Critical Nevada conservation projects receive stimulus package funds

March 13, 2009

 

SPARKS, Nev. – U.S. Forest Service Chief Abigail Kimbell announced today that as part of the agency’s participation in the nation’s economic recovery program, the Nevada Division of Forestry will receive more than $1.3 million to fund Lincoln County conservation projects. These Nevada projects are part of the initial 10 percent selected for the first round of Forest Service funding.           

“This is tremendous news for the State of Nevada,” said Governor Jim Gibbons. “These funds will help create 24 full-time jobs in Nevada and will retain four existing jobs while improving critical range and forest lands. I thank the Forest Service for awarding these dollars and applaud the Nevada Division of Forestry for quickly and successfully securing these competitive funds for Nevada.”

Federal stimulus funds for the projects total $1,314,100. Read the rest of this entry »

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Federal Land and Water Conservation grant funds available

November 13, 2007

Lamoille, Nevada waterfall. Photo courtesy of the Nevada Commission on Tourism. 

CARSON CITY, Nev.—The Nevada Division of State Parks announced today that there are federal funds available for local park and recreation capital improvement and acquisition projects through the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Counties, cities, unincorporated towns, general improvement districts and Native American tribes are potentially eligible for the 50:50 matching grants offered through the program. This National Park Service grant program is administered for Nevada by the State Parks division. Projects are being solicited for the 2007 and 2008 fiscal years.

Application packages will be available on State Parks’ website on November 15, 2007. Hard copies are also available upon request. The due date for fiscal year 2007 applications is January 31, 2008 by 5:00 pm. Faxed copies are not accepted. Read the rest of this entry »