The Southern Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office is located in Las Vegas, Nevada within the Mojave Desert. The Southern Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office was established in 1995 primarily to work on recovery and regulatory issues related to the Mojave population of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), a species listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (Act), and to help with efforts to conserve native desert fishes in southern Nevada. Currently, the Southern Nevada Fish & Wildlife Office works with federal, state, and local partners to recover 26 federally listed species and three candidate species designated under the Act. We also are responsible for administrating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and we work with others to protect migratory birds in southern Nevada. Our staff of 15 includes biologists and technical staff with expertise in desert ecology, spring and systems, high elevation ecosystems, information technology, administration, and geographic information system (GIS).
The Southern Nevada Fish and Wildlife Office’s mission is to conserve the natural biological diversity of the Great Basin, eastern Sierra and the Mojave Desert. We work closely with many partners to conserve and recover Nevada native species throughout the state.