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  • Nevada Wildlife Federation
    Lands Tread Lightly Fishing Calendar About Nevada Recreational Sites Nevada State Parks Cave Lake Red Rock Biking Trail Visiting Hoover Dam Wildlife Viewing Nature Center Mt Charleston Kyle Canyon Las Vegas Springs Preserve Floyd Lamb Park Tule Springs Place of Interests Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Anaho National Wildlife Refuge Desert National Wildlife

    Original URL path: http://www.nvwf.org/php/snake-avoidance.php (2016-05-01)
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  • Nevada Wildlife Federation
    Fishing Education Past Projects Corn Creek Crawdad Removal Cow Camp Clean Up Sage Grouse Habitat Diana Project Current Issues Environmental Programs Water Allocation Distribution in NV Walker Lake Aquistion Transfer Program Endangered Species Act ESA Newsletters Quarterly Newsletter Additional Info Public Lands Tread Lightly Fishing Calendar About Nevada Recreational Sites Nevada State Parks Cave Lake Red Rock Biking Trail Visiting Hoover Dam Wildlife Viewing Nature Center Mt Charleston Kyle Canyon Las Vegas Springs Preserve Floyd Lamb Park Tule Springs Place of Interests Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Anaho National Wildlife Refuge Desert National Wildlife Refuge Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Great Basin National Park Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Lake Mead National Recreation Area National Wildlife Refuge Red Rock Biking Trail Wildlife Viewing Nature Center Nevada Info Animals of Nevada Nevada Trees and Flowers Nevada Vital Statistics Links Nevada Environmental Links State Governmental Links Other Environmental Links Sportsman Links Just 4 Fun Raffle Annual Conservation Achievement Awards The Conservation Achievement Program is designed to recognize and encourage outstanding achievements in the conservation of Nevada s natural resources

    Original URL path: http://www.nvwf.org/php/annual-achievement.php (2016-05-01)
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  • Nevada Wildlife Federation
    Nature Center Mt Charleston Kyle Canyon Las Vegas Springs Preserve Floyd Lamb Park Tule Springs Place of Interests Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Anaho National Wildlife Refuge Desert National Wildlife Refuge Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Great Basin National Park Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Lake Mead National Recreation Area National Wildlife Refuge Red Rock Biking Trail Wildlife Viewing Nature Center Nevada Info Animals of Nevada Nevada Trees and Flowers Nevada Vital Statistics Links Nevada Environmental Links State Governmental Links Other Environmental Links Sportsman Links Just 4 Fun Raffle Corn Creek Crawdad Removal In past years members of the Nevada Wildlife Federation NvWF volunteered to help with a crawdad trapping project at Corn Creek Desert National Wildlife Range Three ponds at Corn Creek provide habitat for the Pahrump poolfish an endangered species Manse Spring the historical habitat for this species dried up in the 1970s Fortunately some of the fish were rescued and placed in refugium habitat at several locations in Nevada One of which is the ponds at Corn Creek In the fall of 1997 the

    Original URL path: http://www.nvwf.org/php/corn-creek-crawdad.php (2016-05-01)
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  • Nevada Wildlife Federation
    Valley National Wildlife Refuge Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Anaho National Wildlife Refuge Desert National Wildlife Refuge Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Great Basin National Park Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Lake Mead National Recreation Area National Wildlife Refuge Red Rock Biking Trail Wildlife Viewing Nature Center Nevada Info Animals of Nevada Nevada Trees and Flowers Nevada Vital Statistics Links Nevada Environmental Links State Governmental Links Other Environmental Links Sportsman Links Just 4 Fun Raffle Cow Camp Clean Up The last weekend in February was a beautiful time to be out in the Mojave desert About 21 volunteers from Nevada Wildlife Federation Sierra Club the Boy Scouts and other groups showed up at Cow Camp on the Desert National Wildlife Range to help with a clean up project Cow Camp consisted of about 1 4 mile of pipeline from a spring to a corral The project was constructed in the 1930s when the area was grazed by livestock Since the Desert Range is no longer open to livestock grazing the development had fallen into disrepair and the pipeline was no longer needed The project was challenging as the spring and pipe were located on a very steep slope above the corral Employees of the Fish and Wildlife Service visited the site ahead of time and cut the pipe into manageable 6 to 8 lengths Teams of volunteers threw lengths of pipe down the canyon one ledge at time Once the pipe was down one level lower the volunteers would hike down and start throwing pipe down over the next cliff Another crew of volunteers repaired the corral replaced the gate constructed a hitching post and cleaned up nails pipe and old lumber The corral and hitching post are once again useable

