Grants available for forest protection projects

Three Nevada forestry preservation projects will be recipients of up to $10 million in Forest Legacy Program competitive grant funding.

The Nevada Division of Forestry is accepting proposals for the voluntary program that assists private landowners with protecting working forests from conversion to non-forest uses through the creation of conservation easements and property acquisition.

Forestlands that contain important scenic, cultural, recreation and water resources, fish and wildlife habitat and other ecological assets that support continued traditional forest uses are considered priority projects.

Local governments, land trust organizations and other nonprofit conservation organizations can apply for funds on behalf of private landowners.

Anyone interested in submitting a proposal can view eligibility requirements and application instructions at http://forestry.nv.gov/grants/.

Consultation with Nevada Division of Forestry staff regarding questions about the Forest Legacy Program or the proposal process prior to submitting an application is recommended to ensure proposals meet state and federal eligibility requirements.

For more information, contact Heather Giger, Stewardship/Legacy Program coordinator, at 775-684-2552 or hdgiger@forestry.nv.gov.

The Nevada Division of Forestry is a division within the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The Division coordinates and manages all forestry, nursery, endangered plant species and watershed resource activities on certain public and private lands. The Division provides protection of life, property and natural resources through fire suppression, prevention programs and provides other emergency services as required.

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