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Accomplishments 2016

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Tahoe Truckee Earth Day 2016

Lake Tahoe and The Olympic Village at Squaw Valley

Tahoe Truckee Earth Day 2016

May 27 – 30: 2016 Black Rock Rendezvous

Good times on the Black Rock Desert Playa.

2016 Black Rock Rendezvous

2016 National Trails Day – Steven’s Camp

A great weekend painting Steven’s Camp and clearing the Upper High Rock Canyon Trail!

2016 National Trails Day - Steven's Camp

June 6-7: Wilderness First Aid Course 2016

Taken at Galena Creek Park. Mt. Rose Highway, Reno, NV.

Wilderness First Aid Course June 6-7, 2016

June 9-12: OCTA & Trails West Weekend 2016

On the hunt for emigrant relics along the California Trail.

OCTA & Trails West Weekend June 9-12, 2016

Debbie Finley Art Workshop

Our Artist-in-Residence Debbie Finley lead a community art workshop using her Raku kiln and ceramic tiles.

Debbie Finley Art Workshop

Surveying for monarchs and milkweed in the Great Basin

Two former Friends of Black Rock-High Rock employees revisit the area over the 2016 Fourth of July weekend to conduct fieldwork.

Photos by Peter Pearsall and Stephanie McKnight.

Surveying for monarchs and milkweed in the Great Basin

4th of July on the Playa

FBR-HR celebrating our nation’s birthday with good times, good food, and good people on the playa.

4th of July on the Playa

Guru Road Restoration 2016

Friends had a great time getting out and showing Guru Road some much needed love!

Guru Road Restoration 2016

LNT Trainer Course 2016, BRD

Friends of Black Rock- High Rock, in conjunction with Nevada Outdoor School, hosted a Leave No Trace trainer course in the Black Rock Desert. It was a fun and informative weekend learning and practicing LNT ethics and principles!

LNT Trainer Course 2016, BRD

2016 Bat Survey w/ NDOW, NPS, GBI

Friends teamed up with members of NDOW, NPS, and GBI to collect bats and were rewarded with a rare find!

2016 Bat Survey w/ NDOW, NPS, GBI

2016 Perseid Meteor Shower Campout

Maybe the meteors were a little disappointing, probably mostly due to the late-setting and bright half-moon, but we still had a blast. Great food and friends on the playa is always a winner!

2016 Perseid Meteor Shower Campout

National Public Lands Day 2016

We had a great weekend at Soldier Meadows conducting maintenance on the cabin and campground area, and enhancing habitat for the threatend Desert Dace. We would like to thank all our volunteers for their hard work. We would also like to thank our partners Nevada Outdoor School, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, Bureau of Land Management – Nevada, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for coming out and making this weekend such a success! We’ll be sharing more pictures and videos from our partners soon.

National Public Lands Day 2016

2016 Artist-in-Residence Gerlach Opening Reception

2016 Artist-in-Residence Gerlach Opening Reception on November 19, 2016 showcasing artwork from Megan Berner and Debbie Finley.

2016 Artist-in-Residence Gerlach Opening Reception

2016 Artist-in-Residence Winnemucca Opening Reception

2016 Artist-in-Residence Winnemucca Opening Reception