Removing Fence Makes Us and the Wildlife Smile!


Join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity - fence removal in the Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness AND an annular solar eclipse all in the same weekend! We'll even provide the viewing glasses. I'm especially psyched about this project, because our worksite happens to be in the path of totality and we didn't even plan it! NASA can tell you all the details.


Worksite with a view!

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. 

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 2022 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, October 13th to Sunday, October 15th

Travel: Leave Reno at 12 pm on Friday, returning Sunday afternoon. For this project, a 4-wheel drive and high clearance vehicle are required to reach the campsites. 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 

October 13, 2023 at 12:00pm - October 15, 2023
Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness
Meg Tait · · 7753247667 x211
Nicholas Rhea Danielius Kurmonavicius Kirk Hastings Chantal Iosso Sam Mills Jeff Lock

Who's RSVPing

Nicholas Rhea
Danielius Kurmonavicius
Kirk Hastings
Chantal Iosso
Sam Mills
Jeff Lock

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