NEVADA WILDLIFE FEDERATION

Our work


Oil & Gas Leasing Reform

In Nevada, oil and gas leases are often sold for rock-bottom prices on public lands that have little to no potential for resource extraction. Recreation uses on these public lands are deprioritized. We are committed to ensuring our public lands are managed for all users.

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Public Lands

Nearly 85 percent of Nevada is public land, owned by all Americans. We are committed to conserving Nevada’s public lands and the wildlife habitat they provide, and to ensuring all Nevadans have equitable access to outdoor opportunities.

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Wildlife Connectivity

We are committed to maintaining, enhancing, and restoring migration routes among core wildlife habitats for Nevada’s wildlife—like bighorn sheep, elk, mule deer, and pronghorn—so herds can freely roam across a healthy sagebrush-steppe ecosystem.

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Climate Action

Across all of Nevada, evidence of climate action is becoming more clear with each record breaking weather event. Nevadans are experiencing the worst drought in 1,200 years and wildfires becoming a year round threat.

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Latest News

August 17, 2022

Congress Passes Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act invests $2 billion nationwide for national forest restoration and fuel management, $4 billion to combat Western drought, including support for conservation.
June 30, 2022

Congress to Pass Climate, Justice, and Jobs Investments after U.S. Supreme Court Guts Clean Air Act in West Virginia v. EPA

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a bill to prevent wildlife extinctions by funding locally-led conservation efforts. If it becomes law, Nevada will receive around $24 million to help 256 species of concern, including the Desert Bighorn Sheep, Desert Tortoise and the Lahontan cutthroat trout.
June 30, 2022

BLM Lease Sale in Nevada Yields Little Interest from Oil and Gas Companies

The reforms highlighted in this bill have not been updated in decades. Key fiscal reforms include ending non-competitive leasing, increasing bonding rates on wells, and updating the royalty and rental rates for oil and gas leasing on public lands. These reforms will ensure taxpayers receive a fair return from the oil and gas industry who lease public lands for energy extraction.
June 23, 2022

Local Fire Science Experts to Speak on Nevada’s Wildfire Crisis

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a bill to prevent wildlife extinctions by funding locally-led conservation efforts. If it becomes law, Nevada will receive around $24 million to help 256 species of concern, including the Desert Bighorn Sheep, Desert Tortoise and the Lahontan cutthroat trout.
June 15, 2022

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act passes the House of Representatives

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to pass the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, a bill to prevent wildlife extinctions by funding locally-led conservation efforts. If it becomes law, Nevada will receive around $24 million to help 256 species of concern, including the Desert Bighorn Sheep, Desert Tortoise and the Lahontan cutthroat trout.
May 25, 2022

Nevadans Call on Congress to Transition to Renewable Energy

Today, Senator Cortez Masto joined the bipartisan bill to help at-risk wildlife. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act will send around $24 million annually to the Nevada Department of Wildlife which the agency will use to benefit the 256 species identified in its wildlife action plan, including mule deer, bighorn sheep, and sage grouse.
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The Nevada Wildlife Federation works toward a Nevada with abundant wildlife freely roaming across a healthy sagebrush-steppe ecosystem, and all Nevadans having equitable access to outdoor opportunities.