Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Summer of Sheldon 2011

Friends of Nevada Wilderness is offering three opportunities to get out in the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge and help Nevada's pronghorn antelope this summer! Our Sheldon Rendezvous has been so successful in the past, we've decided to triple it this year!

June 24-26, 2011

July 22-24, 2011

August 26-18, 2011

Volunteers will be pulling barbed wire fence out that obstructs pronghorn antelope migratory routes and water access under the direction of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. On Saturday evening, there will be a Dutch oven entree and volunteer potluck - Friends of Nevada Wilderness will provide the main dishes, just bring a side or dessert to share!

The Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge encompasses over 570,000 acres of high desert sagebrush-steppe ecosystem and boasts wandering herds of pronghorn antelope and scatterd bands of bighorn sheep along with a variety of bird and butterfly species.

Call 775 324-7667 to reserve your spot - space is limited, so call today!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Black Rock Rendezvous: Before and After Calico Mountains Route Rehab

Calico Mountains, May 2011

Before volunteers from the Black Rock Rendezvous begin work restoring the route (photo by Sheena Britschgi)

After the group finishes, no trace of the illegal route is left (Sheena Britschgi)

The hard workers!

Monday, June 06, 2011

Black Rock Rendezvous: Before and After at Mormon Dan

Black Rock National Conservation Area, May 2011

Before volunteers with Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Friends of Black Rock-High Rock, Nevada Outdoor School and BLM staffers begin working (photo by Darcy Shepard)

Laying out the pieces (Darcy Shepard)

Teamwork! (Darcy Shepard)

Volunteer rake away traces of their footprints (Darcy Shepard)

After volunteers are done (Darcy Shepard)