NDOW Seeks Input on Overton Plan

Date: 10/24/12
Contact: Doug Nielsen
Phone: (702) 486-5127 x3500

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is seeking public input on its update of the Conceptual Management Plan for the Overton Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and has scheduled two public stakeholder meetings to facilitate that process. When complete, the updated plan will guide the department in its management of wildlife, their habitat, and related programs and activities on the WMA for the next 10 years.

Stakeholder meetings are scheduled for November 5 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Overton Community Center, 320 N. Moapa Valley Blvd in Overton and November 6 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Nevada State Parks and Forestry Building, 4747 Vegas Drive in Las Vegas.

Those who wish to comment but are unable to attend one of the scheduled meetings may submit written suggestions through traditional mail or via email. The postal address is NDOW Habitat Division, 1100 Valley Road, Reno, NV 89512 and the email address is overtoncmp@ndow.org. Comments must be submitted by November 21. Questions can be directed to Elmer Bull, Habitat Division chief at (775) 688-1560.

“Our goal is to gather input on suggested management strategies for the Overton WMA and hopefully build a consensus for the overall management of the area,” Bull said.

The current Conceptual Management Plan was completed in the year 2000 and can be viewed online at www.ndow.org/wild/habitat/wma/#overton.

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.