The Reno Fish and Wildlife Office protects and conserves endangered fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats in Nevada's Great Basin, the Eastern Sierra Nevadas, and the Tahoe Basin for the continuing benefit of the American people.

About Us

Our office

We work with partners including federal, state, private landowners, tribes and non-governmental organizations to implement conservation actions and promote healthy habitat to support and recover at-risk species and species listed under the Endangered Species Act.

Across our office area, our work with private landowners helps conserve or recover listed species, and other wildlife species, through habitat restoration projects and technical and financial assistance on private land.

What We Do

The Reno Fish and Wildlife Office is responsible for supporting the recovery of 25 endangered and threatened species found in northern Nevada, near Lake Tahoe and in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. Our goal is to help federally threatened and endangered plants and wildlife recover to healthy population levels and to prevent new species from needing the protections of the the Endangered Species Act through proactive conservation. Working with our partners, we focus much of our work in  sagebrush sagebrush
The western United States’ sagebrush country encompasses over 175 million acres of public and private lands. The sagebrush landscape provides many benefits to our rural economies and communities, and it serves as crucial habitat for a diversity of wildlife, including the iconic greater sage-grouse…

Learn more about sagebrush
country including Nevada's precious  riparian riparian
Definition of riparian habitat or riparian areas.

Learn more about riparian
and spring systems, where the majority of sensitive wildlife and plant species are found. 

Please enjoy our 2021 Year in Review to learn more about our recent conservation success stories, which would not be possible without our partners.  

Our Organization

The Migratory Bird Program works with partners to protect, restore and conserve bird populations and their habitats for the benefit of future generations by: ensuring long-term ecological sustainability of all migratory bird populations, increasing socioeconomic benefits derived from birds,...
The Ecological Services Program works to restore and protect healthy populations of fish, wildlife, and plants and the environments upon which they depend. Using the best available science, we work with federal, state, Tribal, local, and non-profit stakeholders, as well as private land owners, to...

Our Library

20220401_Dixie Valley toad_Emergency_Listing_Rule-508

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), exercise our authority pursuant to section 4(b)(7) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), to emergency list the Dixie Valley toad (Anaxyrus williamsi) as endangered. Due to the imminent development of a geothermal project in...

20220401_Dixie Valley toad_Proposed_Listing_Rule-508

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list the Dixie Valley toad (Anaxyrus williamsi), a toad species from Nevada, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). This determination also serves as our 12-month finding on a petition to...


A transcript of the virtual public informational session and public hearing for the Dixie Valley toad proposed listing rule. 

Presentation - Dixie Valley Toad Public Proposed Listing Rule Public Informational Session and Hearing

A copy of the presentation given during the Dixie Valley toad proposed listing rule virtual public informational session. 

Two close up images of people holding fish below the text: Updated Goals and Objectives for the Conservation of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout.

A Plan for Restoring Lahontan Cutthroat Trout

In 2019, Lahontan cutthroat trout interagency recovery partners collaboratively created and developed the Updated Goals and Objectives (UGOs), to guide conservation of the trout using the best available science and methods...

A close up of a person holding a fish beneath the text: Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Recovery South Fork Humboldt Subunit Situation Assessment Report

The National Riparian Service Team, Laura Van Riper (Bureau of Land Management) and Mike Lunn (contractor), was identified to conduct a situation assessment with people in the South Fork Humboldt area who would engage or be interested in the development of a collaborative conservation action...

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