Northern Nevada Calendar of Events

Check out a full list of volunteer and other events in Northern Nevada!

 

  • 14th Annual Black Rock Rendezvous 55 RSVPs

    Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM through May 27, 2019
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness International Headquarters in Sparks, NV

    Black Rock Rendezvous!

    This memorial weekend (May 24-27th) join the community of organizations and individuals who are taking care of the Black Rock Desert for a weekend of stewardship, tours, presentations, and dutch oven cooking. Friends of Nevada Wilderness will be partnering with the Bureau of Land Management, Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, and Nevada Outdoor School to host this event. 

    - More details coming soon -

     

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  • National Trails Day 2019 w/ BLM Black Rock Field Station 17 RSVPs

    Friday, May 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM through June 02, 2019
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness International Headquarters in Sparks, NV

    Get Involved!

    Join us in giving back to our hiking trails this National Trails Day

    Every National Trails Day, we take a group of hard-working volunteers out to Steven's Camp, Nevada (north of the Black Rock Desert and High Rock Canyon) to maintain the High Rock Canyon Trail. This is a great opportunity to see a beautiful part of Nevada and give back to the hiking trails you enjoy year-round. Reserve your spot today!

    - More details coming soon -

  • *Project Full* Bighorn Monitoring in the Calicos 11 RSVPs

    Friday, June 07, 2019 at 06:00 PM through June 09, 2019
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness International Headquarters

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    ***email stewardship@nevadawilderness.org to join our waitlist***

    Are you ready for an adventure? Join us on a weekend-long citizen science backpacking trip into the Calico Mountains Wilderness
    Area, Humboldt County to monitor California Bighorn Sheep lamb production, nursery group dynamics,
    herd health, and seasonal habitat use areas.

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    The trip will be led by Nevada Department of Wildlife
    Biologist, Mike Cox. We will depart Reno early on Friday morning, backpack into the Calico Hills
    on Friday afternoon, spend Friday and Saturday night on the mountain, hike out Sunday afternoon and
    drive back to Reno Sunday evening. You can expect a fairly strenuous backpack trip hiking 4-5 miles on steep, rocky terrain with no trails.

     

  • National Trails Day - Hunter Creek Trail

    Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 07:00 AM
    Hunter Creek Trail in Reno, NV

    Help us take care of the Hunter Creek Trail! 

     

    The Hunter Creek Trail is one of the most-loved and most-used trails in the Reno area. Because of this, it is also one of the most impacted areas in the Mt Rose Wilderness. Join us in giving back to Reno's backyard wilderness by maintaining sections of the hiking trail and removing invasive weeds from the area. It's going to be a fun day of volunteering with great people and rewarding projects. 

    We are partnering with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, REI Reno Staff, and Mesa Rim Climbing Gym staff and members to take care of the Hunter Creek Trail. 

    We will begin work at 7 am and go until around 1 pm. 

     

                         

  • Mt Rose Wilderness Weed Warriors #8 4 RSVPs

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 07:30 AM
    Hunter Creek Trailhead in Reno, NV

     Join us as we work on removing invasive weeds from the Mt. Rose Wilderness. Invasive plants upset the delicate balance of nature by crowding out native species and reducing wildlife habitat. The work is extremely rewarding and you get to experience some beautiful country, all in our backyard wilderness.

    We start each Weed Pull at the Hunter Creek Trailhead with a 2-3 mile hike and spend the cool hours of the day digging up Musk Thistle. If you haven't experienced Mt. Rose Wilderness, this is the perfect introduction. Join us for a great outing and RSVP today!

  • Santa Rosa Range Fence Removal 19 RSVPs

    Friday, June 28, 2019 at 06:00 PM through June 30, 2019
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness International Headquarters in Sparks, NV

    Improve Wildlife Habitat!

     

    Barbed-wire fences fragment wildlife habitat, trap lowing flying birds like the Sage Grouse, and are impassable to the free-roaming Pronghorn Antelope. Join us in the Santa Rosa Range this spring to remove an unnecessary barbed-wire fence and directly improve wildlife habitat. Your work on this project will leave a lasting impact on one of northern Nevada's most beautiful mountain ranges. 

     

    As always, this project is free! We will be providing breakfast with coffee Saturday and Sunday as well as a big dutch-oven feast on Saturday night. RSVP today!

     

  • Santa Rosa Hiking Trail Maintenance 1 RSVP

    Friday, July 05, 2019 at 06:00 PM through July 07, 2019
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness in Sparks, NV

    Celebrate our Freedom by maintaining hiking trails!

    Join us the weekend after 4th of July to maintain some hiking trails, eat tasty BBQ, and camp with great people. Working in partnership with the US Forest Service, volunteers will cut back overgrown plants and maintain tread on a hiking trail in the beautiful Santa Rosa Range. There's nothing more patriotic than Wilderness - these are public lands owned equally by every American, protected for ourselves and future Americans to enjoy and explore!

    Red, White & Blue attire encouraged - no fireworks due to fire danger

     

  • *Project Full* Jarbidge Volunteer Trip 10 RSVPs

    Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM through July 14, 2019
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness International Headquarters in Sparks, NV

    ***email stewardship@nevadawilderness.org to join our waitlist***

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    We are excited to announce our second annual trip to the Jarbidge Wilderness in Northeastern Nevada this July.

    Our volunteer crew will be working with our partners at the US Forest Service and the Nevada Department of Wildlife to restore illegal trespass routes into Wilderness near Coyote Lake Campground, improve trails, and help out with any general maintenance that may be needed in the area. Space is limited, so sign up now!

    You can expect a fun-filled weekend of hard work, good food, great company, and spectacular views!

     

    *Due to the distance of this project site, this will be a 4-day trip*

     

    Please e-mail stewardship@nevadawilderness.org to be placed on a waiting list for this trip. We will contact you if any spots open up!

     

  • *Project Full* Ruby Mountains Volunteer Project 13 RSVPs

    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 10:00 AM through July 28, 2019
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness International Headquarters in Sparks, NV

    ***email stewardship@nevadawilderness.org to join our waitlist***

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    Join us for a beautiful weekend of work in the Ruby Mountains! We will be working with last year's Agency Partner of the Year, Jeremy Evans, to improve trails, clean up campgrounds, and remove invasive weeds in one of Nevada's most iconic mountain ranges. This trip will run from Thursday the 25th - Sunday the 28th.

     

    Get ready for an energizing weekend of fulfilling volunteer work, stargazing, good company and great food! Further details and campsite location will be camping will be provided closer to the event. 

    Please e-mail stewardship@nevadawilderness.org to be placed on a waiting list. We will contact you if spots open up for this trip!

  • Mt Moriah Fence Removal 1 RSVP

    Friday, August 02, 2019 at 09:00 AM through August 05, 2019
    Friends of Nevada Wilderness International Headquarters in Sparks, NV

    Friends of Nevada Wilderness and volunteers will work with the Ely Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service on a restoration project directly improving wildlife habitat. Working together, volunteers will remove unnecessary barbed wire fencing from Silver Creek in the Mt Moriah Wilderness. Barbed wire fence fragments wildlife habitat, traps lowing flying birds like the Sage Grouse, and is impassable to the free-roaming Pronghorn Antelope. 

    For those who have never been to Mt Moriah Wilderness - this is a great opportunity to see one of the most beautiful and wild mountain ranges in Nevada. 

    *Due to the distance of this project (it's almost in Utah) this will be a 4-day project leaving Friday morning and returning Monday afternoon*