Our Mission

The Virginia Range Wildlife Protection Association is a volunteer nonprofit corporation organized to act on behalf of free-roaming horses and wildlife in the Virginia Range, north of Virginia City, Nevada. VRWPA engages in educational, scientific, developmental and range management activities, and on matters pertaining to the environment and the preservation of wildlife habitat. This organization is organized exclusively for the charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Virginia Range

The Virginia Rangeis a mountain range nearly entirely in Storey County, Nevada,  between the Truckee River (north) and the Carson River (south). Truckee Meadows and the Washoe Valley are to the west and the Lahontan Valley is east. It is an amazing treasure of wild life and range lands. As with any treasure, it needs to be nurtured and protected.

Wildlife Protection

For many of us, enjoying the wild life and range lands is a primary reason for living and visiting this natural treasure. Unfortunately, at times others abuse it, or do not necessarily see it in the same context as VRWPA members.

Virginia Range Wildlife Protection Association

So it falls upon the members of VRWPA to be part of the “custodians” of this treasure; to nurture, protect, and help it grow in value and beauty as only a unique environment like this can do.