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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.

RCI to present at wild horse and burro conference in November

On November 3-5, 2009, the Society for Range Management is presenting its Conference on Wild and Feral Horse and Burro Management and Policy. The Society for Range Management (SRM), which is based in Colorado, is dedicated to supporting individuals who work with Rangelands and are committed to their sustainable use and conservation. The Conference is […]

Fish Habitat Mitigation

In June 2009, a team of two performed fish habitat mitigation monitoring on a (first-order) perennial creek draining directly to the Tahoe Basin.  Fish habitat displaced by recent pier construction in the lake was mitigated with fish habitat improvements to the creek to facilitate spawning.  One team member seine netted the creek for six species […]

SB 394 won’t close public land to OHVs

RCI employee Jeremy Drew wrote this editorial for the Reno Gazette Journal On May 29, 2009. The Legislative Committee on Public Lands, chaired by Sen. Dean Rhoads, R-Tuscarora, sponsored Senate Bill 394, requiring titling and annual registration of off-highway vehicles. Sen. Rhoads and other rural legislators have received some misdirected criticism for their support of […]

May 2009 News

RCI was the design civil engineer for this $2.5M Carson High School track and field facility renovation. The renovation consisted of removing the existing natural turf and replacing it with state of the art artificial turf, removal and replacement of the existing asphaltic paving and remnant track surface with new asphalt and a new rubberized […]

March 2009 News

Construction Construction of the 24-inch Heybourne Road Waterline designed by Resource Concepts, Inc. Construction began November 2008 and will continue through the end of March 2009. The 9,300-foot project brings water from the Town of Minden to the Douglas County East Valley Water System.

February 2009 News

Construction: Construction of Phase I of the Waterfall Fire Watershed Assessment project began in late January. The project consists of constructing a small sedimentation basin, and conveyance rock structure upstream of the Longranch Subdivision and below the Carson City Water Treatment Plant. Work includes a small basin, piping, a rock-lined dry stream bed, a construction […]

January 2009 News

Recreation: The Sierra snow pack is off to a great start! We are hoping for a good boating season for the Carson River. Carson River Aquatic Trail Maps developed by RCI in conjunction with Carson City and the Nevada Commission on Tourism are available at the Carson City Parks and Recreation Office, the Nevada Commission […]