Conservation district looking for new grants manager |

Conservation district looking for new grants manager

Staff Reports

Preserving water and soil resources has been one of the key duties of the Carson Valley Conservation District since it was first formed in 1937.

District Coordinator Michael Hayes said the district is a quasi-state program that works with ranchers, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Farm Bureau and a variety of agricultural entities.

Hayes said the district receives some money from the state, but that the rest of the support comes from a grant writer.

He said former grants coordinator Paul Pugsley left the district to work for the Nevada Department of Transportation, so the district is looking for a new one.

In addition to grant writing, the position directs watershed restoration projects on the Carson River in Douglas County.

The job requires a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Work experience in natural resources management, agriculture, hydrology, conservation or related fields.

Anyone interested should email Hayes at, or write the Board of Supervisors, Carson Valley Conservation District, 1702 County Road, Suite A, Minden, Nev.

The phone number is 775-782-3661, ext. 102.