Sagegrouse protection

Accomplishments 2015

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May 22-25: Black Rock Rendezvous 2015

Partner event in the Black Rock Desert. Presentations, tours, a stewardship project, a dutch oven cook-off, and much more!
Black Rock Rendezvous 2015

May 29-31: Noxious Weed Inventory

Noxious Weed Inventory near Yellow Rock Canyon.

Noxious Weed Inventory - May 29-31, 2015

June 5-7: National Trails Day 2015

Partner event with the BLM and Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Cabin and campground maintenance at Steven’s Camp and trail maintenance on the Upper High Rock Canyon Trail.

National Trails Day 2015

June 19-21: Noxious Weed Inventory

Friends of Black Rock High Rock completed a survey of the noxious weeds in High Rock Canyon. What a great weekend to be out in the wilderness!
Noxious Weed Inventory June 19-21

July 2-6: 4th of Juplaya

This 4th of July weekend the Friends of Black Rock joined others on the playa for a celebration. On Saturday we lead a guided tour of Double Hot and Black Rock Hot Springs as well as a hike to the top of Black Rock Point. Thanks to all who came along on this adventure it was great fun!
4th of Juplaya

July 17-19: Sage Grouse Protection Flagging

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful place to work for our weekend. Not only were there great views but lots of wildlife as well. Natures beautiful sounds sang us to sleep Friday evening. Saturday was a hard work day but being at 6,000 feet made it easy with a cool breeze and a spectacular view. We need volunteers to help us complete this flagging project and if you love the outdoors and would like to help the sage grouse please contact our stewardship manager at volunteer@blackrockdesert.org
Sage Grouse Protective Flagging July 24th-26th

July 24-26: Sage Grouse Protective Flagging

Up in the Lahotan Cutthroat ISA the wildflowers are still blooming and at 7,000 feet the days are nice and cool. We completed more of our task hanging flags on fence so the Sage Grouse won’t fly into them. It’s a slow going job but when you have such beautiful surroundings it all is worth it. We still have one more weekend of work so if you would like to help up please contact our stewardship manager at volunteer@blackrockdesert.org
Sage Grouse Protective Flagging July 24th-26th

July 31-August 2: Sage Grouse Protective Flagging

It was a cloudy weekend but the temperature was slightly lower at a high elevation in the Lahoton Cutthroat ISA. The Friends of Black Rock High Rock finished their last weekend flagging fence in this protected area. The flags will help guide the Sage Grouse away from the fence and keep them from flying into it. This wild and beautiful place will be missed by us but we still have lots of fence to flag so until next year.
Thanks to our volunteers who came out this weekend to help. We flagged many more miles of fence with your help!
Sage Grouse Protective Flagging July 31st-August 2nd

Perseid Meteor Shower Camp Out 2015

Thanks to all who came out to our Perseid meteor shower camp out. It was another great weekend on the playa watching the dark night sky. Saturday FBR lead a tour to the geode mine and made it back to camp in time for a great dinner. What a wonderful weekend with wonderful people!
Perseid Meteor Shower Camp Out 2015

Sep. 11-13: Soldier Meadows Cabin Improvement

FBR along with FNW and volunteers were up at Solider Meadows this last weekend doing some improvements to the cabin. We also installed wilderness boundaries in the High Rock Wilderness. The cabin at Soldier Meadows is now ready and waiting for autumn and winter visitors.
Photo credit Richie Bednarski.
Soldier Meadows Cabin Improvement Sep. 11th-13th

National Public Lands Day 2015

Thanks to all our volunteers along with Nevada Outdoor School, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, and the Bureau of Land Management – Nevada who came out to help this NPLD. It was a great sucess as well as our dutch oven cook off. #nationalpubliclandsday #volunteersrule
National Public Lands Day 2015

Closing Reception Sierra Arts Reno October 2015

We had a wonderful closing reception at the Sierra Arts Foundation in Reno Thursday night. Virginia Cathall was there to talk to guest about her work. Thanks to Sierra Arts Foundation, thanks to our artist in residents, and thanks to all who came out to show support.
Closing Reception Sierra Arts Reno October 2015

Gerlach School Day 2015

Thanks to the Nevada Outdoor School who came out to Gerlach to teach a lesson on Leave No Trace. It was a fun day for us and we think the kids liked it as well.
Gerlach School Day 2015

Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2015

We had a wonderful Wild & Scenic Film Festival this year! A big thank you to all who came out for this event. A super big thank you to all who sponsored this event, our partners, organizations who came out and tabled the event as well as our members and volunteers. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2015