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Carson City District
Release Date: 03/21/13
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 ,
News Release No. CCDO 2013-30

Partners Come Together to Plant Trees near Indian Creek Campground

Carson City, Nev. – Beginning March 26, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District, American Forests, Nevada Conservation Corps, and Alpine County are partnering to reforest areas burned by the Airport Fire.  This 2011 fire burned 81 acres of BLM and Alpine County managed land located near the Indian Creek Recreation Area and Alpine County Airport. 

Last fall, the BLM and Alpine County developed an agreement which allowed for consistent reforestation of the fire area across the two ownerships. The BLM will use federal fire rehabilitation funds to plant 30 acres, and the Alpine County portion of the fire (51 acres) will be funded from American Forests’ Global ReLeaf, a Grant Program.

The planting of 25,000 Jeffrey pine seedlings will be completed by a Nevada Conservation Corps (NCC) crew and is expected to take two weeks (weather permitting). The crew members are AmeriCorps volunteers engaged in national service to earn money for student loans or future coursework. For many of these volunteers, this will be their first large scale reforestation project.

This project leverages funds and partners to insure the reforestation of this highly visible, economically important, and ecologically challenging site. An interpretive sign will be installed at the site this summer describing the efforts between these partners in creating this future forest for all to enjoy.

For more information, please contact Coreen Francis, BLM Forester, at 775-885-6161. 

American Forests is the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country, and is a strong advocate for the protection and expansion of America’s forests. Since 1990, they have planted more than 43 million trees. The Global ReLeaf program selects lands where additional funding can help create a new forest that would not be possible under existing programs and budgets.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Carson City District   5665 Morgan Mill Road      Carson City, NV 89703  

Last updated: 04-20-2015