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Hands on the Land: Inspiring the Next Generation of Land Stewards


DSCN1698 (480x640)Friends of Black Rock – High Rock is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of land stewards by using the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area as the ultimate outdoor classroom.

Friends has registered the National Conservation Area as a Hands on the Land site.  Encompassing 1.2 million acres, the National Conservation Area has 10 wilderness areas, 120 miles of historic trails and endless opportunities for exploration and learning.

Learn more about the Hands on the Land program here.

Education through Partnership

Friend of Black Rock – High Rock partners with the Gerlach School, Nevada Outdoor School, Envirolution’s Three Spheres Leadership Academy and the Bureau of Land Management to engage youth in conservation through:

  • Direct Service Learning
  • Youth Citizen Science Monitoring
  • Outdoor Ethics Education (Tread Lightly! and Leave No Trace)
  • Multi-day Camping Trips
  • Day Camps at events
  • Field Trips


Hands on the Land


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If you are interested in partnering with Friends of Black Rock – High Rock to offer outdoor education to your group or school, contact Stephanie Mcknight, Stewardship Manager,