Removing Fence Makes Us and the Wildlife Smile!
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 year to remove unnecessary barbed-wire fence and directly improve wildlife habitat. This project is part of an ongoing fence removal effort in the Santa Rosa Paradise Peak Wilderness. Your work on this project will leave a lasting impact on one of northern Nevada's most beautiful mountain ranges.
Worksite with a view!
As always, this project is free! We will be providing breakfast with coffee Saturday and Sunday as well as a delicious dinner on Saturday night. We have camping gear available for those who need it. The road to the project area requires 4 wheel drive and high clearance. We will have limited space in Friends trucks to transport volunteers and carpooling is an option as well.
Check out more information about Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness area here!
Check out photos from 2021 here!
Difficulty: Difficult to Very Strenuous. It may not be appropriate for everyone. Requires the ability to hike 5-10 miles a day with a heavy pack, work with tools and barbed wire, lift and carry heavy objects, and work in warm, sunny weather.
Location: Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness
Dates: Friday, September 16th to Sunday, September 18th
Travel: Leave Reno at 12 pm on Friday, returning Sunday afternoon. For this project, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is not required to reach the campsites, but high clearance may be necessary. Limited number of spots available in Friends trucks.
Food: Breakfast and coffee provided on Saturday and Sunday, big group dinner Saturday night!
Gear/Clothing: Long sleeves, long pants, sturdy work or hiking shoes. Camping equipment: tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad. Camping gear available for loan.
More Details: In-depth information such as camping location, weather, and project specifics will be sent to those who RSVP about 1 week before the project.
RSVP required to participate.
Suggested Packing List