July 3, 2008
Drought conditions, increasing daytime temperatures and high winds have prompted the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District Office, the Carson and Bridgeport Ranger Districts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and the Nevada Division of Forestry’s Sierra Forest Fire Protection District to announce the implementation of fire restrictions Tuesday, July 1, 2008, and lasting until further notice.
Vegetation in western Nevada and eastern California has dried out significantly since receiving only about 50-percent of normal snowfall last winter. A large crop of grass and brush is evident at lower elevations and trees and other forest vegetation at higher elevations are quickly drying out. The public is encouraged to safely enjoy the public lands, bearing in mind that the recent Martis, Waterfall, Andrew and Hawken fires were all human-caused.
Motorists are advised to be careful when driving off-road, because hot exhaust systems can ignite dry grasses. The potential for another devastating fire during the summer is very real. Report fires to the Interagency Dispatch Center, Minden, Nevada, (775) 883-5995, or dial 911. Read the rest of this entry »
June 12, 2008
DAYTON, Nev.—Join park rangers each month for an hour and a half of fun-filled nature activities designed for children ages 2-7 and their parent or caregiver to enjoy together. We will be taking short nature hikes, making crafts and learning about plants and animals.
The event is scheduled on June 17, July 15 and August 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and visitors will meet at the park’s group pavilion. Contact Lynn Stephenson at 775-687-5678 for more information.
June 10, 2008
CARSON CITY, Nev.—Nevada’s Division of State Parks is granting free fishing access to its state parks on June 14, 2008.
“Fishing is still one of our great pastimes and is an excellent way to get families and children into our parks,” said Dave Morrow, administrator for the Nevada Division of State Parks. “In support of Free Fishing Day, all of our water-based parks are participating by giving free entrance to visitors who show fishing poles at park entrances.” Read the rest of this entry »
May 30, 2008
DAYTON, Nev.–Join a historian on a tour of the Rock Point Mill site on Saturday, June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Now just a quiet spot across from the Dayton State Park’s entrance, the site, after gold and silver were discovered in the 1850s and 60s, was anything but quiet. The Rock Point Mill was one of the largest stamp mills on the Carson River and one of the only ruins left from those mining days.
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