Natural Resource Management

Aviation Services for Natural Resources

NDF helicopter flying over Lake Tahoe.

Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) utilizes two Huey helicopters and an Eagle Conversion helicopter and the associated Helitack staff to assist in the implementation of natural resource management projects. NDF’s aviation assets and staff are based at the Minden-Tahoe Airport, where they are readily available to respond to the natural resource management project needs.


Services Offered

  • Burned area emergency stabilization
  • Rehabilitation of burned and disturbed areas
  • Prescribed fires

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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