Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

This Is Nevada...

A golden day in the Red Rock National Conservation Area by Kurt Kuznicki

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Three Days of Spring

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Restoring the Tom Basin Burn Area, Part One

A team of volunteers braved chilly temperatures to plant native brush in the Santa Rosa Range, the first of four trips this spring to restore a burned area.

The Tom Basin Fire, which burned in 2011, left the area scorched and gave a foothold for invasive species.

Volunteers planted 700 bitterbrush plants - a staple of the mule deer's winter diet - and over 150 Great Basin Big Sage and Wyoming Big Sage starts were put in the ground. Aside from being a favorite area for mule deer, Tom Basin is also habitat for the sage grouse.

Join us to restore Tom Basin - there are still three more opportunities this spring! Contact for dates and details.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Pulling Invasive Sweet Clover in the Desert Refuge

Volunteers got down and dirty in Desert National Wildlife Refuge last weekend when they headed out to the riparian area of Corn Creek to pull sweet clover, an invasive weed.

Over two dozen volunteers joined Friends and the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Even Matt Flores, Research Associate at the Great Basin Institute, was there to lend a pulling hand.

A huge thanks to all the volunteers who spent their Saturday getting dirty with us! Native Nevadans - be they plants, animals, or people - appreciate your hard work!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Friends in the News: Soldier Meadows Cabin Restoration

After four trips to add a new roof, windows, and doors (and a much-needed coat of paint!), the Soldier Meadows public-use cabin is open for business, and the Reno Gazette-Journal wanted to let the public know! You can read about it here.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Friends in the News: Executive Director Shaaron on the Pine Forest Bill

Shaaron Netherton, Executive Director for Friends of Nevada Wilderness, spoke with Mike Clifford about partisan politics when working towards the Pine Forest Bill's introduction. From
Shaaron Netherton, executive director of Friends of Nevada
Wilderness, says the Pine Forest measure is the result of what she calls "common-sense planning" involving both regional and local people to ensure that the concerns of sportsmen, ranchers and landowners are included along with the goal of protecting wildlife.

Visit to find out what else Shaaron says, and to read the full story!

Monday, April 02, 2012

Earth Day With Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Join us at Idlewild Park in Reno for burgers, music, and smiles on Saturday, April 21, at 2:30 on The Terrace. Please RSVP to so we can get a food count!

There will be other Earth Day opportunities with Friends - check back later this week for details!