Humboldt Conservation Camp

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Originally opened in 1988, currently the Nevada Division of Forestry has 9 crew supervisor positions with the ability to employ 108 inmates in conservation related projects and in emergency response activities.

Project Work:

Over the past three years, Humboldt Camp has averaged 104,860 hours working on projects both paid and community based each year. Over the last three years, Humboldt Camp has brought in $968,475 in project revenue.

  • Community work for: Winnemucca.
  • Work for Humboldt County: Buildings and Grounds, Road Departments and School District
  • Nevada Division of State Parks (providing labor for projects) at Rye Patch State Park
  • Division of Water Resources assisting with watershed improvement
  • Non-profit organizations such as: volunteer fire departments, senior centers, community centers and cemeteries
  • Fire rehabilitation efforts on local fires including seeding, soil stabilization, and damaged fence repair
  • Landowner assistance with fence repair and fuels reduction though the help of the fire protection and resource management officers

Emergency Response

Over the past three years, the Humboldt Camp has averaged 37,179 hours working on emergency incidents each year. All incidents not in NDF jurisdiction bring in revenue for the general fund. Emergency responses include wildland fire, search and rescue, ice and snow removal when there is threat to life and/or property and flood control. Over the past few years we have been requested to assist California in wildland fire control when their resources are stretched thin. Humboldt Camps location in the Northeast, allows them to play a pivotal role in initial attack of fires in Humboldt and Pershing Counties.


Humboldt Conservation Camp

8105 Conservation Rd
P.O. Box 1957
Winnemucca, NV 89486
Telephone 775-623-6536

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