Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spend Spring Break in Wild Nevada

March 13/14 - 18/19: Enjoy a rewarding spring break in the outdoors! Spend 5 enjoyable days and 4 glorious nights under the stars in the spectacular wilderness just north of Vegas. Teaming up with our southern Nevada staff we will be carpooling from Reno down to the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. We will leave Reno on Sunday, March 13, work Monday through Friday and return to Reno on Saturday, March 19. We will also set aside a day during the week to visit the Red Rock National Conservation Area for people who want to explore.

A more rugged area of the fence

Your stewardship work will consist of pulling out barbed wire and fence posts, rolling up barbed wire strands and possibly hiking some of the material out. We will camp at the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge about 5 miles from the project staging area. Some hiking (up to 4 miles roundtrip each day) will be involved depending on what portion of the fence we are working on. Be prepared to work full days in a rugged and relatively remote location - a place where you can soak up the grandeur of the desert.

Please join Friends of Nevada Wilderness and meet like-minded people for a unique opportunity to enhance habitat on the largest wildlife refuge in the lower 48!

For more information please contact:

Wes Hoskins, Forest Project Coordinator: 775-762-6730,

Las Vegas
Kurt Kuznicki, Southern Nevada Director: 775-745-3119,

Sunday, February 13, 2011

SCA Interns Learn to Leave No Trace in Gold Butte

Having a little fun while learning to Leave No Trace (photograph by Kurt Kuznicki)

The crew's camp (Kurt Kuznicki)

Happy hikers (Kurt Kuznicki)

Taking a study break (Kurt Kuznicki)

Decoding the Petroglyphs (Kurt Kuznicki)

Holding up the Leave No Trace standards! (Kurt Kuznicki)

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Grand Opening of the Bird Song Loop Trail

Friends of Nevada Wilderness volunteers joined folks from the Southern Nevada Conservancy, Friends of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge, and the Red Rock Audubon Society in Fall 2010 to construct the Bird Song Loop Trail. On January 22, 2011, the official ribbon cutting and blessing of the trail was conducted.

A guided bird hike (photo by Kurt Kuznicki)

The trail being enjoyed (photo by Kurt Kuznicki)

Thanks to everyone who came out for the construction and the celebration - wilderness warriors will enjoy the trail for decades to come!

Monday, February 07, 2011

This Is Nevada...

View from the Bird Song Loop Trail in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge (photo by Kurt Kuznicki)