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.
Wildfire recovery efforts are currently underway across northern Nevada. In the span of just two weekends, northern Nevada volunteers have already made a big difference for our public lands and the myriad of wildlife species that depend on them. These hard working volunteers have planted over 4,200 native seedlings, including bitterbrush and sagebrush, to regenerate wildlife habitat burned by wildfires.
Join our friends over at the Snowlands Network for an evening of backcountry adventure films! El Nino may be fizzling out but the 11th Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival can help satisfy your appetite for adventure. Celebrate the fun and beauty of winter with ten unique films!
Want to do something different on your spring break? Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the National Park Service for a week of outdoor service and adventure in the Spirit Mountain and Bridge Canyon Wilderness Areas! Learn about our local environment, experience cultural resources, stargaze, and restore vital desert habitat all while camping on the shore of Lake Mohave.
Graduate students/writers: Need nature to inspire you to finish your thesis? Seeking some quiet and solitude to work on your book? Our board member, Roberta Moore, has the perfect opportunity for you! They are seeking a graduate student/writer who would like to pursue their craft in a quiet, pinyon pine/juniper woodland located in the foothills of Eastern Nevada’s South Snake Range, just below Great Basin National Park, 4 miles west of the small community of Baker. This residency is two months long (July and August, 2016). We offer without charge, a one bedroom, fully furnished apartment, with privacy and beautiful scenery.
Red Rock Canyon Hosting Meeting on Wildlife Management in Wilderness Areas and Wilderness Study Areas
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southern Nevada District Office and Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is seeking input regarding issues related to wildlife management activities in wilderness and wilderness study areas.
Our amazing volunteers recently earned (and for good reason) praise and appreciation from our partner agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for their hard work and continued dedication to the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. More than 700 volunteers have participated in important restoration and clean-up projects over the past few years in this area and we can't thank them enough for keeping this wonderful portion of the Refuge system wild!
The Nevada Legislative Committee on Public Lands - a forum for the discussion of issues related to public lands - will hold its first meeting this Wednesday, November 18th, at 9am. We invite everyone who is interested in public land issues in Nevada to attend.
We need your help – right now - to save the Recreational Trails Program (RTP)! We have just learned that two amendments to HR 3763, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015, have been filed that would specifically eliminate the RT, the essential program that has served as the foundation of state trail programs all across the country for more than 20 years. Consideration of amendments by the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, November 3rd and continue through Wednesday, November 4th. Time is very short. Please take action today!