Conserve Nevada now accepting pre-applications for prospective grant projects

Conserve Nevada now accepting pre-applications for prospective grant projects

Over the next decade, the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – through the Conserve Nevada program – will provide $72.5 million in competitive grants to help advance a wide array of conservation and outdoor recreation projects throughout the state. Conserve Nevada is offering prospective applicants the opportunity to submit preapplications for potential projects to help guide them through the process, improve their final grant applications, and determine grant eligibility. Applicants are encouraged to submit pre-applications by August 19. The Conserve Nevada grants are open to all Nevada cities, counties, towns, general improvement districts (GIDs), conservation districts, water conservancy districts, nonprofit organizations, and State agencies.

Competitive grant project categories include:

  • Wildfire mitigation and restoration
  • Designing/constructing recreational facilities, campsites, or trails
  • Acquiring land and/or water for local governments or nonprofits (including conservation easements)
  • Enhancing/restoring the Truckee or Carson River Corridors
  • Enhancing/restoring wetlands
  • Developing/improving the Lake Tahoe Path System
  • Earning Sagebrush Ecosystem credits

Since 2002, the Conserve Nevada program has funded more than 200 projects in every county across the state, resulting in over 100 miles of new recreational trails and over 17,000 acres conserved for open space, as well as improvements to all of Nevada’s 27 state parks and 11 Wildlife Management Areas, and increased conservation efforts through wildlife habitat restoration and fish hatchery enhancements.

For more information, please visit If you have any questions, please contact Conserve Nevada Program Manager Brandon Bishop at, or by phone at (775) 684-2707.