Our Roots & Values

Connecting People to Nevada

Our actions at Get Outdoors Nevada are always consistent with our commitment to encouraging others to discover, experience and connect to our state’s natural wonders, vast and unique landscapes. We maintain continuous accountability to our mission in the service of Nevada’s residents, visitors and the outdoors.

Our Roots

Outside Las Vegas Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is now doing business as Get Outdoors Nevada. The original organization was formed in 2000 by a group of passionate Nevada outdoor enthusiasts and community leaders. This dynamic group predicted a critical link between our spectacular outdoors places and our quality of life. We changed our name to Get Outdoors Nevada in 2018 because we celebrate and support ALL of Nevada’s amazing outdoor experiences.

Today, it is Get Outdoors Nevada’s mission and vision to connect Nevadans and visitors from all backgrounds and ages to the state’s diverse outdoor places. To this end, we pursue a three-fold approach of education, service, and community engagement. Many of our efforts and programs focus on the needs and lives of families and school children, especially those who are at-risk and often have limited opportunity to experience the great outdoors. We are committed to preserving Nevada’s public lands, urban trails, and community parks. We love Nevada and Nevada’s outdoors.

Our Core Values

Culture of Integrity and Honesty
Integrity and honesty are the foundation of our individual and collective actions. We have a deep commitment to the pursuit of honorable initiatives, and all actions are carried out to the highest ethical standards.

Commitment to Accountability
We are accountable to the mission, the community, our partners, our donors and to each other. Accountability includes financial procedures and internal controls that demonstrate to our funding partners that we value their investments in our organization and will steward their funds, time and resources with the highest care and conscience.

Dedication to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Justice
Our organization acknowledges and honors the fundamental value and dignity of individuals and communities. We pledge ourselves to creating and maintaining an environment that respects and promotes diverse traditions, heritages, and experiences. Our team values a diverse workforce and shares the firm conviction that diversity, equity and inclusion at each level is critical to our success.

Cultivate Collaboration and Community
We work collaboratively with each other, partners, and stakeholders to complement existing resources, leverage strengths, and add value. We embrace innovation, a creative atmosphere, and an empowering spirit while being open to solutions and ideas that are socially responsible and advance sustainable partnerships.

Respect and Celebrate Each Other
Get Outdoors Nevada celebrates the accomplishments of our organization, our team members, and our volunteers. Our team respects and supports each other in our personal and organizational growth.

Embrace Joy
We embrace joy in each other, our mission, the outdoors, and we strive to inspire others to discover their own joy.