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Help pronghorn antelope by volunteering this summer

By ThisIsReno

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Friends of Nevada Wilderness, a state-wide 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is offering three opportunities to volunteer in the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge this summer: June 24-26, July 22-24, and August 26-28. We would like to extend an invitation to all our local media to join us for one or more of the trips to document and share the hard work Nevadans are putting in to preserve and protect their wild lands. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact us at (775) 324-7667. We are able to make carpool arrangements, and have extra camping gear that can be reserved before the trip.

Tucked away in remote northwestern Nevada, the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge encompasses over 570,000 acres of high desert sagebrush-steppe ecosystem. Created in the 1930s as a refuge for the pronghorn antelope, the area is also home to bighorn sheep, prairie and peregrine falcons, and sage grouse.