Nevada inmates work to restore burned habitat by growing sagebrush
CARSON CITY, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
Thousands of acres across Northern Nevada burned during this year's active wildfire season, but some local inmates are helping restore that land.
Inmates at Warm Springs Correctional Center in Carson City are growing thousands of native sagebrush plants, which will be used to restore the habitat.
Program coordinators say the work also helps inmates get valuable work skills, which lowers their chances of returning to prison.
The sagebrush program is in its third year, though coordinators say funding ran out in September and the program could be discontinued without another grant.