NDOW At Work

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is comprised of incredibly passionate wildlife professionals whose passion is to conserve and protect Nevada’s wildlife and wild places. On any given day, you can find us wading through streams learning about native fish species, surveying wildlife by helicopter, restoring habitat, protecting animals from poachers, keeping the public safe on our waters, or sparking curiosity and inspiring the next generation of wildlife professionals.



County Advisory Boards

The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners is a nine-member, governor-appointed body responsible
for setting regulations, establishing policy, approving project funding and taking public comment on
wildlife and boating matters. Find notices, agendas, minutes, support material, approved regulations and more.

Become a Volunteer

Are you interested in helping NDOW fulfill its mission? If so, we work with volunteers across the state on a variety of projects. Find out how to start volunteering today.

Contracts, Grants and Requests for Proposals & Bids

Ruby Habitat Enhancement Fund Project Proposals

The Nevada Department of Wildlife and the Bureau of Land Management entered into an agreement with Ruby Pipeline LLC and received $8.8 million for habitat protection, enhancement and other conservation efforts for the benefit of sage grouse and pygmy rabbits.

Shooting Range Grant Application

POSTED 1/01/23

Funds are available through the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Hunter Education Program for the construction, development and improvement of non-profit shooting ranges and associated facilities. The intent of the grant program is to encourage significant improvements, prioritize safety and environmental concerns, increase hours and public accessibility and create more facilities to host Hunter Education program activities.

Awards & Scholarships

One of our most rewarding tasks is supporting the passion of younger generations for conservation and highlighting the exceptional conservation efforts of our citizens and partners. We offer several types of awards and scholarships, each one awarded to an individual or group who has shown a true dedication to conserving Nevada’s wildlife.

James Lathrop and Wayne Capurro Memorial Internship

This internship program is designed to provide those graduating high school seniors or current college or university students that have a sincere interest in pursuing a career in wildlife management an opportunity to earn funds to help support his/her college education. Selected interns will become paid seasonal employees of the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). They will receive ‘on-the-job’ training to provide them with practical knowledge and experience to enhance their college studies and future career.

Wayne E. Kirch Nevada Wildlife Conservation Award

The Wayne E. Kirch Nevada Wildlife Conservation Award is given annually to recipients who have demonstrated significant results towards conservation, management or enhancement of wildlife. An individual, non-profit organization, outdoor sports club, or business can be nominated for the award.