The sheep are back grazing cheatgrass in the hills of Carson City, Nevada. Ann Bollinger from Carson City Parks and Open Space discusses the grazing project and how targeted grazing can be used to help manage invasive weeds and protect homes from wildfires.
Agency plays key role in response and recovery
WELLS, Nev.—Since early yesterday, Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) employees were at the epicenter of the Wells earthquake—as both responders and victims.
Al Case is the division’s fire captain in Wells. His house suffered heavy damage but he quickly secured his home by patching the worst leaks, shutting off the propane and he was one of the first on scene in downtown Wells. Case responded with the Elko County Sheriff’s Department.
Crew Supervisor Jim Hunt’s home suffered a one-inch crack down the middle, panels had fallen off the walls and one of the end walls had shifted a couple of inches. Hunt was also a first responder with the Wells Volunteer Fire Department. Other NDF employees in the area suffered cracks in their walls, broken dishes and other damage. Read the rest of this entry »
CARSON CITY, Nev.—The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has identified new administrators for the department’s Division of State Lands and Natural Heritage Program upon the upcoming retirement of two long-time administrators.
“The Department is fortunate to have such outstanding talent within its ranks that I am able to name the eventual replacements for two division heads in advance of the retirement of key administrators,” said Allen Biaggi, department director. ”This is ideal in that it allows the outgoing and incoming administrators to work together toward seamless transitions for the two divisions.” Read the rest of this entry »
CARSON CITY, Nev.–As wildfires continue to rage throughout California, Governor Jim Gibbons announced today that additional fire suppression resources from Nevada are in route to provide much needed assistance.
The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) is helping to coordinate six Strike Teams, consisting of 35 engines and 127 fire personnel from multiple state and local fire-fighting agencies. These teams are comprised of highly skilled fire crews who specialize in both structural and wildland fires. Governor Gibbons also authorized two Nevada National Guard C-130s and two helicopters along with an NDF helicopter manager, to deploy to the California fires.