NDOW Seeks Public Input on Management Plan for Overton WMA

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is seeking public input on the draft Conceptual Management Plan for the Overton Wildlife Management Area. The plan’s purpose is to guide NDOW in its management of the area’s wildlife, their habitats, and related programs and activities, including hunting and other recreational uses.

A copy of the draft Conceptual Management Plan (CMP) is available online at the NDOW website

The draft CMP is an update of the original plan that was completed in 2000.

Comments on the CMP are due no later than July 1, 2014 and can be submitted via the postal service or email at overtoncmp@ndow.org. The mailing address is Nevada Department of Wildlife, Habitat Division, 1100 Valley Road, Reno, NV 89512. Comments may also be submitted at the June 17, 2014 meeting of the Clark County Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife. The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Pueblo Room of the Clark County Government Center.

The Overton WMA is located at the southern end of Moapa Valley in Clark County and is comprised of 17,665 acres. Two major rivers, the Virgin and the Muddy, flow through the management area, and the area’s ponds and seasonal wetlands are important waterfowl habitats. The WMA also includes aquatic and terrestrial wildlife habitats that are home to sensitive plant species and a wide range of non-game birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) protects, restores and manages fish and wildlife, and promotes fishing, hunting, and boating safety. NDOW’s wildlife and habitat conservation efforts are primarily funded by sportsmen’s license and conservation fees and a federal surcharge on hunting and fishing gear. Support wildlife and habitat conservation in Nevada by purchasing a hunting, fishing, or combination license. Find us on Facebook, Twitter or visit us at www.ndow.org.