NDOW At Work
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
“To protect, conserve, manage and restore wildlife and its habitat for the aesthetic, scientific, educational, recreational, and economic benefits to citizens of Nevada and the United States, and to promote the safety of persons using vessels on the waters of Nevada.”
In 1877, the Nevada Legislature established the State Office of Fish Commissioner, which changed in 1917 to the State Fish and Game Commission. Now called the Nevada Department of Wildlife, NDOW has statutory authority to manage and conserve Nevada’s almost 900 wildlife species. Made up of seven divisions – Law Enforcement, Game, Fisheries, Conservation Education, Habitat, Wildlife Diversity and Data & Technology Services – NDOW works tirelessly to protect the animals and habitats of Nevada.
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
Bi-State Sage-grouse Habitat Use and Survival
Conduct radio-marking and follow-up work to more clearly understand habitat use and demographic parameters within the Desert Creek and Mount Grant Population Management Units in Nevada.
Mineral Development on Greater Sage-grouse in Northeastern Nevada
Funds are available through the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s Nevada Sage-grouse Conservation Program to conduct research on Greater sage-grouse within the Cortez Mountain Range in Eureka County and the Pinion Range in Elko County to better understand the impacts of two major mineral development projects proposed in each of these important sage-grouse habitats.
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
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.