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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

July 10, 2023

Senator Cortez Masto and House Representative Susie Lee’s End Speculative Oil and Gas Leasing Act of 2023

The Nevada Wildlife Federation was interviewed on KRNV regarding the End of Speculative Leasing Act 2023. A majority of Nevada’s public lands are at risk of being tied up through speculative oil and gas leasing. Thanks to Senator Cortez Masto, this problem is being addressed.
March 15, 2023

Bureau of Land Management Issues Habitat Connectivity Instruction Memorandum

On Tuesday, November 15, at 10:00AM, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced an Instruction Memorandum calling for increased collaboration between BLM state offices and state wildlife departments to include habitat connectivity in future wildlife management.
March 15, 2023

Nevada Experts Discuss Sustainable Energy In The State

On Friday, November 4, 10:00AM, a roundtable panel consisting of nonprofits, business owners and energy representatives discussed ways Nevada is educating and implementing sustainable energy in Nevada via a webinar.
March 15, 2023

Experts Discussed Nevada’s Air Quality

On Thursday, February 9th at 10:00AM PT, a group of air quality specialists and affected citizens hosted a webinar to talk about the state of Nevada's air.
September 28, 2022

Nevada Organizations Add their Voices to National
“Solutions for Pollution” Campaign

On Tuesday, September 20th at 11:00AM, a coalition of Nevada organizations and leaders announced the launch of the new “Solutions for Pollution” campaign via a webinar.
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.
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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.