Tonopah Conservation Camp

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Facility Facts

Opened in 1990 with the ability to house 152 inmates. Currently the Nevada Division of Forestry has six crew supervisor positions with the ability to employ 72 inmates in conservation related projects and in emergency response activities.

Project Work

Over the past three years, Tonopah Camp has averaged 107,170 hours working on projects both paid and community based each year. Over the last three years, Tonopah Camp has brought in $814,110 in project revenue and done with the Nevada Department of Transportation, including: fence building, litter clean-up, repairing guard rails, cleaning culverts, fuels reduction and general maintenance of facilities. The Tonopah Camp has also done community work for: Tonopah, Hadley, Round Mountain, Goldfield, Beatty, Manhattan, Belmont, Dyer, Austin and Kingston, and

  • Work for Esmeralda and Nye Counties: Buildings and Grounds, Road Departments and School Districts
  • Nevada Division of State Parks (providing labor for projects): fuels reduction and forest health work
  • Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park
  • Non-profit organizations such as: volunteer fire departments, community centers, and cemeteries
  • Fire rehabilitation efforts on local fires including seeding, soil stabilization, and damaged fence repair
  • Bureau of Land Management fuels reduction projects
  • Landowner assists with fence repair and fuels reduction though the assistance of the fire protection and resource management officers
  • Working with Fire Safe Councils in the communities of Belmont, Manhattan, Kingston, and Austin removing fuels in these communities to lessen the risk of a catastophic fire

Emergency Response

Over the past three years, Tonopah Camp has averaged 51,336 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. The Tonopah Camps location in the center of the state, requires them to play a pivotal role in initial attack of fires due to their quick response time to many locations throughout the state.

Tonopah Conservation Camp

P.O. Box1788
Tonopah, NV 89049

Telephone 775-482-3250

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