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RCI Assisting Carson City with Brownfields Program

RCI has been selected to assist Carson City in EPA’s Brownfield Program for community outreach. Carson City has received $400,000 from the EPA’s Brownfields Program, and the money will help the city find and clean up hazardous contamination that may exist in the city’s redevelopment district. From the Nevada Appeal: Carson City has received $400,000 […]

Urban Wildlife

One of the perks of being located on the west side of Carson City is the herds of wild deer that forage through the neighborhood. They especially come out on the weekend, when the streets are quiet. Last Sunday, this herd of 7 was foraging in RCI’s backyard.

RCI is Guest Speaker at the 2010 BMP Workshop

The 11th annual Best Management Practices (BMP) Workshop was held on Friday, April 16, 2010 at the Lake Tahoe Community College. The workshop is offered to contractors and designers to provide them a better understanding of the regulatory requirements within the Lake Tahoe basin. The workshop is organized by the BMP Retrofit Partners, which consist […]

RCI wins “Best in the Basin” for engineering work at Tahoe

Resource Concepts, Inc., is a 2009 winner of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s “Best in the Basin” award award for a commercial rebuild project. The engineering, natural resource and environmental consulting firm provided civil design and permitting services for South Lake’s Ski Run Center, a 1.7-acre site owned by Gersick Enterprises. “The site had numerous […]

RCI lends a hand to Kirkwood and PG&E power efforts

RCI recently began environmental impact work for PG&E’s Salt Springs Powerhouse to its service area in Kirkwood, California. Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District is proposing to construct a power line from PG&E’s Salt Springs Powerhouse to its service area in Kirkwood, California. The proposed project would involve the Eldorado National Forest authorizing a 50-year term […]

What’s New: Indian Hills Water Transmission Main

RCI is working with Indian Hills GID on the funding and design of the proposed Indian Hills Water Transmission Main. Currently, the main source of water for Indian Hills GID has levels of arsenic above the state and federal MCL. Indian Hills GID has been researching various solutions since 2002, including the option of constructing […]

RCI’s Don Henderson to discuss Nevada agriculture at “Eagles & Ag” Feb. 19

GARDNERVILLE — The Carson Valley agricultural and ranching community, along with the Carson Valley Visitors Authority, the Lahontan Audubon Society, the Great Basin Bird Observatory, the Nature Conservancy and the conservation community have announced that the unique birds of prey viewing and agricultural education experience, the 8th Annual Eagles and Agriculture Event, will take place […]

Fuels Reduction in the Virginia City Highlands

The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources brings this YouTube video of fuels reduction work being done in the Virginia City Highlands. In 2002 RCI outlined a Wildfire Risk Assessment and Fuel Reduction Plan for the Virginia Highlands. The recommendations are now being carried out by the Nevada Fire Safe Council.