Lincoln County Programs
Riparian and Watershed Assessment and Management
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension faculty work on an interagency and interdisciplinary cadre that puts on Riparian Proper Function Condition Assessment trainings and works with agencies and watershed groups to develop collaboration about riparian management.
As the most biologically diverse and the most frequently overused component of Nevada rangelands, riparian areas have attracted a great deal of management attention. Generally, if riparian areas function properly, all land users will benefit and this provides a great vehicle for riparian restoration, including enhancement of water quality, habitat for listed or important species, forage for livestock, water for agriculture, etc. By focusing on the physical functioning of riparian areas, with proper management of uses within the potential and capability of individual settings, we strive to avoid the conflict of differing values. Cooperative Extension faculty work on an interagency and interdisciplinary cadre that puts on Riparian Proper Function Condition Assessment trainings and works with agencies and watershed groups to develop collaboration about riparian management.
This cadre is tied to other cadres in western states through the National Riparian Service Team of the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and Natural Resources and Conservation Services. The Nevada Riparian Cadre teaches Riparian Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) Assessment. For Creeks and Communities, the cadre teaches classes and provides expert assistance with riparian assessment and collaborative management. Riparian Proper Functioning Condition Assessment is used as the minimum riparian assessment by the BLM and is recommended for watershed-wide assessments. It increases landowner and land manager interaction and cooperation under the themes of Cooperative Riparian Restoration and the national program, Creeks and Communities.
Contact: Sherm Swanson, State Range/Riparian Specialist, 775-784-4057
4-H Youth Development
4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.
Cattlemen’s Update is University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s (UNCE) annual educational program offered for beef cattle producers to learn about issues affecting profitability and product quality in the Great Basin region.
Healthy Eating on a Budget
Herds and Harvest
Little Books and Little Cooks
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Little Books & Little Cooks program is a national ward winning program (from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences) to address parenting and nutrition information. The program teaches both parents and their young children (ages 3-5) important milestones of early learning and literacy, school readiness and good nutrition through a seven-week program. Topics for seven weeks include: proper hand washing procedure, food safety and kitchen safety rules, USDA MyPlate (five food groups), benefits of cooking with children, multicultural foods, parents’ feeding style and hunger and fullness cues, picky eating behaviors, and importance of eating fruits and vegetables. Reading children’s books about nutrition and healthy eating as well as cooking and eating together allow both children and parents to learn about healthy eating and nutrition and gain positive parent-child interaction skills. This program offers children a way to learn important pre-kindergarten skills, including math, science, physical development, health and nutrition, literacy development, social development and creative arts, as well as to try new, nutritious foods.
Pesticide Safety Education Program
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program provides Web-based training for pesticide applicators seeking to apply restricted and general use pesticides safely, properly and according to the law. Pesticide licensure and certification is administered by the Nevada Department of Agriculture.
Statewide Programs *Statewide programs may not be available in all counties
|Beef Quality Assurance|
|Food Safety Project|
|Grow Your Own, Nevada|
|Invasive Species (Weeds)|
|Nevada Radon Education Program|
|Nevada State GEAR UP|
|Nevada Youth Range Camp|
|People of the Land|
|Riparian and Watershed Assessment and Management|
|Stronger Economies Together|
|Unmanned Aerial Systems|
|Weed Prevention and Management|