Resource Concepts, Inc.
Celebrating 31 Years 1978-2009
Engineering • Surveying • Resources & Environmental Services
Photo 1. Typical salt desert shrub vegetation found throughout Churchill County. Sagebrush, rabbitbrush, greasewood, and understory grasses here are estimated at one to two tons per acre.
Photo 2. Irrigation ditches in Fallon and the Fallon Outskirts have accumulations of willow, grasses, and Russian thistle tumbleweeds. Irrigation ditches could act as a wick, drawing an escaped ditch burn through the community. This is a serious hazard in the fall when ditches are dry.
Photo 3. Accumulations of vegetation along the railroad in Fallon present a hazard because sparks from the railroad can ignite dry vegetation and start a fire.