Natural Resource Management

Conservation Education

NDF resources program staff member showing an high school student how to planting system in Elko.

A primary goal of the Division’s Conservation Education Program is to educate the youth of Nevada in scientifically based natural resource management. Activities include organizing and conducting workshops that train teachers to be Conservation Education facilitators. Facilitators are then used to train youths and adults throughout the state.



Conduct and support on an annual basis, several conservation education workshops and seminars to further understanding of natural resource management throughout Nevada.


Project Learning Tree (PLT)

Nevada’s Project Learning Tree (PLT), a component of the Division’s Conservation Education program has been recognized as one of the premier supplementary pre-kindergarten through grade 12 environmental education programs available. Through hands-on, interdisciplinary activities, PLT provides students with opportunities to investigate environmental issues and encourages them to make informed, responsible decisions. PLT uses the forest as a “window on the world” to:

  • Increase students understanding of our complex Great Basin environment;
  • Stimulate critical and creative thinking;
  • Develop the ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues; and
  • Instill confidence to take responsible action on behalf of the environment.

Funding Opportunities

The Conservation Education and Outreach Program (CE) provides funding to organizations that help people of all ages understand and appreciate our country’s natural resources and how to conserve those resources for future generations. Funding is currently available for eligible applicants to expand or enhance CE programs and activities.

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Highlighted Projects

Western Region
Spooner Landscape Resilience Project
The Spooner Landscape Resilience Project is a 300-acre environmental improvement initiative, spearheaded by the Nevada Tahoe Resource Team and the Nevada Division of Forestry.
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Western Region
Lot X Fuels Reduction and Forest Restoration Project
The Lot X Fuels Reduction and Forest Reforestation Project was funded through a US Forest Service Hazardous Fuels Grant, to improve forest and riparian health in Lot X...
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Northern Region
Ruby Lake Estates Project
In partnership with the United States Forest Service, Conservation Crews from Wells and Carlin began work on the Ruby Lake Estates project in October of 2020. Located on the Southeast side of the Ruby Mountains...
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