37°F
weather icon Clear

Ormsby to serve with Nevada Conservation Districts program

The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced that Zachary Ormsby has been hired as the new program manager for the Nevada Conservation Districts Program.

Ormsby will work with Nevada’s 28 conservation districts to help advance natural resource conservation and management throughout the state’s diverse rural and urban landscapes, the department said in an announcement.

Ormsby is a native Nevadan with over 15 years of experience in project management and natural resource conservation. He has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of San Diego and a master’s degree in Geography with an emphasis in Natural Resource Planning from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Previously, Ormsby worked for the Nevada Division of State Parks as a conservation specialist. There, he spearheaded numerous conservation projects at the new Walker River State Recreation Area that focused on improving water quality and enhancing habitat for pollinator species, sage-grouse, and other native plant species, as well as expanding recreational access.

He has worked closely with a variety of state, federal, non-governmental organizations, and private agencies on a myriad of green energy projects, infrastructure developments, and the urban-wildland interface. Ormsby has also organized and co-chaired various climate change conferences and currently volunteers as a mentor to help educate Nevada’s youth about local wildlife conservation. birdwatching, and outdoor photography.

“We are very pleased to have Zachary take the helm of the Nevada Conservation Districts Program,” Dominique Etchegoyhen, deputy director of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, said in a statement Nov. 25.

“We look forward to working with Zachary to foster environmental stewardship on the ground by bringing people together in locally-led conservation.”

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Health Expert: Spread of the Coronavirus not as virulent in the US

The spread of the novel coronavirus, which has infected more than 69,000 people globally and led to more than 1,600 deaths, may not be as impactful in the U.S. as it has been in China, where the virus is thought to have originated. Over a dozen people have tested positive in the U.S. as of mid-February, according to the World Health Organization.

Nye County Sheriff’s Office set to use ankle monitors to relieve jail crowding

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office is set to relieve crowding in its detention center with the use of an ankle monitoring system. On Feb. 4 the Nye County Commission gave the go-ahead to a monitoring and services agreement with Illinois-based company Track Group Inc.

Nevada Democratic Caucus early voting starts this weekend

The process of awarding delegates to the array of candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination is underway, and Nevada will the be third state in the nation to voice its presidential preferences.

Grazing regulations up for revision

The Bureau of Land Management is currently in the processing of revising its grazing regulations, filing a notice of intent with the Federal Register in late January to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement detailing how the proposed changes could effect the land and wildlife.

Hearts for the homeless

Ashlin Banning, just 8 years old, is trying her best to make a difference with the homeless here in the valley.

Nevada state employee harassment claims increase 50%

Despite a task force created to address the problem of workplace sexual harassment, the number of claims filed by state employees has increased by more than 50 percent.

Nevada Census grants available to fund materials, outreach

The Nevada Complete Count Committee is now rolling out its 2020 census administrative support and partnership grant applications, aimed at helping provide cash to organizations and entities working on the 2020 census.

Troublesome tumbleweeds create chaos

Pahrump resident Betty Robison was blown away when she peered out the window of her East Mt. Charleston Drive home last week.

In Season: Start seeds now for a spring and summer harvest

This is an exciting time of year for the vegetable gardener. Seeds started over the next few weeks will be providing you with a bounty in just a few short months. Seed starting is easier than you may think if you follow a few simple steps.