CARSON CITY, NV - February 08, 2022
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak will be joined by the Nevada State Forester Kacey KC and Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) Habitat Division Administrator Alan Jenne to visit wildland conservation personnel from the Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) and NDOW working to restore and enhance the health of the Tamarack Fire burn scar on Wednesday.
The Tamarack Fire, which was sparked by a lightning strike on July 4, 2021, was fueled by the area’s dry unhealthy landscape, burning a total of 68,696 acres in Nevada and California and destroying multiple homes and structures. Over the past five months, NDF and NDOW have been working to enhance the health and resiliency of the rangeland to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire, while helping to protect Nevada families, community infrastructure, critical wildlife habitat, and the natural environment.
As a vital part of these efforts, the partner agencies are using NDF’s helicopter to apply 71,400 pounds of seed of fire-and-drought resilient grasses, flowers, and shrubs across more than 8,000 acres within the Tamarack Fire burn scar. With the growing impacts of climate change and drought, broader and more focused rangeland management efforts, like the Tamarack Fire restoration project, have proven to reduce fire intensity, frequency, and damage by re-establishing wildfire-resilient ecosystems, creating defensible space near communities, and ensuring safer conditions for firefighters to successfully respond to and suppress wildfires.
The Governor will be joined by representatives from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, and Department of Wildlife.
Nevada Officials Visit Tamarack Fire Burn Site
||Wednesday, February 9 at 10:15am
|| Press who plan to attend the site visit must RSVP by 8 a.m. to be given staging directions. RSVP to Samantha Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org
| Photo/Video Opportunities:
|| NDF helicopter seed applications, presentations by State officials, and more. NDOW will provide GoPro video footage from the NDF helicopter to interested media upon request (contact NDOW Public Information Officer Ashley Sanchez for video files: email@example.com).