Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wildlife Watchers

Photo by Jose Witt
We think this little guy is a northern oriole, one of the many birds that stops by the Corn Creek riparian area in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. Are we right?

Monday, May 28, 2012

This Is Nevada...

Getting the side-eye from an adolescent great horned owl in the Stillwater Refuge (photo by Darcy Shepard)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Bucket Brigade in the Desert Refuge

The southern Nevada SCA interns join Matt Flores from the Great Basin Institute in clearing out invasive crawdads from a man-made pond in Corn Creek. Desert Refuge staff plans on introducing the Pahrump poolfish, a Nevada endemic, into the pond after invasives are eradicated.

Find out more about the Pahrum poolfish!

This Is Nevada...

Moonless Night Near Area 51 (photo by Kurt Kuznicki)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Corporate Stewardship: UPS in the Spring Mountains

Volunteers from UPS in Las Vegas put some elbow grease into working on the Cliff Rose Trail in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (photo by Jose Witt)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Wednesdays Get Wild!

Join us Wednesday, May 16 at 5 pm at Silver Peak on Wonder St. for brews, burgers, and wild talk! We're teaming up with the Nevada Wilderness Project once a month to host a Wild Wednesday for members and supporters to stop by, say hi, and learn about volunteer opportunities and the latest wild Nevada campaign news.

Magic Light Over Gold Butte by Kurt Kuznicki

This month, we'll be signing a thank you card to the Mesquite City Council for voting to maintain their support for the proposed Gold Butte National Conservation Area. Join us tonight to find out more about Gold Butte, and why the area and its inhabitants needs protection!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Catchment As Catchment Can

Volunteers joined Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the Winnemucca BLM to build a catchment dam at Mustang Springs in the Black Rock-High Rock National Conservation Area.

Some heavy lifting involved!

Getting there...

A miniature wilderness warrior joins in!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Lush Cosmetics in the Rainbow Mountain Wilderness

Employees from the Lush Cosmetics store in Mandalay Bay Resort came out to the Rainbow Mountain Wilderness to get dirty during the first week in May!

The volunteers re-naturalized an area off Lovell Canyon Road that had been damaged by human impact.
A good attitude, even when digging herself a hole!

Smiles all around!
A picnic at the Spring Mountains Ranch State Park after a hard morning of work!
Thank you, Lush, for keeping Nevada wild!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

It's That Time Again: Patagonia Footwear and Advocate Week!

Friends of Nevada Wilderness has been lucky enough to be chosen again this year as one of the beneficiaries of Patagonia Footwear's Advocacy Week! From May 3 until May 16, buy a pair of Patagonia shoes at, and Friends of Nevada Wilderness will receive $10 for every pair purchased - the more you buy, the more you help keep Nevada wild!