Eastern Sierra Conservation Camp


Facility Facts

The Eastern Sierra (Stewart) Camp, opened in 1978 with the ability to house 350 inmates. Currently the Nevada Division of Forestry has 17 crew supervisor positions with the ability to “employ” 150 inmates in conservation related projects and in emergency response activities.

Project Work:

Over the past three years, Eastern Sierra (Stewart) Camp has averaged 233,930 hours working on projects both paid and community based each year. Over the last three years, Eastern Sierra Camp has brought in $1,118,910 in project revenue.

  • Fuels reduction and forest health work: Carson Range
  • Nevada Department of Transportation: fence building, litter clean-up, repairing guard rails, cleaning culverts, fuels reduction, and general maintenance of facilities
  • Nevada Division of State Parks (providing labor for projects) for Lake Tahoe State Park and Washoe Lake State Park
  • Assist communites in the following counties, Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, Storey, Churchill, and Washoe Counties
  • Non-profit organizations such as: volunteer fire departments, senior centers, community centers, non government organizations, and cemeteries
  • Fire rehabilitation efforts on local fires including seeding, soil stabilization, and damaged fence repair
  • Landowner assistance with fuels reduction and conservation work though the help of the fire protection and resource management officers

Emergency Response

Eastern Sierra Camp has averaged 65,357 hours working on emergency incidents for the last three years. 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. The Eastern Sierra Camp location in the western part of the state, allows it to play a pivotal role in initial attack of fires in Western Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Eastern Sierra Conservation Camp

2478 Fairview Drive
Carson City, NV 89701

Telephone 775-687-4083

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