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    Chuck Dodd’s “Guide to the Black Rock Desert”.

    An essential for every traveler.

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Friends of Black Rock-High Rock staff work year-round in a variety of roles including fundraising, marketing, projects, accounting, retail and administrative positions to ensure that our project grants and programs are making a difference.

Friends of Black Rock-High Rock has a satellite office in Reno and an information center and office in Gerlach, Nevada.

Office 775-557-2900


Michael MyersExecutive Director

IMG_8553 Mike Myers - cropped by FBRHRMichael Myers received his BA in Philosophy from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Following his passions, Michael earned his Master of Nonprofit Management degree from Regis University in Denver, CO. He joined the Friends of Black Rock-High Rock team in 2013, and he became Executive Director in 2014.

Michael has always had a great appreciation for the outdoors, and he has spent most of his adult life living in the West. He enjoys working in one of Nevada’s iconic landscapes, and enjoys being on the edge of wilderness. In his spare time, you can find Michael exploring Nevada, or out snowboarding.



Sarah Lyon – Conservation Project & Outreach Coordinator

sarah at coyote dunesSarah Lyon has been a Gerlach resident since September of 2015, when she, her husband, and her sister moved into an off-grid Ranch house 19 miles outside of the community. In February of 2017, she moved into the town of Gerlach.

Sarah has always enjoyed camping and wildlife, growing up traversing and camping in California with her family.  In her spare time, Sarah has a small business that makes games, and she enjoys reading, writing, and cooking.







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