Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wilderness Wingding 2009
Thanks to all who attended Friends' big party
A big thanks to those 150 members and friends who braved deep snow to attend the 2009 Wilderness Wingding celebrating our volunteers and our Nevada Wilderness.

For more pictures and more fun click on the link below on the and slideshow in the sidebar.



Saturday, December 12, 2009

Make a difference, be a volunteer

When the call for volunteers goes out John Bialecki always answers. John loves the outdoors and Southern Nevada Wilderness, his big smile has been seen on many a volunteer trip. Why does John volunteer? Because he know by volunteering once a month he can make a huge difference for southern Nevada Wilderness and for future generations of Nevadans (not to mention have a lot of fun too) So if you want to give back to the outdoors and have some fun, volunteer with Friends of Nevada Wilderness today. See the side bar for upcoming projects and information.


Petroglyhs love Wilderness

Rain Tree Project

Some folks go to the Mt Charleston Wilderness for enlightenment, others go there to get a from it all, some to esacape the summer heat or enjoy the winter snow, and some folks go there to build things, like wind structures, they're everywhere, on top of peaks, in windy saddles ( am I missing something???) or at the foot of one of the oldest if not the most famous tree in the forest. Wind structures take away from the undeveloped character of the lands and cause damage to the resource. So fight that construction urge if you think you have to build stuff...go buy an erector set or some legos but please leave the Bristlecone alone. Even the stuff that looks dead as door nail it could be 1000's of years old and that old stump could still be alive. Some wonderful volunteers from Friends of Nevada Wilderness hiked up to the Rain Tree via trail Canyon and removed some of the downed Bristlecone from around the area where the Raintree holds court.