Support our Volunteers – Friends of Black Rock-High Rock

Help us reach our goals by December 31st to support our volunteers. Click to Donate today!

We have got work to do! 

We have been a very hard working small but mighty conservation non-profit! This season we completed 100 Fly Ranch Nature Walks, 24 weekends of Site Stewardship, and 13 events and programs

That translates into 1,800 people experiencing the Black Rock Desert through the talented facilitation of our Fly Ranch Docent volunteers. And another 1,000 who stopped by at our Visitor Center in Gerlach, NV to learn about the area, pick up maps, and share their experiences in our unique and breathtaking public lands. 

In 2022 we will need to be prepared to counter the intentional and unintentional consequences of long-term campers, off-road vehicles, large events, and day-trippers.

Now is the time to help. It is time to replace our dilapidated or outdated tools and gear and update our first aid kits. We need to purchase new gloves and magnetic rakes and post-hole diggers. We need to update our emergency communication systems, replace our radios and purchase new spring monitoring and citizen science kits. We need to recognize the efforts of our volunteer teams, who often drive 200 plus miles to dig out old fences, re-naturalize roads and remove firepits. 

Help us provide essential items to our volunteers, AmeriCorps members and staff so they can be safe, secure, and have the support they need. Help us provide gas vouchers and meals to the folks who drive hundreds of miles to work in this sublime but harsh desert.

Here is how we will spend the money we raise:

  • Essential Operation Costs: $3,500
  • Program Support: $4,000
  • Emergency Supplies & Field Equipment: $7,000

Fundraising Goal: $15,000

Please help us to support our volunteers, they are depending on you!


This is a Giving Tuesday Campaign. We will be able to receive donations until December 31st, 2021.

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday, often shown as #GivingTuesday for the purposes of hashtag activism, refers to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of charitable giving at the beginning of the Christmas and Holiday Season!