The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service is giving more than $1 million to help fund wildfire restoration in Nevada.
Wildfires burned over one million acres this year, resulting in a significant loss of agricultural land and critical sage grouse habitat.
The USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service made $1.2 million available for landscape enhancement and restoration projects.
The money will be awarded to eligible project applicants for seeding, sagebrush establishment, watering infrastructure and riparian improvements.
The NRCS will work in conjunction with the Nevada Conservation Credit System, a state mitigation program designed to offset impacts from manmade disturbances.