RCI Reports

You have reached the RCI Reports storehouse. This page is a repository for all the reports we have made available online. Some of these reports can be read right from our web page; some of them are in PDF format and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, or another PDF viewer, to view them.

Recent Reports

Kirkwood Meadows Power Line Reliability Project EIS / EIR

In January 2012 RCI prepared the Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Kirkwood Meadows Power Line Reliability Project. This project is proposing to construct, operate, and maintain a 34.5 kilovolt (kV) power line that would connect the Kirkwood service area to an existing 115 kV transmission line near Salt Springs Reservoir in Amador County.

The EIS/EIR is available on RCI’s website, at http://www.rci-nv.com/reports/kirkwood-eis.

Mineral County Open Space Plan

RCI completed an Open Space Plan for Mineral County under a grant from Question 1. This project is detailed on its own Featured Project page: Mineral County Open Space Plan.

Full Report (PDF file, 29MB)

Meadow Valley Wash Damage Assessment & Remediation

In January 2005, a severe flood event in Lincoln County closed nearly 120 miles of roads and washed out portions of the Union Pacific operated rail line within the Clover Creek and Meadow Valley Wash watersheds. RCI entered into an agreement with the BLM to provide damage remediation services for the affected areas. Our final report disclosed the findings of the damage assessment with recommendations for natural resource reclamation and repairs to infrastructure.

Full Report (PDF file, 169MB)

Nevada Pinyon-Juniper Partnership Proposed Demonstration Project

Resource Concepts, Inc. was a key organizer and presenter at the Pinyon-Juniper Restoration and Utilization Summit held December 2010. RCI developed a series of White Papers regarding pinyon-juniper restoration and biomass utilization. The white papers are available for download here.

Full report (PDF file, 6.5MB)

Vista Tower Communications Project

RCI teamed with Previsualists, Inc. Custom Computer Graphics to prepare this Visual Assessment for three proposed cell towers in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. RCI conducted the analyses and wrote the report while Previsualists, Inc. prepared all of the visual simulations.

Full report (PDF file, 24MB)

Carson City Municipal Watershed Assessment & Recommendations

Full report (PDF file, 27MB)

Nevada Community Wildfire Risk/Hazard Assessment Project

As part of this project, RCI created wildfire risk assessment and recommendation reports for each of the 17 counties in Nevada, as well as two reports for Lake Tahoe communities. All of these reports can be viewed on our website. Choose a report below:

Older Reports

Truckee River Recreation Plan

This report can be read on our website.

Virginia Highlands Fire Safe Plan

This report can be read on our website.

Nevada Grazing Statistics Report

In 2000, Resource Concepts, Inc. was contracted by the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO) to research and compile grazing data from federal agencies to show historical and current grazing trends on federal lands in Nevada from 1980 to 1999. With the cooperation of the University of Nevada at Reno, University Center for Economic Development the data was analyzed to show implications of grazing decisions on rural and state economies in Nevada and Gnomon, Inc. prepared the GIS mapping. Working closely with the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Fish & Wildlife Service to collect the monumental amount of grazing data was a key element in completion of this project.
The complete report may be viewed by visiting the Nevada Department of Agriculture website at: http://agri.state.nv.us/NVGRAZE/index.htm. Or it can be downloaded here:

About The Project (PDF file, 98kb)
Executive Summary (PDF file, 486kb)
Full Project Report (PDF file, 1055kb)
Grazing Database (PDF file, 488kb)