RENO — Work has begun to help restore wildlands burned in Washoe County.
Workers in the hills above Caughlin Ranch and Somersett in west Reno are planting trees, wild roses and seed.
There have been six major fires that burned 10,000 acres in the area during the past 15 years
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the Washoe County Regional Parks Department received $3.8 million in federal stimulus funds last year to help with the project.
Except for the Martis Fire, where work will start in February, work is under way or will begin this fall for the Hawken, Red Rock, Belli, Arrowcreek and Peavine fires.
All work is being done on non-U.S. Forest Service land owned by private property owners, the city of Reno or the county.