Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Southwest Region
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Refuge Quick Facts

Collage of Images from Moapa Valley NWR


Amy LaVoie, Refuge Manager

Mailing address:
4701 Torrey Pines Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89130
Office phone: 702-515-5225
Office fax: 702-515-5460

Quick Refuge Facts

  • Established: September 10, 1979.
  • Acres: 116 acres located in Clark County, NV.
  • The refuge was established to secure habitat for the endangered Moapa dace, a small fish commonly found throughout the headwaters of the Muddy River system.
  • During a snorkel survey conducted in 2005, on the refuge and surrounding area, 1,296 Moapa dace were recorded.

Refuge Goals And Objectives

  • Protect, restore, enhance, and otherwise support the recovery and perpetuation of endangered, threatened, and candidate species, including species of concern, with special emphasis on the Moapa Dace.

Management Tools

  • Endangered species restoration/management.
  • Water level/water rights/water quality.
  • Law enforcement.
  • Research.
  • Education/interpretation.
  • Volunteer/student intern program.

Public Use Opportunities

  • This refuge is currently open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, sunrise to sunset, from Labor Day through Memorial Day. Staffing is provided by volunteers.
Last updated: August 30, 2011