Historical signs slated for Carson River Watershed
MINDEN – The Western Nevada Resource Conservation and Development, based in Douglas County will receive a grant for $9,800 to erect historic markers at ranches and at river locations that reflect the rich history of the area.
“The history of the Carson River Watershed is a made-for-TV story that “Bonanza” only touched the surface of,” said Dan Kaffer, RC&D project director.
“We plan to create a living history of those places and ranches, so locals and tourists can know and appreciate the people from the Washoe to pioneers, to Basque and Germans, who settled the Carson River Watershed.”
The grant is coming from the U.S. Forest Service.
“The national forest plays an important role in quality of life for all Americans. We’re happy that this grant program can help sustain and improve the quality of life for the communities that are closely tied to the national forest,” said the Carson District Ranger Gary Schiff.
“The Forest Service Rural Community Assistance grants submitted by The Western Nevada Resource Conservation and Development Council and the Sierra Front Recreation Coalition will help preserve and showcase the history and recreation opportunities of the area and build local economies by attracting more tourists to western Nevada.”
In addition, the Sierra Front Recreation Coalition working with the Tahoe Rim Trail Association will receive a grant for $10,000.
The SFRC will use the grant to launch a major outreach and fund-raising program to build a trail system that will expand and enrich recreational opportunities, resource stewardship, and economic opportunities in communities along the Sierra Front in both Nevada and California.