Highlighted Projects

This page contains links to highlighted NDF  projects throughout the state. 

 

Cottonwood Ranch Conservation Credit System Project

This project aims to improve, protect, and preserve high quality meadow and upland habitat for greater sage-grouse (GRSG) on 1,009 acres for at least an initial five year period. Upon sale of Nevada Conservation Credit System (CCS) credits to a mitigation buyer, the project proponent will commit to preserving the high quality habitat for at least a 30 year term. This will further incentivize the protection of GRSG habitats from invasive species and catastrophic wildfire as well as sustainable water supplies for agricultural and wildlife use.

Arrow Creek Hazardous Fuels Reduction

This project will improve the fire safety for the community of Arrow Creek in southwest Reno, Nevada. At least 178 acres will be treated to enhance the protection of life and property from catastrophic wildfire as well as maintain sustainable fresh water supplies for municipal, agricultural, and wildlife use.

Mount Wilson Guest Ranch

This project will improve forest health, create a shaded fuel break to protect life and property from catastrophic wildfire, as well as maintain sustainable habitat for wildlife use.

City of Sparks – Truckee River Corridor Restoration

This project will improve urban forest health on at least 7 acres along the Truckee River Trail in Sparks, Nevada. The trail is a heavily used and high value urban park trail within the city. Removal of dying and dead tress with hazard tree pruning will be accomplished. This project will enhance the urban forest conditions to better protect life and property along the trail corridor.

John’s Ranch Conservation Credit System Project

This project aims to improve, protect, and preserve high quality meadow and upland habitat for greater sage-grouse (GRSG) on approx. 1,075 acres for at least an initial five year period. Upon sale of Nevada Conservation Credit System (CCS) credits to a mitigation buyer, the project proponent will commit to preserving the high quality habitat for at least a 30 year term. This will further incentivize the protection of GRSG habitats from invasive species and catastrophic wildfire as well as sustainable water supplies for agricultural and wildlife use.

South Fork State Recreation Area: Stabilization and Meadow Restoration

This project will improve rangeland health on 600 acres within the South Fork State Recreation Area in Elko County. It will also create enhanced conditions that improve water quality for municipal, agricultural, and wildlife use. Ecosystem restoration is being implemented on bottomlands which were formerly managed for irrigation agriculture. The restoration includes invasive species management, revegetation of meadows and streambank stabilization through establishment of woody vegetation along streambanks. NDF is the lead agency managing the project, which uses prescribed burning, herbiciding, reseeding and planting of nursery stock to restore native vegetation. The results will be a reduction in weeds, control of erosion, improvement of wildlife habitat and reduction of sedimentation into South Fork Reservoir. Long-term benefits include increases in mammal, fish and bird populations, deceased deposition of fine and coarse sediments into South Fork Reservoir, and more aesthetically pleasing environment at the park for outdoor recreationists.

Lamoille Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project

Hazardous fuel reduction and thinning of overstocked trees is being implemented on privately owned lands within the 1.84 sq. mile boundary of the town of Lamoille. NDF Conservation Camp crews are removing dead, diseased and overstocked trees, as well as understory shrubs. They then stack, chip or burn residual fuels, depending on size. The results will be a reduction in wildfire threat to private structures and flood threat from downed trees in waterways.  The project is being funded by NDF, private landowners, and US Forest Service-State and Private Forestry. For more information, see the project fact sheet.

Virgin River-Mesquite/Bunkerville Area

This project was funded through a Western Competitive Grant from the U.S. Forest Service. This grant was a continuation of work started by the State of Utah and the State of Arizon. The purpose of the grant was to reduce the the amount of Tamarisk (Salt Cedar) along the Virgin River and help reduce the fire risk associated with Tamarisk. Once the Tamarisk was removed, NDF along with cooperators and volunteers replanted and irrigated native and adapted vegetation to mitigate erosion and help native wildlife. Some of treatments areas were along a popular walking/bicycling trail. A secondary benefit in those treatment areas was better public safety.

Wiley Ranch-Southern Lyon County

This project was funded through Hazardous fuel dollars. The treatment was to create a fuel break with a secondary benefit to improve habitat for the Bi-State Sage Grouse Population.

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