Several outdoor organizations in Reno and northern Nevada focus on enhancing and preserving the unmatched natural landscape we enjoy throughout the Silver State, much of which is on public lands belonging to all of us. There are also organizations devoted to the preservation and interpretation of cultural and historic resources. There are numerous ways you can get involved - join and help financially, volunteer at your favorite organization, participate in organized events and outings, simply get out and enjoy our great outdoors.
Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation
Strives to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of the Truckee Meadows by ensuring the long-term sustainability and improvement of our parks.
50 Cowan Drive, Reno, NV 89509 (in Idlewild Park)
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
Dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement.
P.O. Box 7412, Reno, NV 89510
Friends of Nevada Wilderness
Friends of Nevada Wilderness is dedicated to preserving all qualified Nevada public lands as wilderness, protecting all present and potential wilderness from ongoing threats, educating the public about the values of and need for wilderness, and improving the management and restoration of wild lands.
1360 Greg Street # 111/112, Sparks, NV 89431
Friends of Black Rock/High Rock
Helps manage the resources of the Black Rock Desert region and educates the public to foster stewardship and preserve its unique character.
P.O. Box 224, 380 Main Street, Gerlach, NV 89412
Sierra Club Toiyabe Chapter
Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.
P.O. Box 8096, Reno, NV 89507
Keep Tahoe Blue - The League to Save Lake Tahoe
Dedicated to protecting and restoring the environmental health, sustainability, and scenic beauty of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
2608 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, S. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Lahontan Audubon Society
Helping restore, preserve, and improve habitat for birds and other wildlife and to provide education about birds and their habitats in Nevada and adjacent areas of California.
P.O. Box 2304, Reno, NV 89505
Tahoe Rim Trail Association
A trail like no other.
128 Market Street #3E, Stateline, NV 89449
The Nature Conservancy of Nevada
Mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities in Nevada by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
Northern Nevada office:
One E. First Street. #1007, Reno, NV 89501
Nevada Wildlife Federation
The oldest statewide conservation organization is dedicated to sustaining Nevada's natural resources for wildlife through conservation, preservation, and education.
P.O. Box 71238, Reno, NV 89570
Nevada Waterfowl Association
Vision is to restore and enhance Nevada's wetlands and the wildlife dependent upon them, especially waterfowl and shorebirds.
P.O. Box 18419, Reno, NV 89511
Great Basin Resource Watch
Working with communities to protect their land, air, and water.
P.O. Box 207, Reno, NV 89504
Works to preserve, protect and enhance the scenic character of Nevada.
608 Lander Street, Reno, NV 89509
Nevada Rock Art Foundation
Working for the conservation of Nevada's rock art heritage.
641 Jones Street, Reno, NV 89503
Walker Basin Conservancy
Leading the effort to restore and maintain Walker Lake while protecting agricultural, environmental and recreational interests in the Walker Basin.
615 Riverside Dr. Suite C, Reno, NV 89503
Reno Ski and Recreation Club
A variety of outings and social activities for members.
P.O. Box 20731, Reno, NV 89515
Promoting opportunities for quality, human-powered winter recreation and protecting winter wildlands.
P.O. Box 321171, Los Gatos, CA 95032
The Truckee River flows through the McCarran Ranch Preserve, just east of Reno and Sparks, Nevada. Photo © Stan White