Nevada begins reseeding effort

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A record year for wildfires in the Pine Nut Mountains in Nevada has prompted the Nevada Division of Forestry and several other agencies to join forces to reseed damaged areas. They will be dropping a combination of native perennial grasses, forbs and shrubs targeted to establish quickly to prevent cheat grass dominance, reduce soil erosion and enhance the sage grouse habitat.

More than 680,000 acres of land were burned statewide during the 2012 wildfire season and since August 2011, six fires have raged through the Pine Nut Mountains.