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Land Managers To Reseed Elko, Eureka and White Pine Counties After Fire

State and federal land managers launched an aerial reseeding effort to stabilize and rehabilitate more than 10,000 acres of public land burned by wildfires in eastern Nevada last year.

The work started last week and was expected to improve habitat for threatened sage grouse and other wildlife as well as boost the overall health of watersheds.

Officials for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Nevada Department of Wildlife were concentrating the effort in Elko, Eureka and White Pine Counties.

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The biggest part of the project will be reseeding nearly all of the more than 7,500 acres that burned in August south of the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The project is expected to take two to four weeks to complete.