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Moapa dace population counts

Restoration Benefits Moapa dace

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Restoration work on and off of the Moapa Valley NWR is benefiting the endangered Moapa dace, as recent population surveys showed healthy growth in the fish's numbers...


About the Complex

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex

The complex also oversees Ash Meadows, Desert, and Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuges in southern Nevada.

Moapa Valley is managed as part of the Desert National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Protecting the Moapa dace

The Moapa dace

Protecting the Moapa dace

When it was established in 1979, the Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge was the first refuge in the country created to protect a fish; the Moapa dace...

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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2014


  • Star Watch

    Starwatch Feature EventMarch 08, 2014 - March 08, 2014

    See Jupiter, moon craters, and nebulae through telescopes. Presented by the Las Vegas Astronomical Society.

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