Carson Valley Conservation District
The Carson Valley Conservation District (CVCD) provides the following services to residents of Douglas County:
- Carson River stream bank stabilization and restoration projects
Streambank Rehabilitation efforts in our stretch of the Carson River are just now being restarted and made a higher priority than the paperwork or conceptual projects that have consumed so much time and money.
- Clearing, snagging, and channel maintenance
Along the Carson River there are multiple areas that require stream bank stabilization and/or restoration, Clear Creek is being worked from NDOT but many more sites exist. Where feasible, the district will perform channel clearing, snagging, and maintenance to help protect the past and future engineered structures, production ground and infrastructure.
- Cooperative Weed Management/ Invasive Weed Treatment/Mapping
The CVCD continues to develop and operate a cooperative weed management area in Douglas County. This year the district received funding from Douglas County and NDoA to continue the districts Invasive Weed Control program.
- Conservation Education
The River Wrangler’s “River Work Day” event provides the opportunity for elementary school children to visit the Carson River and learn about the watershed they live in. The local high school students team up with approximately 3 to 6 elementary school children for the day and teach them about the many benefits the Carson River Watershed provides their local community.
- Nevada Youth Range Camp
The CVCD will continue to support and offer scholarships for local youth attending the Nevada Range Camp held annually during the month of June. Douglas High School is usually the source of campers interested in attending.
- Invasive Weed Treatment and Mapping
The CVCD has worked with project stakeholder and the county to develop a weed treatment strategy, mapping and monitoring throughout the 35,000 acres of irrigated agriculture production ground.
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