Parks seek conservation easement around Dangberg in Nevada |

Parks seek conservation easement around Dangberg in Nevada

Kurt Hildebrand

The amount of land in Carson Valley preserved through conservation easements could jump by a fifth under a proposal to protect 2,867 acres of Park Ranch Holdings surrounding the Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.

Letters of support are being sought from the towns of Gardnerville, Minden and Genoa. Douglas County commissioners are scheduled to discuss a support letter on Thursday.

The land stretches along the East Fork of the Carson River from Highway 88 south of Minden and north past Muller Lane and across to Highway 395 all the way to Genoa Lane.

More than 60 different parcels are under consideration, including land that was proposed for a solar generation facility last year.

A request from Legacy Land and Water to sign a letter of support is before the Gardnervile town board on Tuesday.

The Dangberg Home Ranch Conservation Project would seek approval under the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act.

The easement would permit agricultural uses of the land, but wouldn’t allow it to be developed.

The act raises money by selling land in Southern Nevada to raise money for projects across the state.

The Park family has owned land in Carson Valley since 1872.

Earlier this year, the Bureau of Land Management announced that more than 14,500 acres of Bently land in the Pine Nut Mountains worth $11.425 million has been recommended for federal purchase.

The proposal is the largest expenditure of money under the 15th round of the act.

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