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,

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