High Desert Council gets federal funds for new projects in southern Nevada

August 19, 2008

LAS VEGAS — Laurelle Hughes, president, High Desert Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc., and Ron Davidson, acting state conservationist for the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Nevada, have signed an agreement to partner on five new projects in southern Nevada.

The five projects will stimulate economic development and increase conservation efforts in southern Nevada. “We’re really excited about these new opportunities to help our rural areas,” said Hughes. “The projects will create jobs and make the areas better places to live.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Grants awarded for conservation projects at Mt. Charleston

July 31, 2008
The Mt. Charleston License Plate

The Mt. Charleston License Plate

Funds generated from Mt. Charleston license plate sales

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Division of State Lands has awarded grants totaling $104,523 for six projects promoting the natural environment of the Mt. Charleston area, between Las Vegas and Pahrump.

Funds for the grants are generated from sales of the Mt. Charleston license plate, one of many specialty plates available at the Department of Motor Vehicles that include a percentage of the registration fees assigned to special efforts statewide.

The six projects promote the intent of the Mt. Charleston License Plate Program by supporting the natural environment of the Mt. Charleston area by improving wildlife habitat, the ecosystem, the forest and public access. Read the rest of this entry »