Natural Resource Management

Regulations for Forest Practices, Timber Lands, Trees & Flora

The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) are the current codified laws of the State of Nevada. The Statutes of Nevada are a compilation of all legislation passed by the Nevada Legislature during a particular Legislative Session. Please review information on NRS 527 – Protection and Preservation of Timbered Lands, Trees, and Flora, and NRS 528 - Forest Practices and Reforestation.


NRS 527 allows the State Forester to oversee the following:

  • Protection of Timbered Lands
  • Protection of Trees and Flora
  • Protection of Christmas Trees, Cacti and Yucca
  • Controlled Fires
  • Control of Forest Insects and Diseases
  • Use of Mechanical Devises for Harvesting Pine Nuts or Cones from Pinon Trees
  • Protection and Propagation of Selected Species of Native Flora
  • Forest and Range Renewable Natural Resources

Chapter 527 - Protection & Preservation of Timbered Lands, Trees & Flora


NRS 528 allows the State Forester to oversee the following:

Forest Practices includes:

  •  Logging permits
  •  Variance for logging with tractor on certain slopes
  • Cutting practices
  • Activities near bodies of water
  • Control of erosion
  • Seeding of trails
  • Practices to prevent and suppress fire and practices during fire seasom
  • Timberland Conversion

Reforestation includes:

  • Desert Forestry, Urban Forestry, and State Nurseries.

Chapter 528 - Forest Practices & Reforestation

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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