The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) today launched the Nevada Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (NVCHAT), a web-based planning tool that makes wildlife information available to the public in an easily accessible and user-friendly map interface.
The Western Governors’ Association (WGA) today unveiled its Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT), a cooperative effort of 16 Western states to provide the public and industry a high-level overview of "crucial habitat" across the West.
Pennsylvania artist Jocelyn Beatty has been named the winner of the 2014 Nevada Duck Stamp Art Contest. Her winning entry featuring two American coots floating on the water will now grace Nevada's 2014-2015 State Duck Stamp.
An orphaned male bear cub in Verdi that has eluded the Nevada Department of Wildlife since Friday was captured early Sunday morning in Verdi. The 30-pound black bear was caught in a culvert trap placed near the area where its mother and another cub were hit and killed by a car on the old Highway 40 near the intersection with Bridge Street in Verdi. The carcass of its dead mother was used as bait to lure the cub to the trap.
Utah’s bighorn sheep herds are about to get new neighbors, and they will be coming from Southern Nevada. Biologists from the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are teaming up to capture as many as 50 sheep from the Muddy and Black mountain ranges northeast of Las Vegas. Biologists plan to release those animals in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) has partnered with bighorn sheep advocates the Wild Sheep Foundation and the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn to initiate the Southern Nevada Bighorn Sheep Disease Investigation Project in mountain ranges bordering the Las Vegas Valley.
The three black bears caught in west Reno were released into the mountains above Spooner Lake Tuesday, near an area where the female has been found before. The female and her two cubs were caught by a Nevada Department of Wildlife game warden on Sunday night/Monday morning. The bears were caught in the Juniper Ridge area off of Mayberry Drive
A male black bear was euthanized by the Nevada Department of Wildlife on Monday evening at Incline Village. The two year old bear had been positively identified as the bear which broke into the same house on Friday and Sunday nights and was apparently preparing to break into that same house when tranquilized by a NDOW game warden.
To Be Released Tuesday Using Aversive Conditioning ~ Three black bears were caught overnight in west Reno. A female and two cubs were caught by a Nevada Department of Wildlife game warden on Sunday night/Monday morning. The bears were caught in the Juniper Ridge area off of Mayberry Drive.
Bear activity is "spiking" as the Nevada Day holiday weekend approaches. High-profile black bear activity in west Reno grabbed most of the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s attention this past weekend with two bears caught in traps. One bear was caught in the area around West Plumb Lane and Ferris Lane. Another bear was caught in the Juniper Ridge area.