Water-Efficient Landscaping in the Intermountain West, A professional and do-it-yourself guide

Editor: Dr. Heidi Kratsch; ISBN: 978-0-87421-789-6

$25.00 for pick up at 4955 Energy Way in Reno

$30.00 with shipping to your address

This working manual provides complete information on the technical aspects of designing, building, and maintaining waterwise landscapes in the Mountain West. Written particularly for professionals, including landscape designers, architects, contractors, and maintenance and irrigation specialists, it has an attractive, well-illustrated, user-friendly format that will make it useful as well to DIY homeowners and to educators, plant retailers, extension agents, and many others.

Nevada Pesticide Applicator Manual and Workbook

$15.00 for pick up at 4955 Energy Way in Reno

$20.00 with shipping to your address

Available online:

For more information on Extension’s Nevada Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training program, or to download these materials for free, visit our website.

Evaluating Alternative Low-Water-Use Crops for the Great Basin

Authors: Carol Bishop, Kynda Curtis, Staci Emm

Free for pick up at 4955 Energy Way in Reno

$5.00 with shipping to your address

Curriculum Materials-10-03

In the western United States, hydrological cycles have changed considerably in the last 50 years. This is largely due to anthropogenic intervention (i.e. human involvement) and research predicts water supplies will reach a crisis stage (Barnett et al., 2008). As populations in western states increase, urban and commercial water demand increases competition for available supplies for agricultural uses (Diaz and Anderson, 1995). Water is an increasingly scarce commodity in the West, and as more water is diverted from agricultural use to residential and industrial purposes, producers in the Great Basin are facing the challenge of sustaining the economic viability of their enterprises with less water.

Home Landscaping Guide for Lake Tahoe and Vicinity

Written by: John Cobourn, Bill Carlos, John Christopherson, Sue Donaldson, Wayne Johnson, Richard Post, JoAnne Skelly and Ed Smith.

Edited by: Ella Chavez, Alice Good, Ed Spoon and Claudene Wharton

$5.00 for pick up at 4955 Energy Way in Reno

$8.00 with shipping to your address

Sponsored by: Backyard Conservation Program of Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, Tahoe Resource Conservation District and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Region; California Tahoe Conservancy; Incline Village General Improvement District, Waste Not; Lake Tahoe Environmental Education Coalition; Nevada Division of Environmental Protection; Nevada Division of State Lands, Lake Tahoe Licence Plate Program; Tahoe Regional Planning Agency; University of California Cooperative Extension; and University of Nevada, Reno Extension.

Educational Bulletin-06-01. Also available FREE online as a PDF.