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Pioche Conservation Camp

1 Hardtimes Road
P.O. Box 509
Pioche, Nevada 89043
PHONE: (775) 962-5125

Administrative Staff:
Renee Baker, Warden
Mike Byrne, Associate Warden
Michael Fletcher, Associate Warden
Lt. Monte Hansen, Camp Manager


in 1980, the Pioche Conservation Camp (PCC) was the first Conservation
Camp established by the Nevada Department of Corrections in Rural
Nevada. It provides Initial Attack Wildland Firefighting Crews operated
by the Nevada Division of Forestry for Lincoln County and the state of
Nevada. Along with community project crews, Emergency Crews have been
dispatched to other Natural Disasters including the 1997 Floods in
Carson City and 2003 in Caliente, Nevada. Crews from PCC also
participated in the recovery efforts of the Space shuttle COLUMBIA in
May 2003. In 2008 Emergency Crews responded twice to California (Chico
and Grass Valley). Every year fire crews are sent out statewide to
render assistance with major fires.


  • 1 Correctional Lieutenant
  • 1 Correctional Sergeant
  • 1 Senior Correctional Officer
  • 11 Correctional Officers
  • 2 Correctional Caseworkers
  • 1 Retail Storekeeper
  • 11 Nevada Division of Forestry Staff Members
  • Capacity:

    PCC houses 196 male Inmates in dormitory living, with the capability to increase to 238 in times of need to the Department.


  • Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • *NOTE* - Visitors must be approved prior to visiting and must call 24 hours in advance

    Programs: Vocational Training, Educational Opportunities, and Treatment Services

    Conservation Camp coordinates with the Nevada Division of Forestry in
    the training and operating Community Project and Wildland Firefighting
    Crews year round. Inmates can receive their GED or High School Diploma
    along with Anger Management and New Beginnings as other programs