Nevada Wilderness Receives Donation from Paul Simon

July 31, 2018 - The Friends of Nevada Wilderness has received a generous gift of $25,000 from legendary musician Paul Simon, a long-time supporter of conservation and other charitable causes. 

Desert National Wildlife Refuge no longer threatened by the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act

Good news in the fight to protect the Desert National Wildlife Refuge from a military takeover. Last night the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act were reconciled and eliminated the threat of transferring a vast portion of the Desert Refuge to the military. We now await the military to produce their Final report this fall. For more information about this issue, click here.

Tapas Night with Big Horn Olive Oil Company! Benefiting Friends of Nevada Wilderness

July 16, 2018 - Lovers of good food and the great outdoors are invited to The Grove on Friday, August 10, 2018, for a fun and flavor-filled evening benefiting Friends of Nevada Wilderness.  

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