Firefighting sheep to start arriving Sunday in Carson City

March 30, 2007

Nevada Division of Forestry Logo (Nevada Appeal)–Sheep will be brought into Carson City’s western hills starting this weekend to help make the area less prone to wildfire. “The sheep are fantastic, said Pete Anderson, Nevada state forester. “They’re an excellent tool to take that fine fuel and crop it off. It makes a huge difference.” Read the full article…


Trails and Outdoor Leadership Training May 18-20

March 26, 2007

Nevada State Parks LogoLAKE TAHOE—Join the Sierra Front Recreation Coalition, Tahoe Rim Trail Association and many other trails organizations and agencies in the Lake Tahoe area for the Second Annual Trails and Outdoor Leadership Training Friday May 18 to Sunday May 20, 2007 at Galena Creek Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Dangberg Historic Home Ranch Opens for Tours April 1

March 26, 2007

Dangberg Home Ranch

GARDNERVILLE, Nev.–The Nevada Division of State Parks is pleased to announce the opening of the Dangberg Historic Home Ranch. Beginning April 1, 2007 park staff and volunteers will offer tours of the historic site. Read the rest of this entry »

Cathedral Gorge State Park 2007 Events

March 22, 2007

Cathedral Gorge State Park, NevadaCathedral Gorge State Park is known for its carved, dramatic cliffs and canyons, remnants of a Pliocene-era lakebed. More than 50,000 visitors each year enjoy hiking trails for exploring the cave-like formations and cathedral-like spires. Miller Point, a scenic overlook, offers excellent views of the scenic canyon. Cathedral Gorge is 165 miles northeast of Las Vegas via Interstate 15 North and U.S. Highway 93. A 24-unit campground is open year-round. Read the rest of this entry »

Endangered plant gains conservation ground in Las Vegas

March 19, 2007

Nevada Division of Forestry LogoLas Vegas bearpoppy habitat to be preserved at Nellis Air Force Base under new agreement with Nevada Division of Forestry

LAS VEGAS–If the Las Vegas bearpoppy could speak, it might say, “thank you.”

Under a new permit granted by the Nevada Division of Forestry for the Nellis Air Force Base to develop a portion of the base’s land, the Air Force will set aside more than 230 acres for permanent bearpoppy habitat. Read the rest of this entry »

Forestry awards $280,800 to Nevada Fire Safe Council

March 15, 2007

Nevada Division of Forestry LogoCarson, Tahoe and Douglas communities to benefit from grants

CARSON CITY, Nev.–The Nevada Division of Forestry announced today that it is awarding seven grants to Nevada Fire Safe Council chapters totaling $280,800 for fuel reduction projects. Read the rest of this entry »

Forum to address forest health (Tahoe Daily Tribune)

March 14, 2007

Nevada State Lands Logo (State Lands) Tahoe Daily TribuneUrban lots and forestry will be the focus of presentations by the Nevada Division of State Lands, the U.S. Forest Service and the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District at a community forum on Wednesday night. Read the story.