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Capacity Building for Healthy Communities

Capacity building strengthens an organization’s ability to fulfill its mission to have a positive impact on communities. Strategic thinking, visioning, action planning and board development are capacity building activities.

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Fire Toolkit Portal

The toolkit is developed to provide guidance for communities and on-the-ground organizers engaging in collaborative planning to reduce their threat to wildfire.

Enhancing climate resilience on tribal lands

Native Waters on Arid Lands

Native Waters on Arid Lands is a five-year (2015-2020) project that partners researchers and extension experts with tribal communities in the Great Basin and American Southwest to collaboratively understand the impacts of climate change, and to evaluate adaptation options for sustaining water resources and agriculture.

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP)

The Nevada Economic Assessment Project focuses on providing Nevada’s counties, state and federal agencies, and their partners with quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analyses to better understand the counties’ demographic, social, economic, fiscal and environmental characteristics, trends and impacts. The data can be used for land use and project planning, grant writing and overall policy assessment.

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Carson City

NEAP aims to provide county, state and federal agencies, with quantitative and qualitative baseline data for Carson City County

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Churchill

NEAP aims to provide county, state and federal agencies, with quantitative and qualitative baseline data for Churchill County

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Douglas

NEAP aims to provide county, state and federal agencies, with quantitative and qualitative baseline data for Douglas County

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Elko County

NEAP's quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analysis for Elko County

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Esmeralda County

NEAP's quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analysis for Esmeralda County

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Eureka County

NEAP aims to provide county, state and federal agencies, with quantitative and qualitative baseline data for Lincoln County

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Humboldt County

NEAP's quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analysis for Humboldt County

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Lander County

NEAP aims to provide county, state and federal agencies, with quantitative and qualitative baseline data for Lander County

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Lincoln County

NEAP aims to provide county, state and federal agencies, with quantitative and qualitative baseline data for Lincoln County

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Lyon County

NEAP aims to provide county, state and federal agencies, with quantitative and qualitative baseline data for Lyon County

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Mineral County

NEAP aims to provide county, state and federal agencies, with quantitative and qualitative baseline data for Mineral County

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Nye County

NEAP's quantitative and qualitative baseline data and analysis for Nye County

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Pershing County

NEAP aims to provide county, state and federal agencies, with quantitative and qualitative baseline data for Pershing County

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - Storey County

NEAP aims to provide county, state and federal agencies, with quantitative and qualitative baseline data for Storey County

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Nevada Economic Assessment Project (NEAP) - White Pine

NEAP aims to provide county, state and federal agencies, with quantitative and qualitative baseline data for White Pine County

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SNOWPACS: Synthesizing kNowledge to Optimize Water Policy for Agriculture under Changing Snowpack

SNOWPACS is a National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)-funded project on the impact of changes in mountain snowpack on agricultural production and water allocation institutions in the western United States.

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University Center for Economic Development

UCED conduct applied and basic research studies, provide technical and management assistance services, offer counseling and referral services and sponsor workshops and seminars. We serve clients in both metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in Nevada. Clients may include state government, community, organization or trade associations and, in some cases, business and industry and individuals.

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Water for the Seasons

Water for the Seasons (WftS) is a program that partners scientists with community water managers and water right holders in the Truckee-Carson River System (TCRS), to explore new strategies and solutions for dealing with extreme climate events such as droughts and floods.