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References for Resource Conservation

References for Resource Conservation

Nevada Rangeland Monitoring Handbook

In February 2007, state and federal natural resource agencies, University of Nevada and Cooperative Extension, and agricultural organizations endorsed release of the Nevada Rangeland Monitoring Handbook and have recommended use of the concepts and methods contained in the Handbook

This is the second edition of the Nevada Rangeland Monitoring Handbook.  One of the improvements in this new version of the Handbook is the inclusion of guidance on managing, and monitoring, to meet management objectives.   

NRCS employees with responsibility for helping landowners develop conservation plans for rangelands in Nevada need to be familiar with the concepts and techniques presented in the Nevada Rangeland Monitoring Handbook.  Monitoring (i.e., "follow-up") is an important step toward improved management and sustainable, productive, rangelands in Nevada.

The following documents require Acrobat Reader

Nevada Rangeland Monitoring Handbook (PDF; 5.5MB)
Fugitive Dust - A Guide to the Control of Windblown Dust on Agricultural Lands in Nevada (PDF; 2MB)

Fugitive Dust - A Guide to the Control of Windblown Dust on Agricultural Lands in Nevada

A new publication available from the NRCS helps people reduce the causes of fugitive dust. Airborne dust is a natural process in arid environments where dry, windy conditions and sparse vegetation can result in high levels of dust in the air we breathe. It causes respiratory problems and cardiovascular conditions in humans, damages crops and homes, and can even cause vehicle accidents due to reduced visibility.

The Fugitive Dust Guide helps agricultural operators in Nevada evaluate the potential for dust production associated with their agricultural practices, and provides information on practical measures to reduce fugitive dust. The guide discusses practical and economical methods to reduce and prevent topsoil from becoming airborne during agricultural activities and can assist landowners in understanding their role in protecting the environment, their neighbors, their employees, and their livestock.


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