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This year, Friends of Nevada Wilderness is offering the opportunity to be a part of our professional trails program as a volunteer! We are hosting multiple volunteer trail crew hitches in beautiful locations around the forested mountains of northern Nevada. Join us for just one or all of them! Friends of Nevada Wilderness will provide all of the training, safety equipment, and trail maintenance tools.

The first four volunteer trail crew hitches will take place in Arc Dome Wilderness, in central Nevada. We are restoring numerous trails including the North and South Twin Trails (which can be hiked as a loop or used to access the deeper portions of Arc Dome Wilderness, including the summits of Toiyabe Dome or Arc Dome itself). The trails of Arc Dome go through beautiful canyons and meadows filled with creeks, Aspens, pine trees, and rugged rock outcroppings.

Other locations will include the beautiful Santa Rosa Mountains where cold creeks flow through large forests of Aspens surrounded by rugged mountains and the wild and remote Jarbidge Mountains. Jarbidge Wilderness was Nevada's first Wilderness area and one of the original Wilderness areas designated under the 1964 Wilderness Act. Jarbidge is gorgeous and remote, with tall peaks, rivers, and forests, and unlike anything you've ever seen.

Volunteer trail maintenance is hard work, but it is also very rewarding and lots of fun. You will leave these projects with a sense of accomplishment, some new skills, and hopefully some new friends! So please, read the info below and Register today!

-- Registration Required to Participate. Visit www.nevadawilderness.org/calendar_of_events to sign up! --


Information:

Difficulty: These projects are some of the more strenuous we offer and may not be appropriate for everyone. They require the ability to hike with a heavy pack, cross small creeks, work with tools, and sometimes move heavy objects. Having said that, feel free to reach out to us and discuss the difficulty of the project if you have any concerns. There are many roles in trail maintenance and we can usually find ones appropriate to meet everyone's level.

Dates: See our website for dates

Specific Details: Details such as exact camping location, daily schedule, and weather-related factors will be provided to those who have registered on a date much closer to the project date. Plans are subject to change. We will always give as much notice as possible when this happens.

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About Friends of Nevada Wilderness

Location:

1360 Greg Street, #111, Sparks, NV 89431, US

Mission Statement

Friends of Nevada Wilderness is dedicated to preserving all qualified Nevada public lands as wilderness, protecting all present and potential wilderness from ongoing threats, educating the public about the values of and need for wilderness, and improving the management and restoration of public wild lands.

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Are you interested in volunteering outside, exploring remote wild lands, taking care of your local public lands, making friends? Join Friends of Nevada Wilderness on a volunteer stewardship trip! Together we can keep our public lands and wilderness areas safe and clean. We would love to see you at our next stewardship project.

Friends of Nevada Wilderness organizes volunteer restoration trips to help wild landscapes recover from noxious weeds, illegal vehicle use, and other impacts (because official designations do not guarantee on-the-ground protection). Our volunteers also "adopt" areas to monitor their condition and advocate for their protection. Volunteers get to work with others to heal our wild places. These trips are fun, rewarding, and can be a great way to meet new Friends. All volunteers are welcome! We have volunteer opportunities for every skill level, ranging from getting out on the ground and pulling fence, picking up trash, naturalizing old roads, planting seedlings, monitoring wilderness, and yanking invasive plants to helping with outreach events and office tasks.

By helping citizens actively restore wild lands, we help build in them a greater sense of responsibility and stewardship.

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WHERE

1360 Greg St Suite #111Sparks, NV 89431

(39.52449,-119.76001)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education
  • Botany
  • Environmental Science
  • Outdoor Recreation

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