Thursday, September 27, 2012

Investing Sweat Equity in the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Volunteers celebrated National Public Lands Day by showing some love to the natural resources in the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon-Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. Sensitive habitat was encircled with fencing, recreation sites were picked up, and citizen spring monitors taught volunteers how to gather important spring data in the national conservation area, one of 16 in America's National Conservation Lands system.

Smile while you work! Pat Bruce (in safety yellow!) mans the drill while Zack Million from the Winnemucca BLM steadies the buck-and-rail fence during construction.

Volunteers built 160 feet of fence around sensitive dune habitat - home to kit foxes and kangaroo mice - near Trego Hot Springs in the Black Rock-High Rock National Conservation Area.

Little volunteers-in-training assist with clean-up and enjoy the crisp Nevada air!

All photos by Renee Aldrich.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Enjoying A Lush Cosmetics Day!

Our Student Conservation Association intern Jesy plays with bubble bars during our
Charity Pot Party last Saturday at the Lush Cosmetics Store in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas!
Lush Cosmetics and Friends of Nevada Wilderness - teaming up to protect Gold Butte!
(photo by Katie Sanchez)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Event: Charity Pot Party with LUSH Cosmetics at Mandalay Bay

(photo courtesy of LUSH Cosmetics - Mandalay Bay Facebook page)
Join us today from noon to five to celebrate our partnership with LUSH Cosmetics in Mandalay Bay Resort - we'll be there letting you know how YOU can help get Gold Butte the protection it needs and deserves.

Charity Pot Party!
LUSH Cosmetics Store - Mandalay Bay Resort (Las Vegas)
Saturday, September 22 from 12-5 pm

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Where the Wild Places Are: Trio of Tough Workers in the Santa Rosa Range

Volunteers in the Santa Rosa Range show some Public Lands Day love by pulling out two miles of unneeded barbed wire fence.

Monday, September 17, 2012

This Is Nevada...

View over East Fork-High Rock Canyon (photo by Brian Beffort)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Stewardship in the Santa Rosa Range: Celebrating National Public Lands Day

Over 25 volunteers joined Friends of Nevada Wilderness and Nevada Outdoor School in the Santa Rosa Range for a day of fence-pulling to show their love for Nevada's public lands! (photo by Scott Waters)

Monday, September 10, 2012

This Is Nevada...

Maclurite fossil at the Desert National Wildlife Refuge (photo by Kurt Kuznicki)

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

This Is Nevada...

Historic homestead cabin at the Corn Creek Field Station in the Desert National Wildlife Refuge (photo by Kurt Kuznicki)