    Original URL path: http://www.nvwf.org/php/cow-camp-cleanup.php (2016-05-01)
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  • Nevada Wildlife Federation
    Refuge Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge Anaho National Wildlife Refuge Desert National Wildlife Refuge Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Great Basin National Park Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Lake Mead National Recreation Area National Wildlife Refuge Red Rock Biking Trail Wildlife Viewing Nature Center Nevada Info Animals of Nevada Nevada Trees and Flowers Nevada Vital Statistics Links Nevada Environmental Links State Governmental Links Other Environmental Links Sportsman Links Just 4 Fun Raffle Diana Project About 10 years ago I had the privilege of being a part of the Diana Project As Diana being the Greek goddess of the hunt the Diana Project was a series of classes designed to help women with the skills needed to have a safe and successful hunt Having grown up in New York with no family background in hunting I wasn t sure what to expect I basically was interested in gaining more outdoor skills I honestly never considered myself hunter material The Diana Project changed that Our classes started with a hunter education safety class taught through the Nevada Department of Wildlife We then started shooting using laser rifles moving on to 22 rifles large bore rifles shotguns and handguns We were Introduced to Dutch oven cooking off road driving and using a compass and G P S We spent a weekend camping outside of Hiko Nevada where we were able to practice these skills Our instructors mentors instilled enthusiasm for hunting Needless to say I was hooked In 2006 I was lucky enough to draw a tag Accompanied by my husband and a couple of the Diana Project mentors I went on my first hunting trip in October of that year We were in the Ruby Mountains outside of Elko Nevada We were out

    Original URL path: http://www.nvwf.org/php/diana.php (2016-05-01)
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  • Nevada Wildlife Federation
    Area Great Basin National Park Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Lake Mead National Recreation Area National Wildlife Refuge Red Rock Biking Trail Wildlife Viewing Nature Center Nevada Info Animals of Nevada Nevada Trees and Flowers Nevada Vital Statistics Links Nevada Environmental Links State Governmental Links Other Environmental Links Sportsman Links Just 4 Fun Raffle Water Allocation Distribution in NV Water for wildlife and our rapidly growing population in Nevada must be used wisely and protected Members of the Nevada Wildlife Federation have participated in a number of activities to ensure that Nevada s water quality remains high and sufficient quantity is available for everyone The Federation filed protests against the Las Vegas Valley Water District s Cooperative Water Project a proposed multibillion dollar system of pipes pumps and resevoirs into central Nevada to funnel that region s precious water supply to the southern Nevada region A member of the Federation was appointed to a citizen advisory committee to the Southern Nevada Water Authority to determine if there were less expensive better means for supplying water to southern Nevada The recommendation was made to focus on obtaining more water from the Colorado River and to raise rates to promote greater water conservation Throughout the years members of the Federation have contributed their time talent and muscles to helping restore riparian zones along the Truckee River and in Ash Meadows These areas are vital in Nevada to our wildlife The Federation has sought better range management practices on our lands to ensure that erosion and silting of our riparian zones are reduced Overgrazing of rangeland must be reduced Members of the Federation are serving on advisory boards to the U S Bureau of Land Management and working with responsible ranchers to achieve these goals Members of the Federation have sought to prevent

