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Our Vision

To manage healthy and resilient landscapes through public and private partnerships in urban, rural and wildland areas across Nevada that sustain necessary water supplies, local economies, human health, and wildlife habitat for present and future generations of Nevadans.

Our Mission

The Nevada Division of Forestry provides professional natural resource and wildland fire management services to Nevada citizens and visitors to enhance, conserve and protect forest, rangeland and watershed values, endangered plants and other native flora.

Objectives

Continue to improve the health and vigor of Nevada’s watersheds and diverse ecosystems through increased technical assistance to landowners and land managers; develop partnerships with Federal, state and local agencies and the private sector; enforce state laws and regulations; promote scientifically-based conservation and best management practices; and educate the public on land stewardship ethics.

Actively protect, enhance and manage the natural resources of the state through education, technical transfer and revegetation of wildfire-damaged lands.

Provide scientifically-based conservation and environmental education programs utilizing Nevada’s natural resources and their management as educational opportunities.

Improve the environment of our cities and communities by increasing the planting of trees and improving the care and maintenance of existing trees.

Promote public awareness about the important role community resources play in the quality of life for all Nevadans.

Tiehm Buckwheat Workshop Recordings

July 15th Workshop: Video Download (2gb high-resolution mp4)
July 20th Workshop: Video Download (3gb high-resolution mp4)
August 21st Workshop: Video Download (2gb high-resolution mp4)

2020 Nevada Forest, Range and Watershed Action Plan (Draft Available for Public Review)

Stakeholders and Interested Public: We are pleased to share NDF’s third draft of the revised Forest, Range and Watershed Action Plan. Our website contains the first published version of this plan completed in 2010. It was also updated in 2015 with an adjoining national priorities section. These updates and revisions are required every five years and so 2020 is the year for this major revision to be completed.

This plan is intended to provide a shared vision for natural resource management and conservation in Nevada. The plan incorporates the existing “All Hands – All Lands” approach together with the recent Shared Stewardship Agreement signed by the State and Federal land management agencies in Nevada to guide the strategic direction for the management of natural resources across all lands in Nevada. To ensure this goal, NDF is asking natural resource management and conservation stakeholders and interested public to review and provide substantive comments that help advance the plan’s strategic direction.

View/download the 2020 plan (draft for public review)
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Please use the format shown below to provide comments and send to Ryan Shane at rshane@forestry.nv.gov by COB 6/19/2020.

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Historical Archives about Forestry in Nevada

State Fire Warden Position

The Division of Forestry is funded from the state of Nevada and with grants from the U.S. Forest Service and other federal agencies.