BLM Pine Nut project assessment announced |

BLM Pine Nut project assessment announced

Staff Reports
A lone piñon pine tree defines the landscape in the Pine Nut Mountains at sunset.
Rick Gunn | Nevada Appeal file photo

A workshop on a project to improve the health of the Pine Nut Mountains is scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Fish Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

Public comment on the draft environmental assessment for the Pine Nut Land Health Project will be accepted through Nov. 20.

The project covers the Pine Nuts in Douglas, Lyon and Carson City, and will be implemented over a 10-15 year period.

It’s designed to improve diversity and resilience to plant communities and reduce hazardous fuels to protect people, property, infrastructure and resources from severe wildfire. The proposed action is to implement individual or combined vegetation treatments on up to 24,654 acres in strategically located treatment units based on vegetation condition and objectives.

Treatments include hand-thinning and cutting of trees and brush; mechanical grinding, thinning and removal of trees and brush; prescribed fire; and seeding.

Hard copies of the assessment and other documents are available at the BLM’s Carson City District Office. For additional information and maps of the Project area go to: