The Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department will be coordinating the annual fuel reduction program using sheep starting next week.
This project is also in coordination with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Nevada Division of State Lands, the Washoe Tribe and Carson Community Council and private property owners.
This year, there will be two bands (groups) of sheep grazing in Carson City.
The first band will enter Carson City on the north end of town near Timberline and behind Western Nevada College starting Sunday, April 11.
The second band will be grazing the area behind Greenhouse Garden Center starting Tuesday, April 13. The sheep will be grazing in Carson City through May 31.
Those recreating near the grazing sheep are asked:
• To keep dogs on a leash or at home to avoid potential conflicts,
• Please maintain a distance from the sheep,
• Do not produce loud noises,
• Do not run while observing them.
There will be guard dogs accompanying the sheep for protection from predators and temporary signage will be placed at nearby trailheads to alert users of their presence. The sheep will only graze a specific area for 3-4 days.
For information on the project, or to report a wayward sheep, contact the Carson City Parks, Recreation & Open Space Department at 775-887-2262.