    Original URL path: http://www.nvwf.org/php/water-allocation.php (2016-05-01)
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  • Nevada Wildlife Federation
    National Wildlife Refuge Anaho National Wildlife Refuge Desert National Wildlife Refuge Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Great Basin National Park Spring Mountains National Recreation Area Lake Mead National Recreation Area National Wildlife Refuge Red Rock Biking Trail Wildlife Viewing Nature Center Nevada Info Animals of Nevada Nevada Trees and Flowers Nevada Vital Statistics Links Nevada Environmental Links State Governmental Links Other Environmental Links Sportsman Links Just 4 Fun Raffle Walker Lake Aquisition Transfer Save Walker Lake How you can help before it is too late A watery gem amid arid land Walker Lake is a treasure worth discovering It is home to a threatened species of trout migrating waterfowl and the solitude of Nevada s Great Basin Walker Lake is a haven for boating fishing camping hiking and bird watching The lake s fresh water ecosystem is in danger of collapse due to upstream water diversions that leave little or no water for the fish and birds that depend on them You can help Educate The Internet is full of information to keep you current on the campaign to save Walker Lake Here are a few recommended sites Walker Lake Working Group will keep you informed of upcoming events and issues Walker Basin Project site contains the University of Higher Education studies on the Walker River Basin National Fish and Wildlife Foundation contains information on a water acquisition and transfer program to get water for Walker Lake U S Bureau of Reclamation See information on the Desert Terminal Lakes program U S Geological Survey Nevada Water Science Center Hydrology of the Walker River Basin U S Geological Survey Real time water data for Walker Lake Activate Contact your congressional delegates and statehouse representatives and let them know that you support efforts to save Walker

    Original URL path: http://www.nvwf.org/php/walker-lake-aquisition.php (2016-05-01)
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  • Nevada Wildlife Federation
    and are flexible enough to be revisited and changed if necessary to protect a species Please encourage Nevadas Representatives to become a co sponsor of the Miller ESA Bill You can help by sending the enclosed postcards to our Nevada representatives U S House of Representatives The Bad News Also in the House Alaskan Rep Don Young has introduced a bill that would require financial compensation to landowners and industry whose land falls under regulation by the Endangered Species Act ESA essentially this bill would repeal the Endangered Species Act as it applies to private property H R 1142 would ensure that the ESA is rarely if ever enforced on private property and would redefine what is considered a taking of private property under the Constitution The bill already has 25 House co sponsors Takings measures are designed to make it easier for industry and private landowners to be compensated for mere compliance with environmental laws Not surprisingly this latest takings proposal introduced under the guise of property rights protection would be very good for developers and very bad for wildlife How bad To cite just one example unless developers were paid to comply with the ESA they would be free to exterminate endangered sea turtles and shorebirds by bulldozing their nesting beaches Since the ESA was enacted more than 25 years ago courts have only decided four ESA takings cases on their merits In each case they found that the ESA did not in fact take private property The National Wildlife Federation NWF strongly supports the Constitutions balanced protection of private property In the unlikely event that a court determined that the ESA infringed property rights payments for any actual takings would be covered by the Constitutions Fifth Amendment clause nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation U S Senate The Good News Senator Frank Lautenberg D NJ is circulating a draft bill similar to the Miller ESA Bill in the Senate and is seeking co sponsors The bill has not yet been introduced but Sen Lautenberg is circulating a discussion draft showing the bill around to his colleagues and looking for their support Senator Lautenberg would like to be able to introduce the bill with 15 20 original cosponsors in the Senate Please encourage Nevadas Senators to co sponsor the Lautenberg draft bill on ESA reauthorization You can help by sending the enclosed postcards to our Nevada representatives U S Senate The Bad News One of the most fundamental protections for at risk species under the ESA the designation of critical habitat is under serious attack A new bill S 1100 was introduced by Senators Domenici R NM Crapo R ID and Chafee R RI which would lead to a dramatic weakening in the protection currently provided by critical habitat There are two broad problems with S 1100 First it weakens the protection available for critical habitat and second it does nothing to address the existing problems that have kept critical habitat designation

    Original URL path: http://www.nvwf.org/php/endangered-species.php (2016-05-01)
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