Help Permanently Protect and Restore Nevada's Wilderness.
A legacy gift shows your thoughtfulness and forward-thinking generosity to help ensure Nevada’s public lands remain Forever Wild! When you make the important decision to leave a legacy gift to Friends of Nevada Wilderness in your will, you demonstrate your commitment to protect and restore Nevada’s wild lands in perpetuity.
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To discuss your interest in making a Legacy Gift to Friends of Nevada Wilderness, please contact:
Community & Development Manager
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Initiated in 1974, with 501(c)(3) non-profit organization status since 1985, Friends of Nevada Wilderness
founders and Board members have influenced every piece of federal legislation to designate wilderness in
Nevada. One founding Board member was instrumental in the passage of the 1964 Wilderness Act, which
included the 64,667 acre Jarbidge Wilderness. Collectively, we have achieved designation of over 3.4 million
acres of federal wilderness in 70 wilderness areas -- with more to come -- across Nevada. Our Federal Tax ID (EIN) is 88-0211763
Mt. Rose Wilderness