Stories in Nevada

Funding Priorities


View of snow-capped mountains and Carson River
River Fork Ranch Carson Carson River at River Fork Ranch near Genoa, NV © Simon Williams

Thank you for your interest in The Nature Conservancy in Nevada! Our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which life depends.

Here are some examples of what your donation might make happen: 

  • A grant of $1,000 can help clear debris and thin forests in one acre of the Sierra, thus reducing risk of wildfire.
  • A grant of $2,500 will allow us to replant five acres of sage in the Great Basin.
  • A grant of $5,000 will help purchase trees and bushes to control erosion along the Carson River and increase water clarity.
  • A grant of $10,000 will help clear the trails surrounding Independence Lake after the hard winter, making it easier for the public to enjoy.

Our current funding priorities are:

  • Protection of wildlands for wildlife and human usage.
  • Restoration of wildlands damaged by fire or erosion.
  • Identifying groundwater and preserving lakes and rivers that deliver drinking water, habitat and grazing lands across Nevada.

If you want to learn more about these or other impactful programs, contact Kris Kirkpatrick at 775-322-4990 x 3126 or

To make a grant from your Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund, please contact a member of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada Stewardship Team at 775-333-5499.

Our Work in Nevada

For more than 35 years, we have worked to ensure people and nature in Nevada both thrive.