Press Release

April 16, 2021

Secretarial Order 3398 Returns a Balanced Approach to Public Lands and Waters that Benefit All People

Today, Secretary of the Interior Haaland issued Secretarial Order 3398. This order will help ensure our public lands and waters are managed for all stakeholders and takes a great step forward in transitioning the nation to net-zero emissions.
April 29, 2021

Nevada Wildlife Federation and Partners to Host “Protecting the Ruby Mountains and Reforming Oil & Gas Leasing on Public Lands” with the Offices of Senators Rosen and Cortez Masto

Roundtable Discussion: Protecting the Ruby Mountains and Reforming Oil and Gas Leasing on Public Lands
May 4, 2021

Rep. Susie Lee Introduces Bill to Protect Nevada’s Public Lands from Speculative Oil and Gas Leasing

The Nevada Wildlife Federation looks forward to working with Rep. Susie Lee to reform the current oil and gas leasing process on our public lands. The outdated federal onshore oil and gas leasing system lets oil and gas companies pursue speculative leasing on public lands that don’t have any actual development potential.
July 20, 2021

New Bill Would Galvanize Wildlife Conservation, Help Prevent Extinctions in Nevada

New bipartisan legislation in the House and Senate will fund locally-led efforts to help prevent extinctions and help wildlife thrive nationwide. The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act will send approximately $24.8 million to Nevada each year, which the Nevada Department of Wildlife will use to help the ten species of concern in Nevada, such as the Bighorn Sheep, Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and Golden Eagles.
September 15, 2021

Executive Order creating the Nevada Habitat Conservation Framework and Wildlife Connectivity Plan

Governor Sisolak signed the Sagebrush Conservation Executive Order. This measure is a step in the right direction concerning the conservation of migratory habitats in Nevada. The order outlines a number of ways NDOW will be able to manage and develop policies that protect our public spaces and the animals that roam through them.