weather icon Clear

Division of Forestry grants can help restore ecosystems

The Nevada Division of Forestry announced Jan. 20 that it is seeking pre-proposals for three competitive grant programs: Landscape Scale Restoration, Western State Fire Manager’s-Wildland Urban Interface and Hazardous Fuel-Community Protection.

Nevada’s urban, rural and wildland ecosystems are continuously threatened by invasions of non-native species, insects and disease, as well as development disturbance, unsustainable management and destructive natural events, such as floods and wildfires, and the Division of Forestry said these grants can help address these risks.

These grant opportunities, made available through the USDA Forest Service, enable cooperators to identify LSR needs and apply for funding to address important natural resource management and conservation issues. Funds may be used to implement restoration treatments that improve or restore urban/rural forests and rangelands, water resources, riparian areas and wildlife habitat.

Projects that mitigate extreme wildfire behavior, noxious weed infestations and negative ecosystem impacts are also eligible.

WSFM-WUI can be used to reduce hazardous wildfire fuel, create community wildfire protection plans and perform community outreach and wildfire prevention in the wildland urban interface. HF-CP can be used to implement on-the-ground hazardous fuel reduction projects and restoration of fire-adapted ecosystems that are located on non-federal property adjacent to USDA Forest Service lands.

Both the WSFM-WUI and HF-CP grants are funding opportunities made available through the USDA Forest Service.

LSR, WSFM-WUI and HF-CP funding is only available for projects on non-federal lands in Nevada.

Pre-proposals for all competitive grant programs must be submitted on the approved forms available on NDF’s website at forestry.nv.gov/grants/

The website also provides a more detailed description of the criteria and instructions for eligibility, as well as the scoring criteria that will be used to rank applications.

Pre-proposals must be received by NDF as prescribed in the grant guidance documents found on the website. Late, incomplete or faxed pre-proposals will not be accepted.

Due dates of pre-proposals:

LSR – March 1, 2021

WSFM-WUI – March 1, 2021

HF-CP – Feb. 15, 2021

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Death Valley visitation fell to 820,000 in 2020

Death Valley National Park announced visitation fell to 820,000 people 2020, about half the number of people that visited the park the previous year.

Rally against desert solar projects planned for Saturday

Basin and Range Watch, a nonprofit organization with the slogan “Defending the Desert,” will hold a live and virtual gathering Saturday to bring attention to large-scale solar projects planned for California and Nevada.

California lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Wednesday, Feb. 24 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $24 million.

Outdoor recreation survey to help shape future projects in Nevada

What should the future of outdoor recreation look like in Nevada? What should dollars earmarked for the purpose be put toward? What kind of projects do Nevadans want to see over the course of the next few years?

Tonopah Liquor Co., where everybody knows your name

Tiffany and Marc Grigory were reminded of what kind of town their Tonopah Liquor Company serves when they were forced to close the venerable bar during the pandemic.

Pahrump Rotarians provide books to local school children

An ongoing program to increase literacy rates among area elementary school children has returned, courtesy of the Pahrump Valley Rotary Club.

Two-vehicle crash jams traffic along Highways 160, 372

No serious injuries were reported following a two-vehicle collision along southbound Highway 160, just before 12:30 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 22nd.

Credit union offering free financial education

In an effort to help youth become financially savvy, America First Credit Union is launching FUNDamentals, a customizable, financial literacy program created for kindergarten through 12th grade students and teachers.

Nye County 4-H robotics team earns prestigious awards

Awkward Silence, Southern Nye County 4-H’s competitive robotics team, took home two first-place awards at the first ever virtual FIRST Tech Challenge Southern Nevada League Championship competition this week.

HOPE Run retaining virtual format for 2021

With spring just a few weeks away and temperatures beginning to warm in the Pahrump Valley, residents’ minds are undoubtedly turning to the delights of the outdoors and what better way to get out and get active than with the NyE Communities Coalition’s annual HOPE Run?