Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wes Hoskins

Wes is the Forest Project Coordinator for Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Wes has some great trips coming up so I hope you'll check your schedule and see if you can join him. Wes is a native Nevadan and has been a hard working stewardship volunteer with Friends for a number of years. Friends is very fortunate and proud to have Wes on staff.

BTW- Wes makes the best chicken stew this side of the Snake Range...Good Stuff

Saturday, March 21, 2009

East Walker River 3/13-15/09

We headed to the East Walker River in beautiful Lyon County to work on several restoration projects with Jeff Weise from the USFS’s Bridgeport Ranger District. We camped near the East Walker River at a beautiful spot called the Elbow (courtesy of the Flying M Ranch) and woke up on Saturday with frozen water bottles... brrrrr! Despite the chilly conditions, 16 volunteers carpooled to the Rosaschi Ranch, our work site for this project. The Rosaschi Ranch is now public land and considered by many to one of the best trout fishing areas in this part of the country. After a brief work safety talk by Jeff and Wes, we formed teams and went to work. We removed an old fence line, consolidated a myriad of walking trails down to one route and installed a few carsonite signs to guide folks down to the river. When we returned to camp that evening Wes, Eva, and Brian cooked up a hearty meal of chicken stew, pasta, corn bread and salad, complete with smores for desert. We sat around the campfire enjoying each others company and one by one headed to our sleeping bag knowing in our hearts we had made a difference not only today, but also for future generations.