Natural Resources

Purpose

The Division of Forestry provides professional natural resource and fire services to Nevada citizens to enhance and protect forest, rangeland, and watershed values; conserve endangered plants and other native flora; and provide effective statewide fire protection and emergency management.

Programs

Forest Stewardship Program – The Forest Stewardship Program provides technical assistance to private landowners of non-industrial forestland in the state.

Forest Health Program – The Forest Health Program offers assistance to landowners in the form of education and information on forest pests and disease and ways of managing them.

Urban and Community Forestry Program – The Urban and Community Forestry(U&CF) Program seeks to raise public awareness on the value of community trees through financial, educational, and technical assistance. Programs include U&CF Grants, the Arbor Day Poster Contest, Nevada’s Tree City USAs, the Nevada Big Tree Program, and works with the Nevada Shade Tree Council.

Forest Legacy Program – The Forest Legacy Program works with private, local government and Federal programs to focus on conservation in two ways: directly supporting property acquisition; or supporting efforts to aquire donated conservation easements.

Threatened And Endangered Species Program – The Threatened and Endangered Species Program over sees all permits and appilcations regarding threatened and endangered species. Conducts public hearings regarding listing of species or not.

Biomass Program – The biomass program promotes the uses of biomass as an alternative fuel source. Coordinates the use of collection bins for chippings from project work.

Conservation Education – The Conservation Education Program helps educate the youth of Nevada in scientifically based natural resource management.

State Assessments – Information and links to natural resource assessments for the State of Nevada.

 

Several of these programs are funded through grants from the U.S. Forest Service- 

“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
To file a complaint of discrimination:  write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

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