Invasive Species are plant and animal species that are not native to a particular area. Typically, invasive species have a negative impact on that area’s environment, health, and/or economy. They pose very real threats. Unfortunately, it is no different for the Carson River Watershed. The Carson Water Subconservancy District (CWSD) works to help coordinate identification and treatment of invasive species on a watershed-wide basis. The CWSD is an agency made up of portions from six counties – one in California and five in Nevada. Their goal is to establish a balance between the needs of the communities within the Carson River Watershed and the function of the river system.
“We are installing motorized trail signage at access points to Carson City Open Space trails and in the Churchill County Soda Lakes Recreational Areas,” said Watershed Program Specialist, Courtney Walker. “The signs are designed to educate users on the risk of invasive species and how they spread.”
The CWSD worked with Pannier to produce a large number of Fiberglass Embedded Panels and Upright Aluminum Exhibit Bases to display their messages to riders. The Upright Exhibit Base was the best choice to get their message to riders due to its large size and ease of visibility while riding by at a high speed.
“Working with Pannier has been great, their follow through is very timely,” said Walker. “The signs look great, and they are guaranteed from fading for 10 years, which is wonderful considering in Nevada we get over 300 days of sunshine per year!”